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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Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
LA Ink
LA Ink
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Addicted
Addicted
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
American Chopper
American Chopper
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Four Houses
Four Houses
High School Moms
High School Moms
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
County Jail
County Jail
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My Shocking Story
My Shocking Story
Street Customs
Street Customs
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Guess Who's Coming Over?
The Real Estate Pros
The Real Estate Pros
Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
One Big Happy Family
One Big Happy Family
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Fabulous Cakes
Fabulous Cakes
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Flip That House
Flip That House
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
My First Home
My First Home
Table for 12
Table for 12
Wedded to Perfection
Wedded to Perfection