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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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Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Risking It All
Risking It All
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
LA Ink
LA Ink
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Addicted
Addicted
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
American Chopper
American Chopper
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
County Jail
County Jail
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
NY Ink
NY Ink
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
What Not to Wear, Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Police Women
Police Women
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Angels Among Us (2014)
Angels Among Us (2014)
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
On the Fly
On the Fly
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
Four Weddings, Specials
Four Weddings, Specials
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Crazy Christmas
Crazy Christmas
Secret Sex Lives
Secret Sex Lives
Street Customs
Street Customs
The Tiniest Girl in the World
The Tiniest Girl in the World
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
Flip That House
Flip That House