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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The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
LA Ink
LA Ink
County Jail
County Jail
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
American Chopper
American Chopper
Addicted
Addicted
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Four Houses
Four Houses
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Street Customs
Street Customs
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Labor Games
Labor Games
Love At First Swipe
Love At First Swipe
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
NY Ink
NY Ink
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Late Night Joy
Late Night Joy
My First Home
My First Home
Wedded to Perfection
Wedded to Perfection
Moving Up
Moving Up
Flowers Uncut
Flowers Uncut
Ghost Intervention
Ghost Intervention
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Police Women
Police Women
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County