Mark your calendars! There’s a new sweet family coming to TLC later this month. The network revealed to Good Housekeeping that Little Life on the Prairie will premiere Monday, Aug. 20 — and we can’t wait.
According to the mag, the reality show will revolve around the daily lives of Lauren and Nate Webnar and their four-year-old daughter, Juniper, who were all born with Achondroplasia Dwarfism. In the trailer, fans learn that the couple recently traded in city living for life on the farm. “Lauren and I took our whole life savings and packed up our lives in the big city to move to the country so we could start a farm of our own,” Nate said.
Although their story may sound a lot like fellow TLC stars, Matt and Amy Roloff, who also own a farm, their similarities seemingly stop there. The couple revealed they had two children prior to giving birth to their little girl, who couldn’t survive outside the womb. “It was just devastating,” Lauren said.
Now, they’re trying to grow their family again, despite experiencing major heartbreak. “Nate and I have decided to do IVF with genetic testing so that we’re guaranteed a healthy baby,” Lauren said in the clip. “We pretty much sunk the majority of our lives’ savings into this process,” Nate added. “To have this not work would be crushing to us.”
In a press release, TLC President Howard Lee said he’s thrilled to be working with the family. “TLC is proud to share this emotional journey. Little Life on the Prairie follows a period of major transition for the endearing Webnar family, including extreme highs, lows and relatable moments that our viewers love to connect with most.”
Little Life on the Prairie premieres Monday, Aug. 20 at 10 p.m. EST on TLC.