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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Sister Wives
Sister Wives
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
American Chopper
American Chopper
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
LA Ink
LA Ink
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
County Jail
County Jail
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Addicted
Addicted
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
High School Moms
High School Moms
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Risking It All
Risking It All
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Dateline on TLC
Dateline on TLC
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
DUI
DUI
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Moving Up
Moving Up
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
48 Hours: Left for Dead
48 Hours: Left for Dead
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
My First Home
My First Home
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Guess Who's Coming Over?
One Big Happy Family
One Big Happy Family
Fabulous Cakes
Fabulous Cakes
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Police Women
Police Women
Outrageous Kid Parties
Outrageous Kid Parties
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Prison Diaries
Prison Diaries
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Kennedys' Home Movies
Kennedys' Home Movies
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
Starter Wives
Starter Wives
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Rattled
Rattled
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Love At First Swipe
Love At First Swipe