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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Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Counting On
Counting On
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
90 Day Fianc
90 Day Fianc
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
American Chopper
American Chopper
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Addicted
Addicted
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Little Miss Atlanta
Little Miss Atlanta
LA Ink
LA Ink
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
My Kid's Obsession
My Kid's Obsession
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
County Jail
County Jail
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Outdaughtered: Life with Quints
Outdaughtered: Life with Quints
Flip That House
Flip That House
Street Customs
Street Customs
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
One Big Happy Family
One Big Happy Family
Our Little Life
Our Little Life
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Homemade Millionaire
Homemade Millionaire
Police Women
Police Women
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
DUI
DUI
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Something Borrowed, Something New: Unveiled
Something Borrowed, Something New: Unveiled
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Buying Nude: The Naked Realtor
Buying Nude: The Naked Realtor
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Love At First Swipe
Love At First Swipe
Dateline on TLC
Dateline on TLC
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?