Saturday, December 6, 2008

List of new shows on the way - twins turn 18, a Roloff Christmas and Mike Detjen's passing

There are three more weeks of new episodes of Little People, Big World before Christmas. Historically, Part A of the seasons don't go past Christmas.

The shows sound interesting. Here is what you have to look forward to courtsey of the written previews at TLC.

Dec 08, 8:00 pm
(30 minutes)

Little People, Big World
Twins at Eighteen

Zach and Jeremy have reached adulthood-sort of. They're 18, but they don't seem ready to leave the nest. Amy prepares a pool party for the twins, but when Matt drags his feet on getting the pool in working order, the whole party is put in jeopardy.

Dec 08, 8:30 pm

Little People, Big World
Big Sister, Little Brother

Amy joins her siblings in Taos, New Mexico to celebrate her sister's birthday. They ride horses, raft whitewater rapids and experience a Native American sweat lodge, but the fun grinds to a halt when the chaos at the farm finds its way back to Amy.

Dec 15, 8:00 pm
(30 minutes)
Little People, Big World
A Roloff Winterland Part 1
It's been over 2 years since both Matt and Amy's families got together, so they invite the Knights and the Roloffs to the farm for an early holiday celebration. Amy attempts to deck the halls and transform their home into a "Roloff Winterland".
Dec 15, 8:30 pm
(30 minutes)

Little People, Big World
A Roloff Winterland Part 2
Matt and Amy's families gather for their holiday celebration. Coordinating a meal for 25 guests is a lot to manage. The family get-together includes Matt's brother Sam (a little person), Amy's parents Gordon and Pat, and a guest appearance by Santa.

The episode with Matt's brother, Sam, marks the first time Sam will appear on the show.
Sam Roloff is also an artist. You can see some of Sam's work on his website:

Sam also has an old site with family photos with his then 2 boys, Max and Henry. There are some pictures of Sam's family with Matt's family.

Dec 22, 8:00 pm
(30 minutes)

Little People, Big World
Friend of the Family

Family friend Mike Detjen is as involved with the Roloff family as he's ever been: building a new trebuchet, coaching the twins' soccer team. But when a heart condition suddenly takes Mike's life, the family must face coping with the loss of their friend.

Dec 22, 8:30 pm
(30 minutes)

Little People, Big World
Death in the Family

In the aftermath of losing their dear friend Mike Detjen, the Roloff family recalls his special place in their lives. They prepare for his funeral and turn an already planned housewarming party into an emotional get-together to honor his memory.


Katie M said...

I LOVE the old pics of the kids. Cute! :)

Nancy said...

I think all the new shows will be very captivating.

Is that Jeremy holding the baby in the last picture? It must be, but he looks different at that age than I thought.

Rambler said...

I love that the Roloff kids have a soccer ball...even back then :)

Viva La Soccer!

Sam has a very lovely family as well.

Anonymous said...

I think Jeremy looks a lot like Zack in that Pic with the baby

Brokenwing said...

You're right, Jer does look like Zach in the baby picture.

Degrassifan said...

I love seeing the old pictures of when they were young. Jeremy and Zach really do look alike in that picture.

Another soccer ball, it shows they really love it. They take a soccer ball everywhere, even on vacation. In the Florida episode Jeremy was playing with the soccer ball while waiting for the rental car.

Coolkid said...

Yes, that's definitely one thing that isn't fake about the Roloffs -- they love soccer.

Marty once commented on the fact that Jeremy and Zach used to look alike when they were young. He was right.

Nicole said...

The shows all sound great. I'll be watching.

The old pictures are cute. Jeremy's appearance has changed drastically.

Anonymous said...

I think all the kids in that old picture looks just like Amy. How cute!!! I just had to find someone talking about next week's show, the previews didn't show much last night and I had to turn up the volume to hear what amy was saying. amy said to Matt I think tomorrow will be a very sad day for us. I my heart just sank and I thought it was one of the kids. That's going to be a sad show to watch next week.

Degrassifan said...

Next week has to be about Mike. I think they switched the show's around. Mike's death will be next week and the Christmas episodes will be on the 22nd, it makes more sense.

TLC tried to make it look like Jeremy got hurt on the Trebuchet but I really think it was Amy calling Matt to tell him to get all the kids to the hopsital. Amy was with Mike at the soccer board meeting when he had to go to the hospital.