7 Little Johnstons

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7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons tlc logo.png
GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes49
Production
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)Discovery Studios
Release
Original networkTLC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 31, 2015 –
present
External links
Website

7 Little Johnstons is an American reality television series, that premiered on the TLC cable network on March 31, 2015.

The series revolves around the Johnstons, a family of seven that lives with dwarfism.


Series overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
17March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)
210November 10, 2015 (2015-11-10)December 29, 2015 (2015-12-29)
38May 2, 2017 (2017-05-02)June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)
46September 19, 2017 (2017-09-19)October 24, 2017 (2017-10-24)
510October 30, 2018 (2018-10-30)December 18, 2018 (2018-12-18)
68April 2, 2019 (2019-04-02)May 21, 2019 (2019-05-21)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
11"Birds and Bees Make Babies"March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)
In the premiere of a series profiling a family in which all seven members have achondroplasia dwarfism, Anna and Elizabeth get ready for their first formal dance, but the Johnstons are surprised by a shocking call from school.
22"The Chicken Race"April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)
Trent builds a chicken coop when the family decide to raise poultry; Amber takes Alex and Emma to their first karate class.
33"What Big Daddy Wants"April 7, 2015 (2015-04-07)
A decision to purchase a TV or living-room furniture becomes a dilemma in the middle of a renovation. Meanwhile, Jonah tries out for the high-school soccer team.
44"Reno-cation"April 14, 2015 (2015-04-14)
The family take a break from their fixer-upper to go on a ski trip, but when Trent is diagnosed with pneumonia it is up to Amber to keep the vacation on track.
55"Hot Mama"April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)
Trent and Amber go out for dinner and dancing on Valentine's Day, but Trent also has a surprise waiting for his wife at home.
66"Run, Big Daddy, Run!"April 21, 2015 (2015-04-21)
Trent trains for a Fun Run; Amber's frustrated up with the kitchen layout; and the kids plan a surprise birthday dinner for their parents.
77"Call Off Easter?"April 28, 2015 (2015-04-28)[1]
Easter is coming but the Johnstons' kitchen renovation isn't complete; Amber finds herself in a dangerous situation.

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
81"Girl Lookin' Rough"November 10, 2015 (November 10, 2015)
In the Season 2 premiere, Amber gets a makeover from a professional after Trent tries to highlight her hair. Meanwhile, Alex's back pain prompts a meeting with doctors to determine if he needs surgery.
92"Alex Has a Little Crush"November 17, 2015 (November 17, 2015)
The last day of school has everyone excited except Alex, who has a crush on his teacher. Later, Trent and Amber take the kids on vacation, but Jonah's unruly behavior could bring it to a premature end.
103"Life's Too Short to Be Angry"November 24, 2015 (November 24, 2015)
A bathroom renovation puts stress on the family dynamics and Trent and Amber's relationship. Meanwhile, Emma signs up for cheerleading camp although she may be too shy to perform.
114"Drownding' in the Deep End"December 1, 2015 (December 1, 2015)
An invitation to a pool party prompts Alex and Emma to take swimming lessons, but Trent insists he knows how to swim even though Amber doesn't believe him.
125"Couple's Skate"December 1, 2015 (December 1, 2015)
Emma celebrates her 10th birthday with a roller-skating party. Meanwhile, the family is ready to get rid of their van, which has 300,000 miles on it and no air-conditioning.
136"#GoatPoop"December 8, 2015 (December 8, 2015)
Alex's back MRI turns serious when he stops breathing while under sedation. Meanwhile, the family can't agree on the idea of adopting goats.
147"There's No 'I' in Trent"December 8, 2015 (December 8, 2015)
Amber is nervous when her biological father visits for the first time in five years. Meanwhile, the family plans a yard sale, but too-nostalgic Trent doesn't want to part with anything.
158"My Two Dads"December 15, 2015 (December 15, 2015)
Amber goes to the beach with Trent, the kids, and her adoptive dad, but during a stop at her aunt's house, she's preoccupied with what her biological father really thinks of her.
169"Big Daddy Eagle Scout"December 22, 2015 (December 22, 2015)
Trent plans a camping trip for the whole family at the end of summer before school starts, but Amber doesn't think it's a good idea to be outdoors in Georgia's August heat.
1710"Alex's Surgery"December 29, 2015 (December 29, 2015)
Alex's upcoming tonsillectomy makes the whole family nervous, especially after what happened during his recent MRI when he stopped breathing while under anesthesia.

