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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Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
American Chopper
American Chopper
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
LA Ink
LA Ink
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Addicted
Addicted
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
NY Ink
NY Ink
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
County Jail
County Jail
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
High School Moms
High School Moms
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Four Weddings, Specials
Four Weddings, Specials
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Street Customs
Street Customs
Police Women
Police Women
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
The Man with Half a Body
The Man with Half a Body
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Answered Prayers
Answered Prayers
10 Years Younger
10 Years Younger
Table for 12
Table for 12
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Guess Who's Coming Over?
The Real Estate Pros
The Real Estate Pros
Fabulous Cakes
Fabulous Cakes
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
On the Fly
On the Fly
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives