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The Little Couple

The Little Couple

Photo Credit:  TLC
  • Premiered: 
    May 26, 2009
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  • Network: TLC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Based on the TLC special (Little People: Just Married) 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

Bill, a successful businessman, and Jen, a pediatrician, who are both under four feet tall, share their unique perspectives on life, love, and marriage. On Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT on TLC, THE LITTLE COUPLE returned with new episodes, starting with the show's 100th episode. Jen, Bill and the new son, Will, take the 28-hour trip back to Houston, where Jen's parents greet their new family with a welcome home party and plenty of tears. Then, it's all about adjusting to life at home as they experience lots of firsts. Will meets his furry siblings Rocky and Maggie, Jen struggles with juggling work and home life, and the family has to brace for some difficult moments as Will gears up for several medical procedures. For a while, it's all about Will -- until they head to India to pick up their daughter Zoey.

THE LITTLE COUPLE returned for its sixth season on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 10pm ET/PT on TLC. After more than a year of dedicated planning and anxious waiting, the one-hour premiere followed the couple as they left for India to pick up their newly adopted daughter, Zoey. With their three-year-old son, Will, in tow, the family had no idea that they'd face their biggest challenge in the midst of their happiest moment. Upon Jen's return from India, she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and immediately began to battle the disease. The new episodes capture the heartwarming and heartbreaking moments as the growing family copes with Jen's news.

THE LITTLE COUPLE returned for its seventh season on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 9pm ET/PT on TLC, following Bill and Jen as they juggle the excitement and obstacles of raising two young children, 4-year old Will and 3-year old Zoey. At the start of Season 7, Jen returns to balancing motherhood with her career as a doctor at Texas Children's Hospital. She continues to be a champion for children's health care heading out to Washington, DC, to raise awareness for the Children's Hospital Association's "Speak Now for Kids" initiative. As a family, they move forward in acclimating Will and Zoey to life in the U.S. by working with the children on their language skills and enrolling them in pre-school. Bill and Jen make family time a priority doing lots of outdoor activities with the kids including gardening, beach time and swim lessons. And they share the joy of several family milestones including the children's baptisms, Bill's 40th birthday as well as Zoey's first birthday in the U.S. After all the ups and downs of the past year, all Bill and Jen want is a calm and quiet year. But that is unlikely to happen, as medical challenges continue to emerge for the family. Jen is due for her six-month oncology check-up, the children need full medical evaluations and Bill is facing his own major medical issue that can impact the entire family.

THE LITTLE COUPLE returned with new episodes on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 9pm ET/PT on TLC, coinciding with the release of Bill and Jen's new book, "Life is Short (No Pun Intended)." With Jen entering her second cancer-free year, and Bill steadily recovering from a recent back surgery, TLC's favorite little couple is finally ready to focus on making memories and spending quality time with their kids, 4-year-old Will and 3-year-old Zoey. This season is all about learning and trying new things as Will takes his first karate class, Zoey tries ballet and the family adopts some new pet fish. Slowing down is not an option for this resilient family. While Jen juggles motherhood, her career and tending to Bill through his recovery, Bill does his best to maintain his "super dad" status despite his medical limitations. Will and Zoey make steady progress in school and with their speech and language skills, and the entire family continues to take advantage of all that each day has to offer. In the premiere episode, Will and Zoey help speed up Bill's recovery process by taking him and their dogs out for a walk, and Bill and Jen get to spend some quality time together while on a trip to New York. Later, in the spirit of learning, the family takes a trip to NASA's Johnson Space Center where they learn about rocket ships, astronauts and outer space. Does Will have what it takes to be the first little person astronaut?

Season 8 of THE LITTLE COUPLE premiered on TLC, immediately following an all-day marathon (6am-9pm) of encore episodes. Life has been challenging the past couple of years for Jen and Bill as they navigated two international adoptions, Jen's battle with cancer and Bill's back surgery. With those obstacles now part of the past, the couple is focusing on cherishing everyday life and the joys of parenthood. This season of THE LITTLE COUPLE finds Jen and Bill creating great memories with 5-year old Will and 4-year old Zoey; from a visit to the local fire department where Will gets to ride in a fire truck, to a trip to New Orleans where the kids get face-to-face with a group of penguins, to the first Halloween where Jen and Bill are both healthy enough to go trick-or-treating with the kids.

A new season of THE LITTLE COUPLE premiered on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 9pm ET/PT on TLC. At the start of this season, Jen and Bill take the kids on their first international trip to the United Kingdom when Jen is invited to participate in a conference in Scotland. It's not all work and no play, however, as the family takes the opportunity to visit a scotch distillery, a castle where Will and Zoey feel quite at home and plenty more adventures as they make their way to London, such as questioning a royal guard and partaking in proper British tea. Throughout the season, the family will continue to expand their horizons stateside, including a visit to Washington D.C. to host an adoption gala, which coincides with Zoey's fifth birthday celebration! Later in the season, Will also celebrates his birthday during a ski trip to Vermont, where the kids experience snow for the first time.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2018 from 8-10pm ET/PT, TLC premiered a new season of THE LITTLE COUPLE with the first of three weeks of two-hour episodes. The journey kicks off with big changes for the Arnold-Klein family as they prepare to say goodbye to their longtime home of Houston, Texas, and hello to the sunny city of St. Petersburg, Florida, where Jen has recently accepted a job opportunity. It's a bittersweet move for Bill and Jen, one filled with both trepidation and excitement. On the one hand, they are sad to leave the home they've built and the memories made there; but on the other, they are excited to be closer to family and look forward to the new adventures that lie ahead. One thing that is certain, change is hard and there is much to do before they can leave Houston and prepare for their new life in St. Petersburgh. From selling their home and finding a new one, to planning the logistics of the move, Bill and Jen have their hands full. And to add to an already busy schedule, the new homeowners end up having to renovate the entire space to accommodate their stature, leaving them living in a construction zone for months; Somewhere amidst the chaos, the family finds time for fun. The adventure begins when Bill and Jen opt to take a road trip to their new home and investigate the full spectrum of what the south has to offer, the merriment continues with a vacation alongside Jen's parents and aunt Barbara up the coast of Florida; Finally settled into their home, the family is forced to abruptly evacuate as Hurricane Irma comes barreling towards Florida leaving them to deal with the aftermath on their return; and to finish off a very busy year, Bill, Jen and the kids return to China with all six grandparents in tow for an emotional trip as Will and the family learn more about his birth country.

A new season of THE LITTLE COUPLE premiered on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 from 9-11pm ET/PT, immediately following a new countdown special (8pm). Moving to Florida wasn't an easy task for the Klein-Arnolds, but St. Petersburg is finally starting to feel like home. The family of four is fully immersing themselves in everything the city has to offer - beaches, boats and becoming closer to their extended family who live nearby. Zoey and Will are adjusting well to school and enjoying fun extracurricular activities such as Bollywood dance and Cub Scouts. Meanwhile, Bill and Jen take the time to appreciate the important things in life as they begin to prepare for Jen's upcoming hip replacement surgery. Although she's undergone more than 30 procedures, surgery always comes with risk and the family worries that this time there could be complications. In the season opener, "Wait, They're Cutting You Open?," the family is headed to New York City for Jen's hip replacement surgery. They try to make the best of their trip by enjoying the chilly Christmas season, but it ends in uncertainty as Jen is wheeled into the OR.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 9-10pm ET/PT, TLC premiered "This is How We Party," a new episode of THE LITTLE COUPLE. Zoey's dream comes true as she and her best friend have a special mermaid encounter. Then, Bill & Jen throw a big summer party for all of their friends but have to scramble when an unexpected Florida rainstorm threatens to ruin their big event.

Bill & Jen arrange a playdate for Zoey at an iconic Florida attraction: Weeki Wachee Springs State Park. First, Zoey and her friend Nico watch a mermaid show from an underground aquarium theater. Next, in a once-in-a-lifetime moment, they both put on mermaid tails and actually swim with the mermaids.

aving decided it's finally time to have a big party for their family and newfound friends, Bill and Jen prepare for a lobster boil and a big crowd. Family converges to help with the event, and Jen's perfectionism sets in as they get everything ready. Just when the guests have arrived and the party is in full swing, an unexpected rainstorm rolls into St. Petersburg. Bill and Jen are left scrambling to save the party from being rained out.

Other Titles

  • Previously known as Little People: Couples

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by LMNO Productions


  • - Houston, Texas USA