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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Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Counting On
Counting On
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
American Chopper
American Chopper
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
LA Ink
LA Ink
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
90 Day Fianc
90 Day Fianc
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Suddenly Rich
Suddenly Rich
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Little Miss Atlanta
Little Miss Atlanta
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Outrageous Kid Parties
Outrageous Kid Parties
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
My Kid's Obsession
My Kid's Obsession
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Moving Up
Moving Up
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Our Little Life
Our Little Life
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Police Women
Police Women
48 Hours: Left for Dead
48 Hours: Left for Dead
NY Ink
NY Ink
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Undercover Princes
Undercover Princes
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Cracking Addiction
Cracking Addiction
Winter Weddings
Winter Weddings
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
County Jail
County Jail
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Psychic Matchmaker
Psychic Matchmaker
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Rattled
Rattled
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits