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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Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
LA Ink
LA Ink
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Addicted
Addicted
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
American Chopper
American Chopper
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
The Man Who Lost His Face
The Man Who Lost His Face
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
Unhinged
Unhinged
Fabulous Cakes
Fabulous Cakes
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
Royal Inquest
Royal Inquest
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
Ghost Intervention
Ghost Intervention
Little Chocolatiers
Little Chocolatiers
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
Police Women
Police Women
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
NY Ink
NY Ink
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
High School Moms
High School Moms
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Crazy Christmas
Crazy Christmas
Totally T-Boz
Totally T-Boz
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Wedding Island
Wedding Island
OMG EMT!
OMG EMT!
Risking It All
Risking It All
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
What She Said
What She Said
Psychic Matchmaker
Psychic Matchmaker
My Shocking Story
My Shocking Story
10 Years Younger
10 Years Younger
Flip That House
Flip That House