The Little Couple
The Little Couple is an American reality television series on TLC that debuted May 26, 2009. The series features Bill Klein, a businessman, and Dr. Jennifer Arnold, a neonatologist, who both have skeletal dysplasia. Arnold is 96.5 cm (3'2") and Klein 122 cm (4 feet) tall. They moved from New York City, after Jen completed her pediatric residency and masters of medical education at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
|The Little Couple|
William Rijin Klein
Zoey Nidhi Klein
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||13|
|No. of episodes||134|
|Executive producer(s)||Eric Schotz|
|Running time||22 to 24 minutes|
|Production company(s)||LMNO Productions|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Original release||May 26, 2009 –|
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. Arnold is a neonatologist who works at the Texas Children's Hospital, and Klein 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, Klein opened Rocky&Maggie in Rice Village Houston. named after their pets Chihuahua Rocky and rescue mutt terrier Maggie. Arnold's mother Judy manages the store. Season 5 began on March 20, 2012, and follows Klein and Arnold as they move into their custom-built dream home and launch a brand-new business. In March 2013, they adopted their son, Will, from Hohhot, 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 Delhi, India. The series went into an hiatus on June 4, 2013, and returned on August 13, 2013.
In December 2013, Arnold 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.
The new season of The Little Couple premiered on September 19, 2017.
- The Oprah Winfrey Show (March 9, 2009)
- The Today Show (July 7, 2009)
- The Dr. Oz Show (October 1, 2009)
- Good Day L.A. (December 16, 2009)
- The Wendy Williams Show (May 25, 2010)
- ABC News (May 25, 2010)
- KHOU Great Day Houston (August 19, 2010)
- The Doctors (2008 TV series) (October 6, 2010)
- ABC 13 (November 18, 2010)
- Good Day L.A. (August 2, 2011)
- KHOU: Great Day Houston (August 2, 2011)
- Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (October 16, 2011)
- KHOU: Great Day Houston (November 23, 2011)
- KHOU: Great Day Houston (February 2, 2012)
- Fox News (March 19, 2012)
- Anderson (March 20, 2012)
|First aired||Last aired|
|1||14||May 26, 2009||August 4, 2009|
|2||18||October 27, 2009||February 23, 2010|
|3||19||June 1, 2010||December 7, 2010|
|4||24||May 31, 2011||November 1, 2011|
|5||35||March 20, 2012||October 15, 2013|
|6||16||March 4, 2014||June 17, 2014|
|7||12||December 2, 2014||June 30, 2015|
|8||10||January 5, 2016||March 8, 2016|
|9||10||September 19, 2017||November 21, 2017|
Season 1 (2009)Edit
|Title||Original air date|
|0||0||"Little People: Just Married"||January 19, 2009|
|Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold are introduced in this one-hour special following them before, during, and after their wedding.|
|1||1||"Bill Moves to Houston"||May 26, 2009|
|Jen has started her new job in Houston, and Bill is ready to move to Texas from New York. They take a road trip, with a stop in New Orleans on the way.|
|2||2||"Jen's Birthday"||May 26, 2009|
|Bill wants to make Jen's birthday special, giving her flowers and jewelry and going to pick up her new specially-modified car.|
|3||3||"Gym, Spa, Shop 'Til Bill Drops"||June 2, 2009|
|Bill is finally in Houston. He decides to spend a Saturday morning at the gym, while Jen opts for a spa day with friends.|
|4||4||"Work & Play in Galveston"||June 2, 2009|
|Jen gives a presentation at a conference in Galveston. Bill goes along, hoping to spend some time with his wife.|
|5||5||"House Hunting"||June 9, 2009|
|Bill and Jen start house hunting, but they want very different things. Jen wants to be near the city, and Bill wants to be in the suburbs.|
