TLC TV Shows


About TLC

Perhaps more so than any other cable channel, present-day TLC is virtually unrecognizable compared to its original incarnation. The channel was born in the early 1970s as a project of the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare and NASA called the Appalachian Community Service Network, but when it was privatized in 1980, it took on the name The Learning Channel and created a schedule consisting entirely of educational and informational programming. In 1998, the channel, now owned by Discovery Networks, dropped "Learning" from its name, called itself simply TLC, and shifted its programming almost entirely to reality entertainment programming.

Early TLC reality series included design and home-related shows such as "Trading Spaces" and human-interest shows like "A Wedding Story" and "A Baby Story." In the mid-2000s, the channel's programming began to concentrate on the human-interest niche, moving away from the home-related programming and adding more series that centered around unusual families; the popular "Jon & Kate Plus 8" and "17 Kids and Counting" featured families with large numbers of children, and "Little People, Big World" follows a family of little people.

Some of TLC's more sensational reality series have drawn controversy along with respectable ratings. "Toddlers & Tiaras" presents the drama surrounding child beauty pageants, and the series' spin-off "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" focuses on one of the pageants' contestants and her family, all of whom live in rural Georgia.

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90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Counting On
Counting On
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
My 600-lb Life
Kindred Spirits
My Strange Addiction
TLC Presents
My Giant Life
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Body Bizarre
DC Cupcakes
Rattled
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Meet the Putmans
Kate Plus 8
Long Island Medium
Long Lost Family
Who Do You Think You Are?
American Chopper
Abby & Brittany
Evil Things
Overhaulin'
Breaking Amish
Tattoo Girls
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Next Great Baker
LA Ink
Extreme Couponing
My Crazy Obsession
Love, Lust or Run
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
I Am Jazz
Suddenly Rich
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Our Little Family
Skin Tight
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
18 Kids and Counting
Addicted
Best Funeral Ever
Hair Goddess
The Spouse House
Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Something Borrowed, Something New
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Lottery Changed My Life
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Randy to the Rescue
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Happily Ever Faster
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Trauma: Life In the ER
I Found the Gown
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
Bride By Design
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Extreme Cougar Wives
Home Made Simple
Freaky Eaters
Craft Wars
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Growing Up Evancho
Married by Mom and Dad
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Love At First Swipe
Trading Spaces
Street Customs
Ultimate Cake Off
Dancing Tweens
Heli-Loggers
Property Ladder
Your Kid Ate What?
Quints By Surprise
Police Women
Pawn Queens