Little People, Big World ending after its upcoming, “dramatic” sixth season

One of TLC’s better series, Little People, Big World, will end its run after its upcoming sixth season concludes. The show followed Matt Roloff, Amy Roloff, and their kids, some of whom are average size and some of whom are little people, and their lives running an Oregon pumpkin farm.

A press release offered basically no information about why the series is ending after five years; TLC’s press release includes a quote attributed to both Matt and Amy that is about as generic as possible, and seems like advertising copy, especially with its TLC shout-out: “Over the past 5 years we have shared the most rewarding journey that will forever be in our hearts. We are gearing up to begin new and exciting adventures as a family and we look forward to starting the next chapter of the Roloffs. We will always be grateful to our TLC family, and most of all, our fans.”

The show’s on- and off-screen drama has included everything from a DUI to an injury-inducing accident. The network says that this final season will be “one of the most dramatic seasons” as it picks up after the sensational cliffhanger that showed “Matt Roloff collapsing in his home office — leaving his family and fans concerned for his wellbeing,” TLC said. Don’t forget leaving viewers hanging so they’d be sure to tune in again, you awful network!

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