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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
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
LA Ink
LA Ink
Addicted
Addicted
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Angels Among Us (2014)
Angels Among Us (2014)
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Escaping Alaska
Escaping Alaska
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
American Chopper
American Chopper
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
County Jail
County Jail
NY Ink
NY Ink
High School Moms
High School Moms
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
Kate Plus Ei8ht: Specials
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
The Tiniest Girl in the World
The Tiniest Girl in the World
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Starter Wives
Starter Wives
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
OMG EMT!
OMG EMT!
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Street Customs
Street Customs
Four Houses
Four Houses
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
Extreme Cougar Wives
Extreme Cougar Wives
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Brides of Beverly Hills
Brides of Beverly Hills
Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
Ghost Intervention
Ghost Intervention
What Not to Wear, Specials
What Not to Wear, Specials
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Big Tiny: Life with the Jordans
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Little People, Big World: Wedding Farm
Undercover Princesses
Undercover Princesses