‘Little People, Big World’ Airs in 2024 Despite Family Feuds
The Roloff family has had its share of feuding in the 24 previous seasons of “Little People, Big World.” Season 25 hits the screens this year against a backdrop of family infighting about the Roloff family farm.
According to a press release from TLC, the ongoing tension gives rise to new struggles and questions, as Matt, Amy, Zach and more members of the Roloff clan return to TV screens for another season. A press release from TLC dishes out a few tasters, revealing that the family surprises include an unexpected proposal, as Matt and Caryn build their dream home on the farm while excitedly looking to the future. With constant strain on the family, the farm is also central to some off-screen drama happening in the Roloff family.
Zach Roloff needed emergency brain surgery and other health issues that are associated with dwarfism and also became central to a major plotline in the new season. In May 2022 Matt Roloff announced on Instagram that he was “downsizing in acres to expand his adventures,” and listed a 16-acre parcel of the Roloff farm for sale for $4 million. Indicating that he wanted to sell part of his century-old farm, in Helvetia, Matt appears to have later changed his mind.
In a later Instagram post, Matt wrote that he was pulling the farm from the market, and going into partnership with I-Trip Vacations- similar to Air BnB. Going forward, the house would be available for short-term rentals and he suggested that even a show reunion may happen there. But as they were scrambling to get everything done, it came to light that son Zach had wanted to buy a section of the farm, but was unable to meet the price.
Also on Instagram, Zach Roloff’s wife, Tori, posted in 2021 that the family had moved from Portland to their new home in Washington, but the season will hopefully reveal more details. But Zack and Tori’s life with their three children was disrupted by Zack’s emergency trip to the hospital. Tori announced that it was seen as routine surgery, but was far outside of her routine. Despite putting their trust in the doctors, she was still nervous.
Over the seasons, many changes have taken place since “Little People, Big World” began airing on TLC. Matt and Amy Roloff got divorced, and Amy then got married to Chris Marek in an outdoor ceremony at Roloff Farms- the center of the current family feud. TLC also indicated that Amy and Chris continue in their married life, but Amy finds the family friction unsettling. Enlisting Chris, Matt, and Caryn to help organize a fundraiser, she hopes to bring the family together and support a cause close to her heart at the same time. According to the press release, tensions rise.
Matt Roloff has been busy in the meantime, and also released his book, Little Lucy Big Race. He also revealed that Jeremy and Jacob Roloff – who stepped away from TLC years ago, won’t be returning to “Little People, Big World” for Season 25. First aired on TLC in 2006, the series is built around Amy and Matt Roloff, who both have dwarfism. Of their four children, Zack is the only one who inherited dwarfism, while Jeremy, Molly, and Jacob did not.
Also available to stream on Sling TV, Max, and Fubo, the 25th season of “Little People, Big World” debuts on TLC next month- at 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20.