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
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Counting On
Counting On
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
American Chopper
American Chopper
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Addicted
Addicted
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Answered Prayers
Answered Prayers
Love At First Swipe
Love At First Swipe
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Auctioneer$
Auctioneer$
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
County Jail
County Jail
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
LA Ink
LA Ink
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Street Customs
Street Customs
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Dancing Tweens
Dancing Tweens
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Police Women
Police Women
Outrageous Kid Parties
Outrageous Kid Parties
NY Ink
NY Ink
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Crazy Christmas
Crazy Christmas
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Late Night Joy
Late Night Joy
Dateline on TLC
Dateline on TLC
Women of Homicide
Women of Homicide
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
High School Moms
High School Moms
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New