If you are wondering whether “Little People, Big World” – ’’LPBW“ – is being renewed for Season 25, we have a short answer—it depends. As of late January 2023, there is no official news from TLC (The Learning Channel), the producers of the TV show, about the renewal or cancellation of the reality-TV series. To be fair, it’s too early to tell, since Season 24 wrapped up on 3 January 2023 after 10 eventful episodes, that premiered on 1 November 2022, at 9pm ET, and aired every Tuesday.
Fans also had a big scare on 10 January 2023 during the usual air slot – some TV program schedules had an error, announcing an episode of the TV show would air, even though the show finished, which prompted speculations on social media. Luckily, that was a mishap, and personal developments and captivating events in the family suggest there is more coming. More importantly, the most prominent family members, Matt and Zach Roloff and Amy, née Roloff, seemingly look forward to more filming in 2023. It’s also worth noting that the show has been on air since 2006, which increases its chances of return. Let’s examine what we know, to see if we can glean the future.
- 1 When can we expect more information about the new season?
- 2 Are there hints for Season 25 of “Little People, Big World” Season 25?
- 3 Did Amy comment on Season 25?
- 4 What did Matt Roloff say about Season 25?
- 5 What can happen in Season 25?
- 6 Conclusion
When can we expect more information about the new season?
TLC hasn’t renewed or canceled “Little People, Big World” even though Season 24 ended, but that’s not unusual. The production network usually holds off on providing new information until shortly before the new season of its TV show airs. Additionally, ’’LPBW“ aired two seasons per year, in spring and fall. If we assume it will air somewhere close to when Season 23 premiered, 17 May 2022, we can assume that the hype will begin about a month before. With that in mind, viewers can expect an official announcement or rumors about “Little People, Big World” around April 2023, if not early May.
Are there hints for Season 25 of “Little People, Big World” Season 25?
To weigh the possibilities of renewal, we must determine if the show is hinting at a new season, and whether fans are interested in the TV stars’ lives. In short, the answer seems to be “yes”; the audience’s interest in Matt and Amy’s lives following a 27-year marriage that was finalized in the “The Next Chapter” episode aired on July 26, has never ceased. Countless audience members are also captivated by their children, and have met the earlier-than-expected birth of Zach and Tori’s third child, Josiah Luke, on 30 April 2022, with glee. The family’s reaction to Josiah is prominent in Season 24, so that’s unsurprising.
Others seem to be interested in the tense family relations between Zach and Tori and Matt and Caryn Chandler. However, we may not see the disagreements between the two families resolved, and you’ll soon find out why. Fans also want to learn about the future of Roloff Farms, the family’s real estate property. It went up for sale at the beginning of the season, but that stalled, and Matt announced other plans. Since its future is undecided, and the affairs with Matt and Caryn and Amy and Chris are nowhere near their end, fans can justifiably expect a Season 25. However, it may be in a slightly different format, such as multiple locations, or perhaps have fewer episodes.
Did Amy comment on Season 25?
In an Instagram Live, Amy commented on the show’s future, but only revealing that she didn’t know if the show is returning. She said, “You know what, we never know for that. We are wrapping up. I think we have three more episodes to go. … Is it three or two? I think it’s two! So, we’re on the tail-end of this season. We’ll see if we’re filming anymore. But, as far as I know, we’re going to be filming something. But, I have no idea what kind of episodes.” That tells us that we would get a special episode at the very least. In the best-case scenario for fans, the show will be renewed.
Amy also reminisced about past seasons, which perhaps foreshadowed some changes, stating “Obviously with the slew of reality shows on all of these networks or TLC, you know, budgets have to change. It’s just like any business. You have this product and then that product. Well, if you add a whole bunch of other products, your budget changes.”
However, that was on 15 December 2022, far too early for her to have any reliable information. She remained positive about the show’s future, however, and expressed the desire to continue to be part of it show alongside Chris Marek. Thus, we can almost guarantee that she will continue to appear in the show, if it gets renewed.
What did Matt Roloff say about Season 25?
Matt has been mostly silent about his appearance in Season 25, so we can’t claim that he’ll be there. Some Roloff Farm visitors revealed that Matt told them that the future of the TV show is uncertain, since the producers didn’t discuss a new season with him, adding that he feels the show is slowly ending.
However, an insider told The Sun that Matt would want to do another season. In the same breath, they claimed to know that Caryn Chandler, Matt’s girlfriend, is “completely done” with the show and wants out. In their words, “She thinks there are too many disagreements with what they want to say and do on air, and now too much family drama. She feels as though she’s the one always caught in the middle trying to mediate. Although she knows it probably makes for good ratings, she doesn’t want to be a part of it anymore.” Although the publication implies the source is trustworthy, and fans could see some hints of her displeasure, take this information with a grain of salt, but his girlfriend’s wishes may affect Matt’s decision to stay on the show or not.
What can happen in Season 25?
While we can’t know for sure what the focus of “Little People, Big World” Season 25 could be, we can have an educated guess based on what happened in Season 24 and earlier seasons. Before we dive into our breakdown of potential topics for the new season, we should mention that fans’ opinions are somewhat divided. A Reddit message board has fans who love the family and are ecstatic about the future, but also former die-hard fans who are finally bored with the show.
Another thing we should point out is that the 23rd and 24th seasons had 10 episodes each, but the 22nd had 15, which would suggest that the budget for the TV show is dwindling. However, we also know that Season 21 only had 5 episodes, Season 20 had 8, while Season 19 aired the regular 10. Therefore, we cannot use airtime as a trustworthy indicator of whether “Little People, Big World” would end with Season 24, especially as many crucial events were awaiting a conclusion. With all that said, let’s speculate on what we can expect to see in 2023.
Matt and Caryn
As mentioned, former farm manager Caryn Chandler is ready to move on from Roloff Farms, but not from Matt. To remind you, an insider claimed thatshe plans to quit the TV show, and reports make that tidbit of information credible. Caryn and Matt already began spending more time in Surprise, Arizona, rather than Oregon, where the farm is. Informed fans know that the two purchased an Arizona home worth $375,000 from her parents in 2018. Going back and forth between Arizona and Oregon wouldn’t be a problem if it wasn’t for another insider who told The Sun, “Caryn is planning to move to Arizona full-time, likely by January.”
According to their insight, Caryn wanted to extend the stay from going to their vacation home on some weekends, to a permanent solution. Further, the couple would rent their home for now, and she would rent a new one to get settled in Oregon without Matt. Her goal is not to push him into making decisions he would regret, yet exclude herself from the family drama with his children, and not appear on TV. However, Matt’s business plans clash with her decision, which halted their plans for engagement, marriage, and full-time joint living situation, but “the wedding is still on the cards”, according to the source.
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One thing is for sure—we will start seeing the family together a bit less. Amy and Chris have expectedly moved on. However, something unexpected happene – after Matt refused to sell the farm to his twin sons, Jeremy and Zach, the family was in disarray. He went as far as to call them “monsters” in an episode, which many viewers thought was harsh and uncalled for. Because Caryn allegedly inspired Matt not to sell the farm to them, Zach and Tori claimed that they don’t plan on letting her meet their third child, son Josiah Luke. The tense family relations became apparent during the family gathering to honor Ronald Roloff, Matt’s dad, who passed away at 84 in July 2022; the couple only spoke a few words to Tori.
Zach and Tori
Zach Roloff is the only child of Matt and Amy who has stayed on the show until Season 24, and chances are that he will return. He is active on Instagram, interacts with his fan base, and proudly shares the newest developments in his life. Unfortunately, the family dynamic seems to be deeply upset following the farm dispute. As mentioned, after Matt refused the sell the part of the farm to him and his family, Zach and Tori distanced themselves from him and his girlfriend. However, we still don’t know whether Zach will reappear in the TV show, if it airs.
On the other hand, Tori has been more open about her potential absence from the TV show. During a Questions & Answer session on Instagram in late December 2022, she was vocal about her time under the spotlight of TV cameras, stating “I think our time is definitely coming to a close, but we’re trying to enjoy it while it’s here!” A month earlier, a fan asked whether she would consider stepping away from filming, to which she responded positively.
We know that Zach and Tori welcomed their third child, Josiah Luke, on 30 April 2022, born two weeks prematurely and came into the world via a C-section. The couple moved to a new home with their two other kids, Jackson born in May 2017, and Lilah in November 2019. Therefore, there’s a lot of potential for the couple, married since 2015, to show their little family unit in front of TV cameras, if the format moves away from drama and becomes family happiness-focused.
Amy and Chris
As mentioned, Amy seems eager to return in any new season, even if the show’s budget gets cut; fans are still interested in her life with Chris Marek after her divorce from Matt. On top of that, the finale of Season 24 showed her adopting Daisy, a rescue dog. This pulled at the heartstrings of devoted fans who know that Felix, her previous dog, passed away shortly before she married Chris Marek on 28 August 2021. The new season may shed some light on her rescue efforts, too.
The future of Roloff Farms hangs in the balance, which was the premise of Season 24, and could be the cornerstone of Season 25. The majority of problems in the family came from the disagreement between Matt on one side and Jeremy, Zach and Tori on the other. When the father announced selling part, and then possibly all of Roloff Farms, he shot down the offers from both Jeremy and Zach. Instead, he continued to seek buyout offers, but ended up dissatisfied with the offers he got. According to Forbes Global Properties, he listed the farm for $4 million. After his dad passed away and he realized his mom was now alone, Matt explained to the viewers that selling their farm wasn’t a priority anymore.
Toward the end of Season 24, he announced his new idea, “a plan B,” that would take the farm in a different direction. It turned out that the farm would become short-term rental properties that people could rent on Airbnb, and hoped that the business would be booming by the pumpkin season in 2023. Amy was “completely against” the idea, but had no say in the decision. At the time of writing, a night of stay costs between $566 and $2020, with a minimum of three nights per booking.
Molly, Jeremy and Jacob Roloff have stopped appearing on “Little People, Big World”, and are unlikely to be back for any Season 25. Zach’s twin brother Jeremy is the one who won’t return, as he stepped down from the show with his wife Audrey in 2018, to focus on business endeavors and time away from the spotlight. He told a fan, “ “It’s [the show] become that athlete that won’t hang up the cleats, so he’s doing damage to the team and injuring himself in the process. Audrey and I had other things we wanted to do besides fabricating drama on TV.”
Jacob Roloff never had a prominent presence, plus, in 2020, he came out with allegations against “Little People, Big World” executive, most likely Chris Cardamone, describing the inappropriate events that could have happened around 2007. Chris was booked into the Santa Clara, California jail for “felony lewd and lascivious acts with a minor” in 2008, although no one knows whether it was related. He revealed that this helped him “heal from trauma”. We saw Jacob return briefly in Season 24 alongside Zach, and heard that he’ll continue to work on the farm. However, the show most likely won’t focus on him.
The person with the highest theoretical chance of being featured is Molly Roloff, if only briefly, Zach and Amy have shown Molly on their Instagram pages – she’s been married to Joel Silvius since 2017, and now lives in Spokane, Washington State, after buying a home with her husband in 2019. Although she seems uninterested in being in front of TV cameras, an event such as the birth of a baby may be a good occasion for an on-screen family visit.
In the end, there are no reliable bits of information to go on regarding the future of “Little People, Big World,” and whether Season 25 will premiere. We expect to hear more news from TLC or the reality TV stars by April or May 2023. Some family members seem interested in returning, and there are plenty of events in this family-oriented TV show that viewers are eager to see progress. We suppose it will come down to finance that dictate a change of format, or fewer filming locations and episodes, or even complete cancelation. Only time will tell!