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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Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Addicted
Addicted
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
LA Ink
LA Ink
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
High School Moms
High School Moms
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Police Women
Police Women
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Rattled
Rattled
Counting On
Counting On
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
County Jail
County Jail
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
American Chopper
American Chopper
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
48 Hours: Left for Dead
48 Hours: Left for Dead
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Flip That House
Flip That House
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Table for 12
Table for 12
One Big Happy Family
One Big Happy Family
Fabulous Cakes
Fabulous Cakes
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Auctioneer$
Auctioneer$
Outrageous Kid Parties
Outrageous Kid Parties
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
What Not to Wear, Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Breaking Amish: Brave New World: Secrets Revealed
Breaking Amish: Brave New World: Secrets Revealed
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Risking It All
Risking It All
I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Street Customs
Street Customs
Four Houses
Four Houses
Escaping the Prophet
Escaping the Prophet
Secret Sex Lives
Secret Sex Lives
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
Labor Games
Labor Games