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Big New House For Little Hailey on 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Oct 17th 2011 3:30AM
'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' - 'The Korpai Family'This week, Ty Pennington and the 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' (Sun., 8PM ET on ABC) took on a task very close to the heart for Amy and Matt Roloff ('Little People Big World'). The Korpai family have a five-year old daughter, Hailey, with dwarfism, but their house is hardly suitable for her needs.

The Roloffs undertook a similar renovation on their farm to make the kitchen and other areas of the house more user-friendly for little people. So the design team stopped by Roloff farms for some inspiration, and invited Matt back to help with the build. Bill Klein and Jen Arnold ('The Little Couple') got involved as well, as this was more than just a rebuild of a house.

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What's On Tonight: 'Chuck,' 'House,' 'Trauma,' '6TEEN,'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 26th 2010 12:21PM

A new episode of 'Gossip Girl' airs at 9:00 on The CW
Here's tonight's lineup of new shows and events (all times Eastern). Check your local
TV listings for additional information.

Good news and bad. The good: The networks are full of new episodes from 8:00 to 10:00. The bad: after 10:00 -- Nada.

8:00 to 9:00

ABC: 'Dancing With the Stars' -- 90 minutes
CBS: 'Rules of Engagement' -- 8:30 start
The CW: 'One Tree Hill'
FOX: 'House'
NBC: 'Chuck'
ABC Family: '10 Things I Hate About You'
Animal Planet: 'Animal Cops Houston'
Cartoon Network: 'Adventure Time with Finn & Jake'
DIY: 'Backyard Blitz'
ESPN2: 'E:60' -- ESPN's investigative sports magazine
GREEN: 'Emeril Green' -- Two 30-minute episodes
Spike: 'TNA Wrestling' -- Two Hours
TLC: 'Little People, Big World' -- Two 30-minute episodes

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'Romantically Challenged'
The CW: 'Gossip Girl'
FOX: '24'
NBC: 'Trauma'
Animal Planet: 'Untamed and Uncut'
BBC America: 'Top Gear' -- Season finale
Cartoon Network: '6TEEN' -- 9:30 start
DIY: 'King of Dirt'
Golf Channel: 'Donald J. Trump's Wonderful World of Golf'
LOGO: 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
TRUTV: 'Operation Repo' -- 9:30 start

10:00 to 11:00
Food Network: 'Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives'
LOGO: 'RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!' and 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
National Geographic: 'Ultimate Factories'
National Geographic Wild: 'My Life Is a Zoo'
OXYGEN: 'Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood'
Showtime: 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara'
Spike: 'Jail'
TLC: 'Ultimate Cake Off' -- Season finale
Travel: 'Bizarre Foods With Andrew Zimmern' -- Season premiere
TRUTV: 'Southern Fried Stings' -- Two 30-minute episodes

11:00 to Midnight
A&E: 'Runaway Squad' -- Season finale


After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: 'House,' '24,' 'Little People,' 'Nurse Jackie'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 19th 2010 12:30PM

A new 'United States of Tara' airs at 10:30 on Showtime
Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern). All shows listed are new, unless otherwise noted.


Starting at 8:00
TNT: NBA Playoffs

8:00 to 9:00
ABC: 'Dancing With the Stars' -- 90 minutes
CBS: 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Rules of Engagement'
FOX: 'House'
ABC Family: '10 Things I Hate About You'
Animal Planet: 'Animal Cops Houston'
BBC America: 'Top Gear' -- 100 minutes long
Cartoon Network: 'Adventure Time With Finn & Jake'
G4: 'The International Sexy Ladies Show'
TLC: 'Little People, Big World' -- Two 30-minute episodes

9:00 to 10:00
ABC: 'Romantically Challenged' -- Series premiere of a new Alyssa Milano comedy
FOX: '24'
NBC: 'Trauma'
A&E: 'Intervention'
Animal Planet: 'Untamed and Uncut'
Cartoon Network: '6TEEN' -- 9:30 start
Golf Channel: 'Donald J. Trump's Wonderful World of Golf'
LOGO: 'RuPaul's Drag Race'
MSNBC: 'The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist' -- Featuring recordings of Timothy McVeigh prior to his execution
MTV: 'True Life'
National Geographic: 'Explorer' -- A look back at the last 25 years of the series
TRUtv: 'Operation Repo' -- 9:30 start

10:00 to 11:00
ABC: 'Castle'
CBS: 'CSI: Miami'
FX: 'Damages' -- 90-minute season finale
MTV: 'True Life'
Oxygen: 'Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood'
Showtime: 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara'
Spike: 'Jail'
TLC: 'Ultimate Cake Off'
Travel: 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations'
TRUtv: 'Southern Fried Stings' -- Two 30-minute episodes
VH1: 'TRANSform Me' - 10:30 start

11:00 to Midnight
A&E: 'Runaway Squad' -- Two 30-minute episodes
SyFy: 'Monster' -- Two 30-minute episodes. 11:30 start

Check your local TV listings for more information. After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: 'House,' 'Big Bang Theory,' 'Damages'

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 12th 2010 12:23PM
A new episode of 'House' airs at 8:00 on FOX
Here's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern). All shows mentioned are new, unless otherwise noted.


8:00 to 9:00
ABC: 'Dancing With the Stars' -- Two hours
CBS: 'How I Met Your Mother' and 'Rules of Engagement'
The CW: 'Life Unexpected'
FOX: 'House' -- Finally!
BBC America: 'Top Gear'
Cartoon Network: 'Adventure Time With Finn & Jake'
Nick: 'Glen Martin, DDS'
TLC: 'Little People, Big World' -- Two 30-minute episodes

9:00 to 10:00
CBS: 'Two and a Half Men' and 'The Big Bang Theory'
The CW: 'Gossip Girl'
FOX: '24'
NBC: 'Trauma'
A&E: 'Intervention'
Cartoon Network: '6TEEN'
TLC: 'Ultimate Cake Off'
TruTV: 'Operation Repo' (starts at 9:30)

10:00 to 11:00
ABC: 'Castle'
CBS: 'CSI: Miami'
A&E: 'Runaway Squad' -- Two 30-minute episodes
FX: 'Damages'
MTV: 'True Life'
Oxygen: 'Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood'
Showtime: 'Nurse Jackie' and 'United States of Tara'
TNT: 'Saving Grace'
Travel: 'Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations'

Check your local TV listings for more information. After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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What's On Tonight: 'Chuck,' 'Little People,' NCAA Basketball Finals

by Rich Keller, posted Apr 5th 2010 12:10PM
A new episode of Chuck airs at 8 on NBCHere's tonight's TV lineup (all times Eastern)


  • At 8. ABC presents 'Dancing With the Stars,' followed by a new episode of 'Castle' at 10.
  • CBS has a rerun 'The Big Bang Theory' at 8, then a new episode of 'Rules of Engagement.' At 9, Duke and Butler battle it out in the NCAA Championship.
  • The CW has new episodes of 'Life Unexpected' at 8 and 'Gossip Girl' at 9.
  • FOX has a two-hour episode of '24.'
  • NBC goes with new episodes of 'Chuck' and 'Trauma' at 8 and 9 with a repeat of 'Law & Order' at 10.
  • The Weather Channel has two new episodes of 'Storm Stories' starting at 8.
  • A new episode of '10 Things I Hate About You' airs at 8 on ABC Family, followed by the movie 'Step Up.'
  • 'Intervention' returns with a new episode at 9 on A&E, followed at 10 by the new series 'Runaway Squad.'
  • USA offers up another episode of 'WWE Monday Night Raw' at 9.
  • ESPN2 has the Giants vs. Astros at 7, followed by the Twins vs. Angels at 10.
  • FX has a new 'Damages' at 10.
  • A new 'Saving Grace' hits the airwaves at 10 on TNT.
  • TLC has new episodes of 'Little People, Big World' at 8 and 8:30 on TLC, followed by 'Ultimate Cake Off' at 9.
  • TBS offers two new episodes of 'Tyler Perry's House of Pain' at 10 and 10:30.
  • Cartoon Network airs the official premiere of 'Adventure Time with Finn and Jake' at 8.
  • 'Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood' begins its fifth season (yes, I'm amazed as well) at 10 on OXYGEN.
  • At 8, TCM presents the classic 'Giant,' starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean.


Check your local TV listings for more

After the jump, the late night talk shows.

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TLC Renews 'The Little Couple,' Their Best "Little" Show

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 23rd 2010 3:02PM
Jen Arnold and Bill Klein of 'The Little Couple' on TLCA couple of weeks ago, I joked that Discovery Networks seems to have every little person in America under contract for a reality show. They do seem to be fascinated with the lives of people with dwarfism, aren't they?

The company's various channels have explored primordial dwarfism, followed a little couple as they adopted an Eastern European baby with dwarfism, and followed a third little couple during the wife's pregnancy. They've also decided to build a series around a little couple who own a chocolate shop in Salt Lake City ('The Little Chocolatiers') and a little person who rescues pit bulls ('Pit Boss'). And the family who started TLC down this road, the Roloffs, are still cranking out episodes of 'Little People, Big World.'

Of all these shows, I've always liked 'The Little Couple' the best. I'm not sure if it's because it's so unrelentingly normal or that Bill Klein and Jen Arnold make such a charming couple. Either way, it's good to hear that TLC has renewed the show for a third season.

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TLC is building a reality show around a morbidly obese family

by Jason Hughes, posted Jul 20th 2009 7:02PM
RubyThey've done just about every variation of little people show you can imagine, so as executive producer Mike Duffy said, it's not exploitation. "Little People, Big World is about little people living in a big world. This is about big people living in a little world -- fat people living in a skinny world." Doesn't that sound so much better?

They've found a family of four tipping the scales at over 1,400 pounds. While there's no prize money involved, the family is determined to lose some weight. The six episode series, One Big Happy Family, will follow them on their journey of self-improvement with different episodes spotlighting different family members. Style network has already met a good response to their chronicle of Ruby, a 477-pound woman looking to lose weight.

