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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I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
Jill & Jessa: Counting On
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
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
Strange Sex
Strange Sex
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
American Chopper
American Chopper
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
LA Ink
LA Ink
Addicted
Addicted
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Two in a Million
Two in a Million
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
High School Moms
High School Moms
Secret Princes
Secret Princes
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
The Opener
The Opener
DC Cupcakes, Specials
DC Cupcakes, Specials
Breaking Amish: LA: Extended Episode
Breaking Amish: LA: Extended Episode
600 Pound Mom
600 Pound Mom
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
One Big Happy Family
One Big Happy Family
Heli-Loggers
Heli-Loggers
Property Ladder
Property Ladder
Unhinged
Unhinged
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Big Sexy
Big Sexy
DUI
DUI
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
On the Fly
On the Fly
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
County Jail
County Jail
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Still Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
What She Said
What She Said
Answered Prayers
Answered Prayers
Dateline on TLC
Dateline on TLC
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Street Customs
Street Customs
NY Ink
NY Ink
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever