A new show is premiering on TLC Tuesday night called Our Little Family, and many suspect this could be the next big hit for the network. The show debuts right after the season premiere of 19 Kids and Counting, and it looks like the network may be trying to pull in fans who already adore the families from The Little Couple and Little People, Big World. What’s the scoop on this new show?
Our Little Family features the Hamill family from Maryland. The family consists of Dan and Michelle along with their kids, Jack, 6, and twins Cate and CeCe, 3. Everybody in the family has achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism.
During the premiere episode, viewers will meet the Hamill family and watch as Jack starts kindergarten. Michelle worries about how he he will fit in, TV Guide shares. A preview for the season, shared by the Wrap, shows Michelle talking about how Jack has a great spirit and high self-esteem, and she just worries about someone hurting her kid.
There will be a second episode of the new show airing Tuesday night as well, and this one is called “A Hamill Halloween.” It seems that the family will begin a new family tradition of having everybody, including the parents, wear costumes. Jack will also be given some regular chores to do for the first time.
The family chatted with WBAL about how they got involved with the network. Dan Hamill says that the producers found them as they were searching for a little person who was a carpenter via a Facebook post, which he happens to be. Once the producers got to see more about the family as a whole, they changed the direction of the show they had in mind and created Our Little Family.
Michelle Hamill says that they filmed eight to nine hours a day, six days a week, for the duration of the show. She says the kids loved filming and liked the attention. Given that TLC has already had big successes with The Little Couple and Little People, Big World, the Hamills were asked what they hope viewers get out of this show. Dan says he hopes more of the same, having regular people better understand families like theirs. They also just hope to be entertaining and that fans like it.
The cameras filmed the family for about nine weeks and there will be 10 episodes. They got to do some fun outings, and it didn’t take long for the family to miss the crew they worked with. Would they do it again? They say they probably would and if the show is picked up for more they’d be open to doing it for a while.
Our Little Family will air on Tuesday nights on TLC after 19 Kids and Counting for the next five weeks. After that, new fans will have to stay tuned to see if the ratings and interest are strong enough to bring Dan, Michelle, Jack, Cate and CeCe Hamill back for more episodes.
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