via press release:
REALITY TV’S MOST BELOVED COUPLE RETURNS TO TLC
New episodes of The Little Couple premiere on Tuesday, March 4th at 10/9c
[Los Angeles, CA]—TLC’s The Little Couple returns for an important and emotional season, airing on Tuesday, March 4th at 10/9c. After more than a year of dedicated planning and anxious waiting, the one-hour premiere follows the couple as they leave for India to pick up their newly adopted daughter, Zoey. With their three-year old son, Will, in tow, the family has no idea that they’ll face their biggest challenge in the midst of their happiest moment. The trip takes an unexpected turn when Jen falls ill and returns to Texas, leaving Bill in a foreign country with two young children in order to complete the adoption.
Upon Jen’s return from India, she is diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and immediately begins to battle the disease. The new episodes capture the heartwarming and heartbreaking moments as the growing family copes with Jen’s news. Despite her condition, life at home with two toddlers doesn’t slow down. While Jen undergoes weekly chemotherapy treatments, Bill steps up his role as “Mr. Mom,” and both work to strengthen their bond with Zoey.
Even during their darkest time, Jen and Bill continue to focus on the joyous and positive moments. TLC fans will join the whole family as they celebrate Will’s fourth birthday, baptisms, Christmas, and Jen’s 40th.
Last year, The Little Couple scored its highest rated season ever in its five year run among HH, P2+ and P/W25-54/18-49, averaging 2.1M P2+ viewers. Fans have shared an outpouring of support to the family using the hashtag #GetWellJen. Bill and Jen will be live tweeting during the premiere – engaging with fans and sharing behind the scenes moments! Viewers can join the conversation using the hashtag #LittleCouple.
New episodes return on Tuesday, March 4th, with a special one-hour premiere at 10/9c. The Little Couple is produced by LMNO Cable Group for TLC.
TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into “BrideDay” with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes To The Dress franchise. In 2013, TLC had 32 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including seven series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more, the most ever in a year: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium, The Little Couple, Who Do You Think You Are?, Breaking Amish: Brave New World, and Breaking Amish: LA.
TLC is available in nearly 99 million homes in the US and 329 million households in 167 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world’s number one nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories.