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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Sister Wives
Sister Wives
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
Addicted
Addicted
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
American Chopper
American Chopper
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
LA Ink
LA Ink
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
County Jail
County Jail
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
Cracking Addiction
Cracking Addiction
Labor Games
Labor Games
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Rattled
Rattled
What If We Get Married
What If We Get Married
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
48 Hours: Left for Dead
48 Hours: Left for Dead
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
DUI
DUI
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Dateline on TLC
Dateline on TLC
Flowers Uncut
Flowers Uncut
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Heavy Haulers
Heavy Haulers
Auctioneer$
Auctioneer$
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Police Women
Police Women
Outrageous Kid Parties
Outrageous Kid Parties
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
TLC Summer
TLC Summer
Breaking Amish: LA: Extended Episode
Breaking Amish: LA: Extended Episode
The Tiniest Girl in the World
The Tiniest Girl in the World
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Answered Prayers
Answered Prayers
Suddenly Royal
Suddenly Royal
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre