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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90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Risking It All
Risking It All
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Addicted
Addicted
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
LA Ink
LA Ink
American Chopper
American Chopper
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
County Jail
County Jail
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
NY Ink
NY Ink
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
Crazy Christmas
Crazy Christmas
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Police Women
Police Women
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Secret Sex Lives
Secret Sex Lives
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Four Weddings, Specials
Four Weddings, Specials
High School Moms
High School Moms
Extreme Christmas Trees
Extreme Christmas Trees
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Street Customs
Street Customs
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Guess Who's Coming Over?
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
All-American Muslim
All-American Muslim
Ghost Intervention
Ghost Intervention
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives