People have recently been noting that Matt and Amy have suddenly seemed rather quiet about more TLC shows lately considering Matt had been posting about it frequently for a few weeks -- even actually posting that he "thought they had already announced" that there would be more shows. Amy appeared to do a little bit of back tracking when addressing it in her latest coffee chat -- she referred to it as "remote discussions" after Matt had posted that he and Amy had worked out a tentative filming schedule and then went as far as to remark to an inquiring fan "I thought we already announced there would be more shows".
So people are asking what's happening?
Here's the latest (as in the last two weeks) that we were told from people connected to the show.
As usual, we have to totally contradict Matt's version. We don't set out to do that, that's just the way it often is...
Anyway, we are told that it was definitely Matt that approached TLC about doing more shows and not the other way around.
TLC's offer was the 4 or 5 special episodes we mentioned in our other article and the plan was to get it filmed, edited, produced and to air quickly.
The talk is that Matt was being....difficult in negotiations. Apparently, according to our sources, demanding to be paid similar to what they received for an entire season....but for only these 5 special episodes. The Roloffs were also wanting a vacation to be included. On the vacation, TLC might have been willing to do something less extravagant, but not on the grand scale like the Roloffs want.
Anyway, TLC was a no on the rather outrageous payment demands made by Matt....and that's basically where it stood. Matt approached them. TLC offered 4 or 5 specials. Matt wants close to a full season's pay. TLC didn't accept.....and there wasn't much since. So that's basically the update. A bit of a stalemate over money. Will Matt lower the Roloffs demands? Will TLC cave? Will it pass by? That remains to be seen...