|6||6||"One Year Anniversary"||June 9, 2009|
|Bill and Jen spend their first anniversary together, but they worry about the medical bills from Bill's recent surgery.|
|7||7||"Leavin' on a Jet Plane"||June 16, 2009|
|Jen is left alone in Houston while Bill goes on a business trip to Baltimore.|
|8||8||"While the Cat's Away"||June 23, 2009|
|While Bill goes to Las Vegas for his brother's bachelor party, Jen's mother visits her daughter in Houston and Jen deals with critically ill patients at the hospital.|
|9||9||"Bill's Honey-Do List"||June 30, 2009|
|Jen makes Bill a honey-do list of home chores. Later, they learn about parenthood when they visit a teenager with dwarfism.|
|10||10||"Hawaii Here We Come: Part 1"||July 7, 2009|
|Bill and Jen are off to Hawaii for vacation. To be continued...|
|11||11||"Hawaii Here We Come: Part 2"||July 14, 2009|
|Bill and Jen continue to enjoy their vacation in Hawaii and participate in hula lessons, attend a luau and do lots of shopping.|
|12||12||"The Big Bang Theory"||July 21, 2009|
|Jen and Bill decide to work on their personal security after a break-in in their apartment complex. Jen takes a self-defense class, while Bill goes to the shooting range.|
|13||13||"Wedding Bells Are Ringing"||July 28, 2009|
|Bill and Jen go to Walt Disney World for Bill's brother's wedding.|
|14||14||"Maybe a Baby?"||August 4, 2009|
|Bill and Jen want to have children someday, so they head to the doctor to discuss the health concerns about Jen having a baby.|
Season 2 (2009–10)Edit
|Title||Original air date|
|1||15||"Waiting to Exhale"||October 27, 2009|
|Jen goes to the doctor to determine her lung capacity, but Bill decides to go to a football game which may keep him from being with Jen when the results come in.|
|2||16||"Take Me Out to the Ball Game"||October 27, 2009|
|Jen and Bill get invited to throw out the first pitch at a Houston Astros game, so Jen practices her pitching at a picnic with new friends.|
|3||17||"Rocky's Revenge"||November 3, 2009|
|Bill is fed up with Rocky's antics, and wants him to get some training, while Jen plans on adopting a new dog.|
|4||18||"Fish Tales"||November 10, 2009|
|While in Orlando for a bridesmaid dress-fitting, Jen and Bill decide to have a contest to see who can catch the bigger fish.|
|5||19||"Off to See Dr. Oz"||November 17, 2009|
|Jen and Bill go to New York City to discuss skeletal dysplasia on The Dr. Oz Show, but their nerves start to get the best of them as they get closer to going before the cameras.|
|6||20||"New York State of Mind"||November 24, 2009|
|Jen and Bill pay tribute to New York City firefighters killed September 11, 2001, including Bill's own uncle Dennis. Things get emotional when Bill and Jen visit her close friend Manju, who just had a baby.|
|7||21||"Boston Bound"||December 1, 2009|
|Jen has to take a business trip to Boston, and enlists Bill to come with her, but they lose track of time and things turn chaotic.|
|8||22||"All Work and Some Play"||December 8, 2009|
|While still in Boston, Jen attends a medical simulation training while Bill visits one of his company's call centers in Albany, New York.|
|9||23||"To Build or Buy?"||December 15, 2009|
|Bill and Jen are looking to buy a house, but they are having difficulty deciding whether to buy an existing structure, or build a new one. They enlist Jen's mother for help in the decision.|
|10||24||"On Track for Bill's Birthday"||December 22, 2009|
|Jen has a big surprise in store for Bill's 35th birthday.|
|11||25||"Honey, Are You Wearing That?"||January 5, 2010|
|Jen is asked to emcee a Texas Children's Hospital charity golf tournament of doctors and patients who don their worst pants. The hospital CEO invites Bill to join his golf foursome.|
