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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Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Counting On
Counting On
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Trauma: Life In the ER
My 600-lb Life
TLC Presents
Rattled
The Little Couple
Growing Up Evancho
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Sister Wives
Who Do You Think You Are?
My Strange Addiction
19 Kids and Counting
Next Great Baker
The Spouse House
Too Close To Home
Cheer Perfection
Long Lost Family
American Chopper
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Long Island Medium
Hair Goddess
Love, Lust or Run
Ultimate Cake Off
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Love at First Kiss
The Willis Family
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Craft Wars
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
7 Little Johnstons
Addicted
Kindred Spirits
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Tattoo Girls
DC Cupcakes
Abby & Brittany
Sweet 15: Quincea
Something Borrowed, Something New
Virgin Diaries
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Lottery Changed My Life
Curvy Brides
I Found the Gown
Brides Gone Styled
LA Ink
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Quints By Surprise
Freaky Eaters
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Randy to the Rescue
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Bride By Design
Extreme Couponing
Home Made Simple
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Answered Prayers
Flip That House
Trading Spaces
Police Women
NY Ink
Surprise Homecoming
Along for the Bride
TLC Specials
Best Funeral Ever
Buying Naked
My Giant Life
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Little Miss Atlanta
Suddenly Rich
My Kid's Obsession
Four Weddings, Specials
Body Bizarre
Breaking Amish
Starter Wives
Our Little Family
Married by Mom and Dad
Jon & Kate Plus 8