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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
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
LA Ink
LA Ink
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
American Chopper
American Chopper
Addicted
Addicted
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Four Weddings, Specials
Four Weddings, Specials
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Totally T-Boz
Totally T-Boz
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Police Women
Police Women
Starter Wives
Starter Wives
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
Angels Among Us (2014)
Angels Among Us (2014)
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
What Not to Wear, Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
What the Sell?!
What the Sell?!
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
NY Ink
NY Ink
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
County Jail
County Jail
OMG EMT!
OMG EMT!
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
Secret Sex Lives
Secret Sex Lives
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
On the Fly
On the Fly
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Street Customs
Street Customs
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
Masters of Reception
Masters of Reception