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
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
LA Ink
LA Ink
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Addicted
Addicted
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
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
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
County Jail
County Jail
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
NY Ink
NY Ink
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
My 600-lb Life: Melissa's Story
American Chopper
American Chopper
OMG EMT!
OMG EMT!
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Angels Among Us (2014)
Angels Among Us (2014)
The Sisterhood
The Sisterhood
King of the Crown
King of the Crown
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Prison Diaries
Prison Diaries
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
What Not to Wear, Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Four Weddings, Specials
Four Weddings, Specials
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Undercover Princes
Undercover Princes
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
Wedded to Perfection
Wedded to Perfection
Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
Secret Sex Lives
Secret Sex Lives
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County