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
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Addicted
Addicted
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
LA Ink
LA Ink
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Starter Wives
Starter Wives
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
NY Ink
NY Ink
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Four Houses
Four Houses
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
American Chopper
American Chopper
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
King of the Crown
King of the Crown
County Jail
County Jail
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
All-American Muslim
All-American Muslim
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
All New New Year
All New New Year
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Breaking Amish: LA: Extended Episode
Breaking Amish: LA: Extended Episode
The Man with Half a Body
The Man with Half a Body
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
High School Moms
High School Moms
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
What the Sell?!
What the Sell?!
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Dancing Tweens
Dancing Tweens
Police Women
Police Women
Miami Ink
Miami Ink