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8:41 PM, Aug. 28, 2013  |  Comments
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The Ingalls family is packing up the covered wagon and leaving its longtime home on WLUK, Channel 11.

"Little House on the Prairie,'' the drama based on Laura Ingalls Wilder's popular books, began airing in syndication on WLUK in 1999. It will end its run on Saturday.

The change is a result of CBS Television Distribution's decision to no longer offer the series in syndication. Despite healthy ratings for the show, which currently airs at 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, the station will have to stop airing it, said Jay Zollar, vice president and general manager of WLUK (Fox 11) and WCWF (CW14).

"'Little House on the Prairie' has been a personal favorite as well as a viewers' choice for a very long time," Zollar said. "We are disappointed that it is not available to us after the current contract expires at the end of the month. If we could have renewed for another term we would have."

"Little House'' will go out with a four-hour marathon at 2:30 p.m. Saturday featuring four of its most popular episodes: "Sweet Sixteen," the Season 6 show in which Almanzo realizes he loves Laura, and "Hello and Goodbye,'' "May I Have This Dance" and "A Child with No Name,'' all from Season 9.

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