|12||26||"The Grand Opening"||January 12, 2010|
|Jen prepares her staff for the grand opening of the Simulation Center at Texas Children's Hospital. Bill heads to New York City to work on re-branding his company.|
|13||27||"Now We're Cooking"||January 19, 2010|
|Bill and Jen take a gourmet cooking class at Well Done Cooking Classes. Jen and Bill meet with their builder to sign the final paperwork on their new home.|
|14||28||"Houston, We Have a Problem"||January 26, 2010|
|Rain clouds threaten to ruin Bill and Jen's plans for a fun-filled weekend with their friends.|
|15||29||"Baby Steps"||February 2, 2010|
|Jen and Bill head to Los Angeles to learn the genetic risks of having a baby and explore the possibility of finding a surrogate mother.|
|16||30||"Three Shops and a Baby Doc"||February 9, 2010|
|When Jen and Bill go shopping, he finds a store that caters to men of his stature. Jen awaits results from a fertility specialist.|
|17||31||"Family Matters"||February 16, 2010|
|Bill and Jen prepare to spend some special time with both their families. Jen makes an emotional visit to a patient undergoing chemotherapy.|
|18||32||"Before We Build, We Rent"||February 23, 2010|
|Things get crazy when Jen and Bill move into their temporary rental. Bill loses the watch that Jen gave him on their anniversary. Rocky sneaks under the fence of the new backyard.|
Season 3 (2010)Edit
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||33||"Breaking New Ground"||June 1, 2010||N/A|
|Bill and Jen each get a new look for summer. The couple must choose windows and plumbing fixtures for their new home.|
|2||34||"Testing, Testing"||June 8, 2010||N/A|
|Miguel pours the foundation for Jen and Bill's future home. The couple has tests to determine if they can have a baby.|
|3||35||"There's an Art to It"||June 15, 2010||N/A|
|The couple celebrates their second wedding anniversary. In honor of being together for two years, Bill gives Jen two of everything, including flowers and cards.|
|4||36||"Runway Dreams"||June 22, 2010||N/A|
|The couple goes to their first fashion show, which features spring dresses celebrity designer, Chloe Dao. Chloe also surprises Jen by showing how she will make a dress for her.|
|5||37||"Spotlight on Jen"||June 29, 2010||N/A|
|Jen is asked to speak at a pediatric conference in Atlanta. Jen gets to show off her custom-made gown at the gala reception.|
|6||38||"It's Comedy Tonight!"||July 13, 2010||N/A|
|While Bill and Jen are in New York City for a celebration, Bill takes a comedy class and performs on stage.|
|7||39||"A House Taking Shape"||July 20, 2010||N/A|
|Bill and Jen can feel what their new house is going to look like. Bill goes to his brother's bachelor party while Jen does another overnight at TCH.|
|8||40||"Just the Facts, Please"||July 27, 2010||N/A|
|Bill heads off to a sales conference in Waterloo, Iowa. Bill and Jen finish their on-line profile. Jen spends a long day at the NICU.|
|9||41||"A Little FAQ"||July 27, 2010||N/A|
|Bill and Jen field viewer questions.|
|10||42||"New House, New Hormones!"||October 12, 2010||N/A|
|Jen and Bill check up on the construction of their new home. And later on, it's time for Jen's first fertility medication.|
|11||43||"Cruisin' to the Caribbean"||October 12, 2010||N/A|
|Bill, Jen, and the entire family are invited by Bill's brother to go on a cruise to the Bahamas.|
|12||44||"We Have a Project"||October 19, 2010||1.14|
|Jen's parents consider moving to Houston with the prospect of Jen and Bill giving them a grandchild.|
|13||45||"Rocky's Companion"||October 26, 2010||1.15|
|Jen's hip pain keeps her from helping on chore day. Also, Bill steps up while Jen scopes out dog adoption sites online.|
|14||46||"What's Up Doctors?"||November 2, 2010||1.29|
|Bill and Jen are headed to Los Angeles for Jen's appearance on the talk show, The Doctors.|
|15||47||"Great Egg-Spectations"||November 9, 2010||1.14|
|Jen and Bill are in Los Angeles for their first attempt to retrieve some of Jen's eggs.|
|16||48||"Las Vegas Tails"||November 16, 2010||N/A|
|Jen, Bill and the pets are in Las Vegas to meet Jen's parents. Bill and Dave attend the PetZoo convention to start making contacts for their pet boutique.|
|17||49||"24 Hours in the NICU"||November 23, 2010||1.14|
|Jen is in the NICU for a 24-hour on call service.|
|18||50||"Pushing the House Forward"||November 30, 2010||1.59|
|Jen is needed on a case at the hospital leaving Bill to communicate her visions for the look of the house.|
|19||51||"This Changes Everything"||December 7, 2010||N/A|
|A big week for the couple; Bill's parents are in town, and a big conversation with Dr. Boostanfar is on the horizon. The couple learn that Jen's hormone shots are not doing as well as they first expected.|
Season 4 (2011)Edit
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||52||"Third Time's a Charm?"||May 31, 2011||1.19|
|The discovery of two fertile eggs leave Bill and Jen to wonder if there will be a reason to celebrate.|
|2||53||"Any Way We Want It"||May 31, 2011||1.23|
|Bill and Jen travel to Atlanta to speak about adapting and customizing things in a life with special needs; they prove life can be less of a struggle and more of a joy ride.|
|3||54||"Yee Haw!"||June 7, 2011||N/A|
|Jen and her parents check out the legendary Houston Rodeo.|
|4||55||"Off the Deep End"||June 7, 2011||N/A|
|Jen is on a 24-hour call for work. Bill checks out the pool.|
|5||56||"Home Stretch"||June 14, 2011||1.09|
|Jen's mom is in town for her birthday. Bill makes a surprise birthday cake in the shape of a horse.|
|6||57||"Dr. Arnold Goes to Washington"||June 14, 2011||1.01|
|Jen is asked to give a keynote speech at a simulation conference.|
|7||58||"Hooray for Hollywood!"||June 21, 2011||1.40|
|Jen and Bill fly to Los Angeles for a quick procedure that turns into a waiting game.|
|8||59||"It's Valentine's Day?"||June 28, 2011||1.22|
|Tension is high as Jen and Bill wait for Jen's eggs to grow large enough for extraction.|
|9||60||"In-Laws! Incoming!"||July 5, 2011||1.01|
|Jen's parents are moving to Houston but need to find a place to stay until they settle.|
|10||61||"Another Egg-Cellent Attempt"||July 12, 2011||1.12|
|After a long day in the NICU, Jen and Bill are off to Los Angeles for another attempt at extracting eggs.|
|11||62||"Big Apple Anniversary"||July 19, 2011||1.08|
|Jen and Bill are celebrating their third anniversary in New York City|
|12||63||"New House Delays"||July 26, 2011||1.07|
|There are several weeks before Jen and Bill can move into their new house.|
|13||64||"The Match Game"||August 2, 2011||1.20|
|Bill and Jen are asked to speak to kids about bullying at a local school. It's time for Bill and Jen to meet their potential surrogate face-to-face.|
|14||65||"Will You Be My Surrogate?"||September 27, 2011||1.31|
|The Little Couple meet Cindy and James, the couple that may be their surrogate family.|
|15||66||"See You Later, Alligator?"||September 27, 2011||1.01|
|While Bill goes camping, Jen works with a local interior designer.|
|16||67||"Uncle Bill"||October 4, 2011||1.09|
|The couple heads to Florida to meet the newest member of the Klein family. The baby reinforces Bill and Jen's desire that they are ready to become parents.|
|17||68||"Mother Knows Best"||October 4, 2011||1.04|
|Jen's mom is in town to help the couple pack up their rental house. The interior designer shows them his design plans for the new house.|
|18||69||"There's No Place Called Home"||October 11, 2011||1.14|
|Bill and Jen are desperately trying to find a suitable temporary living situation while their custom home nears completion. Dave and Judy, Jen's parents, are arriving from Florida.|
|19||70||"You Bowl Me Over"||October 11, 2011||1.21|
|Jen, Bill, Judy, Dave and their five dogs are still living in a rental apartment. To blow off steam, the family goes bowling.|
|20||71||"Home at Last"||October 18, 2011||1.15|
|The Little Couple is just days away from owning a custom-built dream home.|
|21||72||"It's All by Design!"||October 18, 2011||1.25|
|The Little Couple is on the verge of moving into their new home and getting pregnant at the same time.|
|22||73||"The Start of Something Big"||October 25, 2011||1.12|
|Bill and Jen' must decide if they are willing to have their two embryos go through genetic testing.|
|23||74||"A Little More Q & A"||October 25, 2011||1.14|
|Bill and Jen take viewer questions and an inside view of the past four seasons.|
|24||75||"Are We Pregnant?"||November 1, 2011||1.50|
|Bill and Jen's embryos have thawed and now it's time to transfer them to their surrogate.|
Season 5 (2012–13)Edit
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||76||"Getting Back on Track"||March 20, 2012||1.11|
|Bill and Jen are ready to move forward following their surrogate's miscarriage.|
|2||77||"A Little Thanks"||March 20, 2012||1.01|
|Bill and Jen celebrate the first Thanksgiving in their new home by hosting a dinner for friends.|
|3||78||"Can We Deck the Halls?"||March 27, 2012||1.28|
|Jen hires a decorating service to come out and transform their new house into a Texas-sized holiday display.|
|4||79||"Man Cave; Woman Cave"||March 27, 2012||1.21|
|Bill and Jen find that there's a few more details that can use a personal touch in their new home. Bill refinished the floor of the garage and Jen decorates her closet.|
|5||80||"Four Little Embryos"||April 3, 2012||0.80|
|Bill and Jen head back to California for another procedure to transfer embryos to their surrogate, Cindy.|
|6||81||"A Store is Born"||April 3, 2012||0.82|
|Bill needs to renovate his new pet store and hire employees. Judy helps Bill interview potential employees and Jen gives her opinion on the design.|
|7||82||"A Very Klein Christmas"||April 10, 2012||0.87|
|Bill and Jen are having a big holiday celebration with both their families in their new house.|
|8||83||"Ready, Set, Relax!"||April 10, 2012||0.84|
|Between their recent surrogacy attempt and the busy holidays, life has become very stressful for Bill and Jen. Bill takes Jen to Galveston for a surprise weekend at the beach.|
|9||84||"Grand Opening Weekend"||April 17, 2012||0.68|
|It's Grand Opening Weekend for Bill's new pet store. Jen finds out she needs to get to Los Angeles for an egg extraction during the celebration.|
|10||85||"New Leash on Life"||April 17, 2012||0.87|
|Jen and Bill put the recent egg retrieval behind them and focus on their crazy work schedules. Jen is inspecting a new addition to the hospital. Bill brings a pet psychic to the pet store.|
|11||86||"The Cocktail Party"||April 24, 2012||0.76|
|Jen and Bill host a cocktail reception in their home to celebrate the hospital and fire department coming together.|
|12||87||"A Little Bit Country"||May 1, 2012||0.81|
|Bill decides to go with Jen to Nashville where she is the keynote speaker at a health care conference.|
|13||88||"A Little State Pride"||May 8, 2012||0.72|
|Jen and Bill take a road trip from Houston to San Antonio. The couple reminisces about their first year in Houston and plans for a family.|
|14||89||"Adopting a New Approach"||May 15, 2012||0.77|
|Jen and Bill have set up a meeting with an organization dedicated to finding parents for children with handicaps.|
|15||90||"The Golden Son"||April 30, 2013||1.48|