Season 3 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
181"License to Drive"May 2, 2017 (May 2, 2017)
Jonah and Anna are both put to the test- Jonah needs his driver’s license, and Anna needs her learner’s permit. Meanwhile, Alex is diagnosed with central apnea and undergoes an MRI to find out whether he needs brain surgery.
192"Brain Surgery for Alex"May 9, 2017 (May 9, 2017)
Alex is getting ready to undergo brain surgery, and Amber decides to give him a new haircut – which has disastrous results. While Alex is in the hospital, Trent takes the other Johnston children to see the Harlem Globetrotters.
203"Loose Lips Sink Surprises"May 16, 2017 (May 16, 2017)
In preparation for his 40th birthday, Trent decides he wants to shed some weight, but the process isn’t as much fun as he expected. Meanwhile, Amber plans a surprise birthday party for Trent that he will never forget.
214"I Just Tinkled"May 23, 2017 (May 23, 2017)
Jonah’s grades are slipping and Anna would rather do hair and makeup than go to college. Amber & Trent arrange a college tour to motivate Jonah and suggest Anna job shadow at a salon to show her the big issues facing a little person in the workplace.
225"A Little Girl in a Pageant World"May 30, 2017 (May 30, 2017)
Elizabeth decides to do something she's never done before - enter the local beauty pageant! Meanwhile, Trent and Amber take steps to finalize Emma and Anna's adoptions.
236"A Family Emergency"June 6, 2017 (June 6, 2017)
A busy family week is interrupted when one of the Johnstons is rushed to the hospital in the middle of the night.
247"Party Pooper"June 13, 2017 (June 13, 2017)
The Johnstons need a break, so the family takes off for a tropical vacation in Puerto Rico. Meanwhile, Amber and Trent deliberate on whether they should add another member to the family.
258"8 Little Johnstons?"June 20, 2017 (June 20, 2017)

Season 4 (2017)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
261"A Little Teen Romance"September 9, 2017 (September 9, 2017)
The Johnston family throws a big bash to celebrate Jonah and Liz's birthdays, where we meet Liz's "friend" James. The party is Liz's last hurrah before she heads into leg surgery.
272"Little Mama Sells Big Houses"September 26, 2017 (September 26, 2017)
Liz begins the tough road to recovery from her leg surgery, while Amber tries to up her real estate game with some help from Anna and Alex.
283"Dad's Wearing Mom's Pants"October 3, 2017 (October 3, 2017)
After yoga fails to inspire the family to get active, Amber & Trent get bikes for everyone but Emma and Alex struggle without training wheels. Meanwhile, Trent and Amber surprise the family with matching tattoos but Jonah's not feeling them!
294"Tour De Johnston"October 10, 2017 (October 10, 2017)
Amber signs the family up for a charity bike ride. Liz takes her first steps out of her wheelchair, but pushes herself to the limit trying to ride her new bike too soon. Alex and Emma head to the dreaded orthodontist for braces!
305"A Life-Changing Decision"October 17, 2017 (October 17, 2017)
Trent teaches Anna how to drive in preparation for her license test, but her behavior leaves Trent and Amber unsure of whether to trust her with the responsibility of driving. Then Trent and Amber shock the kids with a big announcement!
316"The M Word"October 24, 2017 (October 24, 2017)
As their home is shown at an open house, the family heads to an amusement park where they're harassed and called the "M" word. Upon return, they discover that their dream home has fallen through, leaving them unsure of where they will end up living.

