UPDATE: March 1, 2010. TLC did it again! They added yet another “Little” show to their Fetish Agenda: Our Little Lives. Now this is getting out of hand!
TLC — The Learning Channel — is a strange place to watch stories about American lives. TLC is infatuated with dysfunctional large families like “Jon and Kate Plus 8,” the Disgusting Duggars Family in “18 Kids and Counting” and their now litter of 19 children and, finally, “Table for 12.” We can rightly dismiss TLC’s infatuation with big families because they are trying to recreate the fading revenue magic of the Jon and Kate misanthropy; but why is TLC fetishising on Little People? How many Dwarf shows does one network need? The answer appears to be: Three. The first, and most famous TLC Dwarf show, is “Little People Big World” starring the wacky Roloff family.