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
90 Day Fiance
Unexpected
Unexpected
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
The Healer
The Healer
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Counting On
Counting On
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Little People, Big World
Toddlers and Tiaras
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Body Bizarre
Kate Plus 8
Something Borrowed, Something New
Sister Wives
Next Great Baker
Hoarding: Buried Alive
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Too Close To Home
7 Little Johnstons
What Not To Wear
Tattoo Girls
I Am Jazz
Kindred Spirits
Overhaulin'
Addicted
Police Women
American Chopper
Craft Wars
TLC Presents
18 Kids and Counting
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Cheer Perfection
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Giant Life
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
The Willis Family
Property Ladder
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Lottery Changed My Life
Home Made Simple
Our Little Family
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Masters of Reception
Happily Ever Faster
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Randy to the Rescue
I Found the Gown
Along for the Bride
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Bride By Design
Trading Spaces
Who Do You Think You Are?
DC Cupcakes
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Trauma: Life In the ER
On the Fly
United Bates of America
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Curvy Brides
Table for 12
The Real Estate Pros
Mall Cops
Your Kid Ate What?
Best Food Ever
Quints By Surprise
Extreme Couponing
Candy Queen
This Is Justin Bieber
Undercover Princes
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Virgin Diaries
Abby & Brittany
Crazy Christmas
America's Worst Tattoos
Extreme Cougar Wives
My Five Wives
World's Fattest Man
County Jail
Best Funeral Ever
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