The interview, scheduled to air on Wednesday, comes about two weeks after the start of the backlash following reports of inappropriate conduct between the Duggars' eldest son, Josh, and minors when he was a teenager.
"Kelly will speak with the parents about their son’s molestation allegations and the controversy surrounding their family right now,"
"The Kelly File" averages 2.5 million viewers. Fox News Channel, owned by 21st Century
Josh Duggar, 27, resigned his post as executive director for FRC Action, the lobbying arm of conservative Christian group Family Research Council, the day the allegations surfaced. He then issued an apology on a post on his family's Facebook page.
The scandal ignited on social media, where many expressed anger and disappointment toward the Arkansas family featured on the show using the hashtags #CancelTheDuggars, #DitchTheDuggars and #BoycottTLC.
The Duggars have also become been a frequent topic among presidential hopefuls. Republican presidential candidate
Others, such as former Arkansas governor and current
Though TLC said that it was yanking repeats of "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule, it has yet to cancel the show. TLC did not immediately reply for comment.
The channel was launched in 1972 as the Appalachian Community Service Network. It became the Learning Channel in 1980. TLC is available in about 94 million homes in the U.S. It is the second-most widely viewed channel owned by