|Jen and Bill meet with the founder of the adoption agency Rainbow Kids, in the interest of pursuing international adoption.|
|16||91||"And His Name Is..."||April 30, 2013||1.55|
|Jen and Bill are officially matched with a little boy from China.|
|17||92||"An Adoption Twist"||May 7, 2013||1.55|
|Jen and Bill baby-proof the home. Jen gets some adoption news that could change everything.|
|18||93||"Baby Proofing"||May 7, 2013||1.79|
|Bill and Jen receive final approval from the Chinese government to adopt their son and decide upon the name for the daughter they are in the process of adopting from India.|
|19||94||"Countdown to China"||May 14, 2013||1.49|
|Bill and Jen are just days away from picking up their son in China.|
|20||95||"Road to Parenthood"||May 14, 2013||1.52|
|Jen and Bill reflect on their journey as they leave for China to pick up their adopted son.|
|21||96||"William, Here We Come!"||May 21, 2013||2.01|
|Jen and Bill fly to China to meet their adopted son.|
|22||97||"Best Day Yet!"||May 28, 2013||1.20|
|Jen and Bill nervously wait to meet their son William for the first time.|
|23||98||"Finally a Family"||June 4, 2013||2.01|
|Before the couple can leave China with newly-adopted son, they must fly to Guangzhou, where William undergoes a medical examination and receives his U.S. citizenship documents.|
|24||99||"Welcome Home, Will!"||August 13, 2013||2.50|
|Jen and Bill return to the states as new parents, and experience family firsts.|
|25||100||"Family Fun in Florida"||August 20, 2013||1.92|
|Jen and Bill bring Will to meet the Klein family in Florida. Bill's brother shares surprise news.|
|26||101||"Our Five Year Anniversary"||August 20, 2013||1.86|
|The couple celebrates a five-year anniversary in St. Petersburg, Florida. Will has his first visit at the beach. Note: This picks up from the previous episode.|
|27||102||"Back to Work!"||August 27, 2013||2.13|
|Jen and Bill have been parents for several weeks and Jen returns to work. Bill faces his first day alone with Will.|
|28||103||"Check-Up Time"||August 27, 2013||2.18|
|Will goes to see the experts on his skeletal condition. Jen and Bill hope he won't have to endure the numerous surgeries they have experienced.|
|29||104||"A Mother's Day Surprise"||September 3, 2013||1.80|
|Jen is stuck working at the hospital on her first Mother's Day. Bill and Will make some special handmade and homemade surprises for her.|
|30||105||"Will on Wheels"||September 10, 2013||1.69|
|Jen decides to surprise Will with a new tricycle. Bill and Jen consider vehicle options for when they have two children.|
|31||106||"Bill's First Father's Day"||September 17, 2013||2.18|
|Jen has some surprises planned for Bill's first Father's Day. Will is scheduled for medical procedures and Bill is surprised when they celebrate early.|
|32||107||"Will's First Surgery"||September 24, 2013||2.22|
|Bill and Jen knew Will would be faced with various medical challenges and procedures; they are quickly learning that being a patient and being a parent of the patient feel very different.|
|33||108||"Time Out for Will"||October 1, 2013||2.07|
|The couple receives promising news from India about their pending adoption; Jen wants to get in more bonding time with Will before they add to their family.|
|34||109||"Making a Splash"||October 8, 2013||2.01|
|Will navigates his new home with confidence; with the hazards of a pool Bill and Jen decide its time for him to learn to swim.|
|35||110||"Countdown to India"||October 15, 2013||2.19|
|Bill and Jen prepare for the trip to India to adopt their daughter, Zoey.|
Season 6 (2014)Edit
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||111||"Zoey Makes 4"||March 4, 2014||3.89|
|Jen and Bill go on a trip to India to pick up their adopted daughter, Zoey, but they wonder how Will will react upon meeting his new baby sister.|
|2||112||"The Unexpected"||March 11, 2014||3.16|
|Jen begins to feel ill on the way to New Delhi while she and Bill are in India to pick up their daughter, Zoey. She must make a difficult decision in which she has to leave New Delhi and return to the U.S, affecting the whole family.|
|3||113||"We're in This Together"||March 18, 2014||3.21|
|Jen finds out she has cancer and must go through treatment. Afterwards, the family decorates for Christmas.|
|4||114||"Our First Christmas"||March 25, 2014||3.28|
|Jen and Bill celebrate their first Christmas as parents.|
|5||115||"Our New Normal"||April 1, 2014||3.27|
|Bill and Jen's household has changed dramatically and they balance between family time and medical necessity.|
|6||116||"Ring the Bell!"||April 8, 2014||2.83|
|The Couple looks back at the challenges they faced with their new family, all while battling a rare cancer. Jen receives news from her oncologist.|
|7||117||"San Fran, Here We Come!"||April 15, 2014||2.76|
|Jen goes to San Francisco to give a speech at a conference, but it turns into a family vacation when Bill, Will and Zoey tag along to make sure she follows her doctor's orders to take it easy.|
|8||118||"Tea Time with Zoey"||April 22, 2014||2.65|
|Bill takes Will to work so that Jen can spend some quality time with Zoey.|
|9||119||"Will's Birthday Party"||April 29, 2014||2.28|
|Will turns 4, and Jen and Bill plan a safari-theme party at the zoo, being it is his first time celebrating his birthday in the U.S.|
|10||120||"Just What the Doctor Ordered"||May 6, 2014||2.54|
|Health and well-being checkups for the Kleins include Will's weekly speech therapy; Zoey's basic screenings; and physical therapy for Jen to improve her strength.|
|11||121||"A Grand Time with Grandma"||May 13, 2014||2.79|
|Jen goes back to work and helps organize a press conference to announce her illness and discuss her treatment. Later, she and Bill head to New York so his mother can meet Zoey.|
|12||122||"Back to Business"||May 20, 2014||2.06|
|Bill goes to Orlando for a Pet Expo with his mother-in-law, while Jen catches up on meetings and projects at the hospital, but also has to watch the kids and care for her mother's three dogs.|
|13||123||"All You Wanted to Know"||May 27, 2014||2.53|
|The Little Couple looks back on how their lives have changed, answering questions and sharing insight into parenting with rare behind the scene moments.|
|14||124||"First Easter Together"||June 3, 2014||2.85|
|Bill teaches the kids the art of dyeing eggs while Jen does rounds at the hospital; the kids get dressed up and the family heads to a farm.|
|15||125||"Jen's Big 4-0"||June 10, 2014||2.90|
|Jen gets ready to turn 40 and thinks the family are going to the beach in Galveston, Texas, but Bill has a surprise in store for her milestone birthday.|
|16||126||"I Do...Again"||June 17, 2014||3.06|
|Bill reveals the vow renewal he has been planning and high winds put the ceremony in jeopardy.|
Season 7 (2014–15)Edit
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||127||"Have a Little Faith"||December 2, 2014||2.61|
|Will and Zoey are baptized in Florida. Later, the family takes a trip to Washington, D.C.|
|2||128||"Device Free Day"||December 9, 2014||2.09|
|The family goes to the beach in Galveston, Texas, for some time away from their electronic gadgets. Bill and Will head to the pier to try to catch some fish for supper. Later, Jen goes for her six-month oncology checkup.|
|3||129||"First Week of School"||December 16, 2014||2.00|
|The first day of preschool gives Jen a chance to take some memorable photos. Later the kids take swim lessons, but Zoey is quite apprehensive.|
|4||130||"Zoey's Birthday Party"||December 23, 2014||1.65|
|Zoey's about to turn 3, so Jen plans a birthday party with a farm theme in honor of her daughter's favorite song, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm." Also: a family trip to Delaware for the kids' annual checkups.|
|5||131||"Bill's Birthday Surprise"||December 30, 2014||2.48|
|A trip to a pumpkin patch helps Will and Zoey learn about Halloween before Bill has to leave for back surgery. Later, Bill gets a surprise from Jen and the kids for his 40th birthday.|
|6||132||"Bill's Surgery"||January 6, 2015||2.46|
|Bill has surgery on his back. Will and Zoey go trick-or-treating for the first time on Halloween.|
|7||133||"Lift Off!"||May 26, 2015||2.17|
|Will and Zoey help Bill recover. Bill and Jen enjoy some time for themselves. Visiting Johnson's Space Center.|
|8||134||"A Little Holiday Spirit"||June 2, 2015||1.70|
|Bill and Jen spend time with Will and Zoey for Christmas time.|
|9||135||"New Adventures"||June 9, 2015||1.64|
|The kids try extracurricular activities. Will learns karate and Zoey learns ballet.|
|10||136||"Will's 5th Birthday!"||June 16, 2015||1.59|
|Bill works on getting his strength back. Celebrating Will's 5th birthday.|
|11||137||"An Open Book"||June 23, 2015||1.66|
|The family heads to NYC to introduce their new book, have some fun, and attend some doctor appointments.|
|12||138||"A Little Q&A"||June 30, 2015||1.44|
|Jen and Bill answer questions from their fans about their lives and feelings.|
Season 8 (2016)Edit
|Title||Original air date||U.S. viewers|
|1||127||"Zoey's 4th Birthday"||January 5, 2016||2.61|
|In the Season 10 premiere, Zoey's about to turn 4, and Jen decides on a princess tea party theme for her celebration, but Bill worries that her planning is a bit over the top.|
|2||128||"Back to School"||January 12, 2016||2.09|
|The kids get haircuts as the new school year approaches. Also: Bill takes Will grocery shopping for his lunches; and Jen and Zoey go for a mani-pedi.|
|3||129||"Safety First!"||January 19, 2016||N/A|
|A visit to a fire station gives Will the thrill of meeting firefighters and riding in a fire truck. Meanwhile, Will and Zoey take a swimming lesson.|
|4||130||"A Fashion Show"||January 26, 2016||N/A|
|A fashion show for dogs is an ambitious undertaking for Bill's pet store, but he worries that the attendance could be sparse. Also: The family visit the Children's Museum of Houston.|
|5||131||"Big Family Changes"||February 2, 2016||N/A|
|Jen's parents are moving to Florida, the family helps with their garage sale, where Will and Zoey provide cold beverages with a lemonade stand.|
|6||132||"A Little Trip to the Big Easy"||February 9, 2016||N/A|
|A photo shoot for the cover of Jen and Bill's new book is harder than it looks when they need the kids to pose for the picture. Later, the family takes a trip to New Orleans, where Jen is slated to deliver a speech.|
|7||133||"All Aboard!"||February 16, 2016||N/A|
|Jen tackles a huge project at the hospital, so Bill takes the kids to a mini-bowling alley while she's working overtime.|
|8||134||"Mr. Mom"||February 23, 2016||N/A|
|Jen's filmed by "Jeopardy!" at the hospital as a guest clue presenter. Later, she goes to San Diego on a business trip, leaving Bill to take care of the kids, so he plans to make pizzas, play games, visit the community garden and get tattoos.|
|9||135||"New Challenges"||March 1, 2016||N/A|
|Jen and Bill have a night out just for adults at a local escape room. Meanwhile, Zoey has her first Indian dance lesson; and the family attends a Chinese lantern festival in Houston.|
|10||136||"A Little 4-1-1"||March 8, 2016||N/A|
|Bill and Jen answer questions and go over topics like parenting, issues from being little people, and having their own television show.|
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