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A history of reality television (part eight): Family, work ... and the future

by Richard Keller, posted Jul 9th 2008 6:00PM

Little People Big World is one of the family-based reality programs now on TV.Family and the workplace -- two constants in everyday American society. They are the places where we spend most of our lives. Sometimes we spend more time at one over complaints of the other. Other times, we barely want to spend time at either location.

Because these are so important to many people across this country, it made sense that television would delve into both of these environments during the Reality Revolution. However, since a 60-minute show about a senior technical analyst sitting in his four square-foot cube was not likely to draw in the audience, the reality shows that were created focused on those families and workplaces that were a tad more unique. Thusly, shows were created around well-to-do families, celebrity families, or families with multiple children, while workplace shows dealt in tattoos, motorcycles, hair styling, and house-flipping.

Coming in later than the game operas and relationship shows, these family and workplace programs ushered in a new phase of the Reality Revolution and set the stage for the future of reality programming.

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What's On Tonight: Kyle XY, Hell's Kitchen, RAW, Heartland

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 18th 2007 5:05PM
  • The CloserAt 8, CBS has a new Creature Comforts.
  • NBC has a new Deal Or No Deal at 8, then the premiere of Age of Love and a new Dateline.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World starting at 8, then a new Big Medicine.
  • ABC Family has a new Kyle XY at 8.
  • American Life has private eye shows at 8: Harry O, 77 Sunset Strip, and Hawaiian Eye.
  • At 9, FOX has a new Hell's Kitchen.
  • Lifetime has the new movie My Neighbor's Keeper at 9.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW at 9 on USA.
  • Also at 9: TNT has the season premiere of The Closer, then the series premiere of Heartland.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives, followed by a new The Secret Life Of...
  • TCM has The Picture of Dorian Gray at 10.
  • HBO has a new Big Love at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: On The Lot, Miss Universe, The Riches, Simple Life

by Bob Sassone, posted May 28th 2007 5:01PM
  • Little People, Big WorldAt 8, ABC has a new Wife Swap, followed by the debut of The Ex-Wives Club and a new Supernanny.
  • FOX has a new, two-hour On The Lot at 8.
  • NBC has a new Real Wedding Crashers at 8, then the Miss Universe Pageant.
  • Four good Friends repeats on TBS starting at 8.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World, then a new Big Medicine.
  • At 9 on CNN, Larry King interviews journalist Kimberly Dozier.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • Lifetime has the new movie My Name Is Sarah at 9.
  • Also at 9: Food Network has a new Challenge, then a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • At 10, FX has a new episode of The Riches.
  • Discovery has a new Stunt Junkies at 10.
  • E! has the season premiere of The Simple Life at 10, then the premiere of Sunset Tan.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's on tonight: Cops, Dateline, Naruto, Roseanne Barr, Darrell Hammond

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 4th 2006 5:31PM
  • Roseanne BarrAt 8, ABC has college football, Virginia Tech at Miami.
  • FOX has a new Cops at 8, a repeat, then a new America's Most Wanted.
  • NBC has a new Dateline at 8.
  • Oxygen has Breakfast at Tiffany's at 8.
  • TLC has two new episodes of Little People, Big World at 8, then two new eps of Flip That House and a new Trading Spaces.
  • Also at 8: Cartoon Network has a new Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes, followed by a repeat Naruto, a new Naruto, a new Zatch Bell, and a new Bobobo-bo Bo-Bobo.
  • There's a new Designer's Challenge on HGTV at 9.
  • Food Network has Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 9.
  • At 10, CBS has a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • HBO has the standup special Roseanne Barr: Blonde and Bitchin' at 10.
  • At 11, FOX has a new Mad TV, followed by a new Talk Show With Spike Feresten.
  • At 11:30, NBC has a "Best of Darrell Hammond" episode of Saturday Night Live.

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What's on tonight: new SNL, Mad TV, Dateline, Henry Rollins, Cops

by Bob Sassone, posted Apr 15th 2006 5:01PM
  • 10 CommandmentsAt 7, ABC has the original Ten Commandments with Charlton Heston.
  • At 8, CBS has a repeat of Numb3rs, followed by a repeat CSI: Miami and a new 48 Hours Mystery.
  • NBC has a new, two hour Dateline, followed by a repeat Law and Order: CI.
  • FOX has a repeat Cops at 8, a new Cops, then a new America's Most Wanted.
  • TLC has an all-new lineup tonight, starting at 8: two new eps of Little People, Big World, a new Trading Spaces, then two new eps of Tuckerville.
  • At 9, VH-1 reruns the first three episodes of Love Monkey.
  • At 10, IFC has a new Henry Rollins Show, followed by a new Samurai 7.
  • At 10:15, TMC has Gidget, with Sandra Dee and James Darren.
  • At 11, Bo Bice guests on a new Mad TV.
  • At 11:30, NBC has a new Saturday Night Live with Lindsay Lohan and Pearl Jam.

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