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
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Addicted
Addicted
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
American Chopper
American Chopper
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
High School Moms
High School Moms
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Police Women
Police Women
Psychic Matchmaker
Psychic Matchmaker
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Women of Homicide
Women of Homicide
County Jail
County Jail
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
LA Ink
LA Ink
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
King of the Crown
King of the Crown
Daycare Divas
Daycare Divas
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Out of Control Drivers
Out of Control Drivers
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
The Opener
The Opener
Outrageous Kid Parties
Outrageous Kid Parties
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Kennedys' Home Movies
Kennedys' Home Movies
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
On the Fly
On the Fly
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Totally T-Boz
Totally T-Boz
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Two in a Million
Two in a Million
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
Fat Chance
Fat Chance
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Wedded to Perfection
Wedded to Perfection