The Roloffs and their show Little People, Big World returns with new (as in not seen before -- the episodes will be nearly a year behind in real time) episodes on April 5th on TLC.
On a good note for most fans based on the feedback we received, they'll start out with the old format fans had become used to -- two 30-minute episodes on Monday. For the last portion of 'Season 5 Part A' they had switched to only one episode per week.
On a side note: Do they really have to include the bad cliff-hangers in the press release? "Will a clash with county inspectors threaten to shut down Roloff Farms?" -- Um, no it didn't :-)
Also, it's interesting how the European vacation is being presented -- Jeremy and Zach deciding to backpack "alone" and the rest of the family joins them after. Actually, they just went different places. Amy went with Molly and Jake to Paris, etc, while Jeremy and Zach travelled to Germany, Amsterdam and such. And keep in mind that it is television and "alone" means with about 12 crew members who are their very good friends.
This is the press release from TLC:
Little People, Big World Returns With All-New Episodes On April 5
via press release:
“LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD” RETURNS WITH ALL-NEW EPISODE SPRING SEASON WILL AIR SERIES’ 200TH EPISODE
“LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD” returns with all-new episodes
Spring season will air series’ 200th episode
TLC’s hit series LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD continues its fifth season with 20 all-new episodes. From a family trip to Europe to the biggest pumpkin season ever, the Roloff family is back with new adventures starting with back-to-back premieres on Monday, April 5 at 8 & 8:30pm ET/PT. The spring season includes the series’ milestone 200th episode.
The current season of LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD has been a fan-favorite, with an average of 1.8 million viewers per episode and ratings up double digits from season four.
The premiere episodes kick off with twins Zach and Jeremy, recently graduated from high school, taking off on their own for a European backpacking adventure. Soon, the rest of the Roloffs join for a full family vacation that includes visits to Italy and France.
Life continues when the family returns home, as Molly turns sweet sixteen and goes for her driver’s license, and the twins figure out what’s next post-graduation. Meanwhile, Zach and his all-star team of little people athletes competing at the World Dwarf Games in Northern Ireland (which will be the 200th episode) – but Matt and Amy butt heads over team management.
Amy also focuses on her non-profit foundation but gets in over her head organizing a benefit golf tournament, while and Matt conducts the first-ever “Fort-A-Thon” on Roloff Farms and gets ready for the farm’s biggest, best pumpkin season ever. Will a clash with county inspectors threaten to shut down Roloff Farms?
LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD is produced by Gay Rosenthal Productions. Executive producers are Gay Rosenthal, Paul Barrosse, Joseph Freed, and Nicholas Caprio. Co-executive producer is Jeff Weaver.
There still has been no official word about a Season 6, but from what we hear, it's business as usual -- yes there will be a Season 6 and they'll film during their regular schedule -- from May to November.