Fun facts about 'The Little Couple' (Source: Wikipedia)
The Little Couple is an American reality television series on TLC that debuted May 26, 2009. The series features Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold, who both have dwarfism. Jen is 96.5 cm (3'2") and Bill 122 cm (4 feet) tall. They moved from New York, after Arnold completed her pediatric residency and masters of medical education at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
The show begins with the couple having just moved to Houston, Texas, where the series has documented the customized building of their home and attempts to have a child. Jen is aneonatologist who works at the Texas Children's Hospital, and Bill is a medical supplies and telemarketing businessman.
They were originally introduced in a one-hour TLC special, Little People: Just Married. Season 1 of the show premiered on May 26, 2009. Season 2 premiered on October 27, 2009. On February 22, 2010, TLC renewed The Little Couple for a third season consisting of 20 episodes. The mid-season finale aired after 9 episodes on July 27, 2010, and season 3 returned on October 12, 2010. It was announced on Facebook that the show would be returning for its 4th season on May 31, 2011. Again, the season was split, with the second half of season 4 premiering on September 27, 2011.
In February 2012, Bill opened Rocky&Maggie in Rice Village Houston. named after their pets Chihuahua Rocky and rescue mutt terrier Maggie. Jen's mother Judy manages the store. Season 5 began on March 20, 2012, and follows Bill and Jen as they move into their custom-built dream home and launch a brand-new business. In March 2013, they adopted their son, Will, from China. The adoption of their son, who also has dwarfism, is featured in Season 5. On October 15, 2013, they adopted a daughter, Zoey, also a little person, from India. The series went into an hiatus on June 4, 2013, and returned on August 13, 2013.
In December 2013, Jen revealed that she was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, stage 4 choriocarcinoma, due to a non-viable pregnancy she had suffered in September 2013. She allowed the cameras to document her struggle.
Season 6 premiered on March 4, 2014. It features Zoey's adoption, Jen's cancer treatment, Will's fourth birthday, baptisms, the holiday season, and Jen's 40th birthday.
The Little Couple airs Tuesdays on TLC.
Follow Jennifer Arnold M.D. on Twitter: @jenarnoldmd
Follow Bill Klein on Twitter: @ReallyBillKlein