Well, it’s time for the new franchise of Lifetime’s Little Women series to make its debut! Little Women: New York premiered last night just after part one of the Little Women: L.A. reunion ended. And crossover “stars” from both cities appeared everywhere. Lila Call, a LWNY cast member, joined the LWLA ladies at their reunion to rehash her extreme antics with the ladies in LA last season. Then Elena Gant showed up on the LWNY premiere to sh*t stir like her name was Christy McGinty. Jeez, Elena! I thought she “had a dream!” that little people everywhere would one day live in peace? This dream is not happening in New York – or LA – with these groups of women.
We begin in NY with an introduction to the 6 little women and 1 little man who make up the cast. Lila Call (the ringleader), Misty Irwin (the party girl), Dawn Lang(paralegal career girl), Jason Perez (poly-sci student and – er – a guy!), Jazmin Lang (sister in law to Dawn & performer), Jordanna James (Broadway & burlesque performer), and Kristin Zettlemoyer (performer). Gotta say, I’m loving the opening video montage and soundtrack! Waaaaaaay better than LWLA!
Who knew there would be a multi-part Little Women: LA reunion? Not this girl! Well, it’s happening. And part one was full of blaming and finger pointing and drama-rehashing…and that was just from the Terra Jole.
Hosting the first hour of the LWLA reunion is Tanika Ray. Since seating arrangements at reunion shows typically speak volumes, it’s noteworthy to point out that Tonya Banks and Terra Jole are seated by themselves on one side of the room while Christy McGinty, Briana Manson, Elena Gant, and Traci Harrison are arranged on the other couch. Terra is very pregnant (and filming new show Terra’s Little Family) and scenes flashback to her pregnancy journey. Terra explains that she’s hopeful her baby is healthy – and we do now know baby Penelope is just fine! Yay! Terra says she’s been feeling some extreme pain and she had a blackout recently, but the baby is growing normally and they’re okay. Christy says she’s excited for Terra, but Terra flat out says that she doesn’t think Christy is genuine in her well-wishing. Tonya is still mad that Terra told Elena about her pregnancy before her, but rest of the group calls out Christy for being an instigator (Ding! Ding! Ding!) for telling Traci (and everyone else) that Terra told Elena first. Terra accuses Christy of being fake, which she refuses to accept.
It’s the end of the baby race! (Please let it be the end. Please.) On last night’s Little Women: LA, Briana Manson faces big decisions in her questionable relationship with Matt, Terra Jole and Joe Gnoffo get news about their baby, and Todd and Christy McGinity Gibel bicker about losing weight. Elena Gant launches her fashion line for little and average sized people, despite the advice of her designer mentor. And the season ends with Traci Harrison Tsou and Tonya Banks throwing a baby shower for Terra, during which the gender of the baby is revealed and fences are mended (for now) among the ladies.
Terra Jole is taking her pregnancy, and her drama, to a new series that will revolve exclusively around…who else? HER! Little Women: Terra’s Little Family, which premieres April 8 on Lifetime, will document Terra Jole’s high risk pregnancy in near real-time footage (aka: Tori & Dean style) leading up to the baby’s delivery. The show will also look back on the ups and downs of Terra’s pregnancy, as documented largely on Little Women LA.
On this season’s LWLA – finale coming this Wednesday! – Terra and Joe Gnoffo have had cameras following them into doctor’s appointments and social situations that have tested their relationship and exposed the health risks of Little Person pregnancy. Facing serious concerns like the high risk of having a double-dominant child (a condition in which double-dominant dwarfism genes prove fatal for a newborn), Terra and Joe will take us through the last months of her pregnancy via 10 episodes.