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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The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
American Chopper
American Chopper
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
LA Ink
LA Ink
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Addicted
Addicted
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Risking It All
Risking It All
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
One Big Happy Family
One Big Happy Family
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Wedding Island
Wedding Island
County Jail
County Jail
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
NY Ink
NY Ink
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Four Houses
Four Houses
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
OMG EMT!
OMG EMT!
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
What She Said
What She Said
Street Customs
Street Customs
Table for 12
Table for 12
Moving Up
Moving Up
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Police Women
Police Women
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
48 Hours: Left for Dead
48 Hours: Left for Dead
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming