After cast members Zach Roloff and Tori Roloff announced their departure from Little People, Big World following the end of season 25 in April 2024, fans are curious if that means the end of the long-running series.

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TLC has not announced plans for the return of LPBW yet. However, Matt Roloff addressed fan concerns about the future of the show following the season 25 finale, which seemingly teased the end of an era. During the finale, Matt and and Amy Roloff reminisced with their new partners, Caryn Chandler and Chris Marek, about how far they have come in recent years.


In a lengthy Facebook post on April 26, Matt hinted that the show likely wouldn’t continue in its current format. However, he said he thinks TLC didn’t confirm that season 25 was the “series finale” because “maybe” there will be “special shows” in the future.

The family patriarch explained that the Roloffs initially wanted to end the show in 2010 and resume life away from television cameras. After they told the network their intentions, a press release was put out announcing the “cancellation” of the show at the time. However, just weeks later, Matt said the family was contacted about partaking in “specials” for TLC. They filmed six specials on a less demanding schedule and then agreed to partake in the Wedding Farm season of the show in 2012. Eventually, the show continued in its original format.

“So on this matter of whether last Tuesday was the last LPBW show forever?? Nobody really knows at this point,” Matt admitted. “I feel very content and satisfied with the run of shows and the journey we shared with you all!”

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He also wrote, “I know I can’t predict the future. It’s my guess that the network can’t either. I do think TLC did a nice job on the last Tuesday ‘season finale’ episode hedging their bets and putting a nice button on the show and where the family (members that still participate) stand. So If LPBW never does come back (in whatever various forms) I think consensus is they wrapped up the Roloff LPBW crazy train saga pretty good.”

To conclude his message, Matt added, “You never know what the future may bring so if you are me – and apparently TLC too? – I hate saying goodbye, only see ya later!”

Why Did Zach Roloff and Tori Roloff Leave ‘Little People, Big World’?

The couple, who wed in 2015, have long teased their eventual departure from the TLC series and confirmed they were done filming at the end of season 25.

“Let’s just talk about the elephant in the room. Are we coming back to Little People, Big World?” Tori addressed the topic during the February 22, 2024, episode of their “Raising Heights” podcast. Zach responded, “We are not. We made that pretty clear the last cycle.”

“But I don’t think it’s been officially announced to people like we are not coming back to Little People, Big World,” the photographer continued. “We are done. That part in our lives, that chapter has closed.”

Zach noted the network hadn’t officially asked them back for season 26, but the chapter “was closed regardless.”

“We made it pretty clear we’re done with that chapter for multiple reasons,” he concluded.

Zach and Tori have kept their distance from Matt following his decision not to sell Roloff Farms, turning Zach’s feud with his father into a major storyline for the show in season 22. Fans watched Matt and Zach’s tense negotiation for the property and while it isn’t clear when negotiations fell through, rumors swirled Roloff Farms was off the table when Zach and Tori purchased a home in Battle Ground, Washington.

During the season 25 finale, Zach reflected on the strained relationship with the patriarch and how his three kids, Jackson, Lilah and Josiah, wouldn’t have the same experience growing up on Roloff Farms as he did.

“I’d spent a lot of time outdoors and I definitely want that same experience for our kids,” Zach said in a private confessional. “No one’s holding grudges, no one’s intentionally not going to the farm, there’s just no interest. The kids don’t ask, nothing we’re hiding from them.”

He concluded that the “ship has sailed” regarding the relationship with Matt and hoped “time might even it out.”

“Everything will be healed, it’ll just be different,” he said.

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