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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19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
LA Ink
LA Ink
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Angels Among Us (2014)
Angels Among Us (2014)
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Addicted
Addicted
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
American Chopper
American Chopper
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
NY Ink
NY Ink
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Four Houses
Four Houses
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Starter Wives
Starter Wives
County Jail
County Jail
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
The Tiniest Girl in the World
The Tiniest Girl in the World
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Street Customs
Street Customs
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
High School Moms
High School Moms
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Something Borrowed, Something New: Unveiled
Something Borrowed, Something New: Unveiled
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
What Not to Wear, Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
What the Sell?!
What the Sell?!
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Secret Sex Lives
Secret Sex Lives