Little People, Big World Canceled Due to Stunning Cast Upheaval?

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By Margaretd. Regina

Back on February 22, Tori Roloff and Zach Roloff made an announcement in regard to their future as cast members on Little People, Big World.

And now?

As the latest season of this TLC series continues to air new episodes?

Fans can’t help but wonder about the future of the program itself.

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Tori, Zach and their kids pose here for a Little People, Big World promotional picture. (TLC)

“We are done. That part of our lives, that chapter has closed,” said Tori Roloff on a recent episode of her and her husband’s podcast, confirming their departure from Little People, Big World.

Zach then made it sound as if their contracts have run out and neither the couple itself nor network executives are interested in a renewal.

“We’ve made it pretty clear,” added Zach on this same podcast. “They haven’t asked us back technically.”

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Tori, Zach Roloff and their kids for TLC. (TLC)

It’s been an open non-secret for nearly two years now that Zach and Tori don’t get along with the former’s father, Matt Roloff.

On the latest episode of Little People, Big World, Matt expressed disappointment over his son and daughter-in-law not attending a local charity event.

The rivalry started back in May 2022 when Matt listed 14 acres of his Oregon farm for sale, angering Zach because the father of three felt as if his own dad didn’t give him a fair chance to purchase this property.

Zach proceeded to trash him as a coward and a manipulator after Matt pushed back against this summary of events.

The relationship hasn’t been close to the same since.

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Zach and Tori Roloff have been through a lot as a couple. (TLC)

“This last cycle was rough between the family, the farm deal, and we were done with it,” Zach noted on the aforementioned podcast, referring to the issues with his dad, as Tori emphasized things have been hard of late.

Makes perfect sense to us.

But where does this leave one of the longest-running reality shows in television history?

Zach and Tori are now gone. Jacob Roloff left in 2016. Jeremy Roloff followed with his own departure in 2018.

Matt and Amy Roloff’s fourth child, Molly, never wanted to be a part of the cast and resides in Washington, far away from the spotlight.

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Matt, Amy, Zach and Tori Roloff are featured in this TLC promotional photo. (TLC)

Could TLC pick up Little People, Big World for another season?

Could it focus on just Amy and Matt’s relationship? Or Matt’s engagement to Caryn Chandler?

It’s possible. The series remains cost-effective for TLC; very little money goes into production.

We just can’t imagine a great deal of interest in the adults here. Most fans have been most invested (by far) in Matt and Amy’s children, none of whom are associated any longer with the show.

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Zach and Tori Roloff, who we absolutely adore, are featured in this confessional from Little People, Big World. (TLC)

Little People, Big World debuted all the way back 2006 — it’s incredible it remains on the air.

The series has followed the Roloff family through the years living on their Oregon farm as they wrestle with the complexities of dwarfism and daily life issues such as marriage, divorce and coming of age.

Wrote Tori and Zach in the episode description section of their late February podcast:

Little People, Big World was a huge part of our lives — but it was time to walk away.

The show brought us so many amazing opportunities, great memories and so much fun.

But it also challenged us to set better boundaries with filming and our kids, cope with not-so-accurate depictions of our lives and face family difficulties.

It was a great run, but we needed an adult in the room. And we made that move.

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