Season 5 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
321"Mo' House, Mo' Problems"October 30, 2018 (October 30, 2018)
After weeks of hotel living, the Johnstons finally move into their new house, but a home repair leads to a dangerous discovery that may have the family packing their bags before they can even settle in to their dream home.
332"Love Stings"November 6, 2018 (November 6, 2018)
Trent sets up a family beehive while Liz deals with the social media fallout from her recent breakup.
343"How Elizabeth Got Her Groove Back"November 13, 2018 (November 13, 2018)
Liz tries to get over her first heartbreak by putting on her own art show, but how will she feel if no one shows up?
354"Jonah's Grad-itude"November 20, 2018 (November 20, 2018)
As Jonah becomes the first Johnston kid to graduate high school, Trent and Amber confront him about his disrespectful attitude.
365"Fish Balls"November 27, 2018 (November 27, 2018)
Emma is turning 13 years old and the family decides to celebrate with a day exploring her Chinese heritage.
376"A Tale of Two Rivers"December 4, 2018 (December 4, 2018)
The Johnstons take a family canoe trip and it's all fun and games until Trent is in danger of getting wet; Trent brings home a new kitten; the family suffers an unexpected tragedy.
387"20 Years Of Trent & Amber"December 11, 2018 (December 11, 2018)
Trent and Amber are celebrating their 20th anniversary at a bed and breakfast, leaving Anna in charge; later the family goes to a Bavarian-style village for a fun family weekend.
398"Love in Lederhosen"December 11, 2018 (December 11, 2018)
The Johnstons head to a Bavarian-style village in the mountains; when they return home, they try to recreate the adventure with their own zipline.
409"Trent's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week"December 18, 2018 (December 18, 2018)
Despite being given just two rules to abide by at the annual Little People Conference, Anna gets in trouble and faces severe consequences; Jonah has a lady friend come visit to see if romance will bloom.
4110"Yo Shawty!"December 18, 2018 (December 18, 2018)

Season 6 (2019)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air date
421"We're Off to See the Wizard"April 2, 2019 (April 2, 2019)
The Johnstons throw a Halloween party, but struggle to agree on a costume them for all seven of them; a trip to a haunted house was more than some bargained for; stress takes a toll on Trent's health.
432"The Nightmare Before Christmas"April 9, 2019 (April 9, 2019)
The Johnstons go big for Christmas with a giant tree and an even bigger party for hundreds of little people.
443"Little Johnstons, Big Apple"April 16, 2019 (April 16, 2019)
The Johnstons go to New York for vacation, seeing the sights and making a trip to Coney Island to learn the history of little people sideshows; the family has strong feelings aboutthe history and are shocked when invited to view a performance.
454"That Was a Race?"April 23, 2019 (April 23, 2019)
Liz is feeling great after the end of her relationship last year - she's exercising, painting and has even signed up to run a 5K. She also has a new love interest but is concerned about Trent and Amber's feelings.
465"Valentines or Broken Hearts?"April 30, 2019 (April 30, 2019)
Alex and Emma are excited to attend their school's Valentine's Day dance; Anna finally earns driving privileges; Amber and Trent see a therapist.
476"Picture Them Naked"May 7, 2019 (May 7, 2019)
Family therapy reveals that Emma has been relying on her parents and siblings to speak for her, but will she sink or swim in an upcoming public speech?
487"The Promposal"May 14, 2019 (May 14, 2019)
Things are falling into place for Liz's junior prom; the family tests their entrepreneurial savvy with a booth at the local festival.
498"A Prom Kiss & a Prom Diss"May 21, 2019 (May 21, 2019)
Liz and Anna get ready for their proms; the family surprises Amber with a trip to Hilton Head, SC for her 40th birthday.

List of family members[edit]

  • Joseph "Trent" Johnston (Father)
  • "Amber" Renae Johnston (Mother)

Children:

  • "Jonah" Trent Johnston
  • "Anna" Marie Johnston
  • "Elizabeth" Renae Johnston
  • Joseph "Alex" Johnston
  • "Emma" Lee Johnston

References[edit]

  1. ^ "7 Little Johnstons, TV Guide". TV Guide. Retrieved September 25, 2015.

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