TLC TV Shows

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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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19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Addicted
Addicted
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
LA Ink
LA Ink
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Starter Wives
Starter Wives
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
NY Ink
NY Ink
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
American Chopper
American Chopper
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Four Houses
Four Houses
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
King of the Crown
King of the Crown
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
Police Women
Police Women
High School Moms
High School Moms
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
County Jail
County Jail
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
All New New Year
All New New Year
The Man with Half a Body
The Man with Half a Body
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Tiniest Girl in the World
The Tiniest Girl in the World
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Table for 12
Table for 12
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings