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'7 Little Johnstons': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about TLC docu-series

The show follows the journey of a family of 7 achondroplasic dwarves from Georgia dealing with regular family drama alongside tackling a massive renovation of their 1891 house
UPDATED MAR 20, 2020
The Johnston Family (IMDb)
The Johnston Family (IMDb)

'7 Little Johnstons' is a reality docu-series, chronicling the journey of a family of 7 people affected by achondroplasia dwarfism. Season 7 of the show is slated to release soon and here's everything we know about it. 

Release Date

'7 Little Johnstons' will return for Season 7 on March 31, 2020. 


According to TLC, the Johnstons are the largest known family of little people in the world. Parents Trent and Amber have a total of five kids all of them under the age of 16. There are Jonah and Elizabeth, their biological children, along with their three adopted children - Anna from Russia, Alex from South Korea and Emma from China. All seven Johnstons have achondroplasia dwarfism, a genetic condition that affects their size. The family lives and works in Georgia and are transforming their house that needs a lot of work into their dream home all by themselves. 


Amber Johnston 

Amber Trent (TLC)

Amber Johnston is a full-time mother of 5 children. She takes a lot of pride in keeping her family healthy and happy and teaches her children how to overcome any challenge with her positive attitude. She serves as the head of the local parent-teacher association and Girl Scouts.

Trent Johnston 

Trent Johnston (TLC)

Trent works as a grounds supervisor at a local college in his family’s hometown, Forsyth, Georgia, and is known at home and at work at “Mr. Fix-It.” He takes pride in renovating the family home and can make anything that Amber or the kids dream of.

Jonah Johnston

Jonah Johnston (TLC)

Jonah Johnston is the eldest biological child of Trent and Amber Johnston. Jonah is the average teenager, juggling marching band, driving lessons and JV soccer.

Elizabeth Johnston

Elizabeth Johnston (TLC)

Elizabeth Johnston is the second biological child of Trent and Amber Johnston. She loves socializing and is a hard-working student pursuing her honors.

Anna Johnston

Anna Johnston (TLC)

Anna is the third child in the Johnston family. Adopted from Siberia at the age of four, she's just entering her teens and is healing from spinal surgery.

Alex Johnston

Alex Johnston (TLC)

Alex is Amber and Trent’s fourth child. Adopted from Seoul, he is the funnyman of the Johnston family.

Emma Johnston

Emma Johnston (TLC)

Emma Johnston is Trent and Amber’s youngest and was adopted from China at the age of 5. As the fifth child in the family, Emma is free-spirited and full of energy.


The trailer for the upcoming season is yet to be released. In a sneak peek for the upcoming season online, we see the show picking back up with the Johnstons at an important juncture, academically, in the lives of the eldest three Johnston kids: Jonah is finishing his freshman year of college and is struggling with his grades; Anna is preparing to graduate high school and go off to college for which she will be leaving home for the very first time, and Elizabeth wraps up her junior year of high school. She's also dating Brice, her prom date who officially asked her to be his girlfriend.

We could also see Anna heartbroken over the fact that her parents have decided to get her admitted into North Georgia Technical College that is two and a half hours away from home. “This is what Anna needs to gain her independence,” says mom Amber. Anna sees it in a different way, “I know why they want me off to college — it’s so they don’t have to deal with me,” she says, crying.

Where to Watch 

'7 Little Johnstons' will return for Season 7 on March 31, 2020, only on TLC

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