TLC is known for producing shows that give us true reality television. They provide an in-depth look into the lives of families we wouldn't normally see in entertainment, like the Duggar family or the Roloffs.
The network often finds success when showcasing families who live with dwarfism. The Little Couple and Little People, Big World are two of the network's biggest claims to fame. It seems like they're going to try and recreate some of that magic, as TLC has announced their newest series.
Little Life On The Prairie will be hitting the small screen on August 20th, and the premise seems to combine both The Little Couple and Little People, Big World. The show will follow Nate and Lauren Webnar, who gave up the city life in California in order to run an animal farm in Arizona.
Along with their four-year-old daughter Juniper, the Webnars will be navigating their new country life, while also trying to expand their family.
"I have no idea what I'm doing," Lauren says in the trailer.
"Starting a farm "” it's going to be a little bit of a challenge, especially because we're little people," Nate adds.
The couple will document their struggles with fertility, choosing to try and conceive using IVF.
"Nate and I have decided to do IVF with genetic testing so that we're guaranteed a healthy baby," Lauren says in the trailer.
"We pretty much sunk the majority of our lives' savings into this process," Nate adds. "To have this not work would be crushing to us."
The show is set to premiere on August 20th, however not everyone is excited about this new show.
"Why can't TLC find some good shows? How many shows about little people, polygamist wives, multiple births, wedding shows do we need?" asked Becky Miller in the comment section of the trailer.
"Why does TLC exploit so many little people?" Julia Greenway echoed.
"I agree with Becky Miller enough of these stupid shows already put something good on for once! How many of the same kind of shows do we need??" Suzannah Peters wrote.
While it's true that TLC does focus a lot on families who live with dwarfism, their ratings prove that these types of shows perform well.
TLC president Howard Lee released a statement on the new series:
TLC is proud to share this emotional journey. Little Life on the Prairie follows a period of major transition for the endearing Webnar family, including extreme highs, lows and relatable moments that our viewers love to connect with most.
You can check out the trailer below and see for yourself if you want to watch. I know I will be!
[H/T: Good Housekeeping]