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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My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Counting On
Counting On
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
American Chopper
American Chopper
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Unexpected
Unexpected
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
The Little Couple
I Am Jazz
Overhaulin'
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Too Close To Home
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Long Lost Family
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Cake Boss
The Willis Family
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Kate Plus 8
Trauma: Life In the ER
Skin Tight
Who Do You Think You Are?
Tattoo Girls
Love at First Kiss
Seeking Sister Wife
The Healer
Hodges Half Dozen
TLC Presents
Breaking Amish
DC Cupcakes
Next Great Baker
Body Bizarre
Abby & Brittany
Playhouse Masters
Meet the Putmans
High School Moms
Best Funeral Ever
Married by Mom and Dad
Kindred Spirits
The Spouse House
My Little Life
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Love, Lust or Run
Take Home Chef
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Sarah Palin's Alaska
America's Worst Tattoos
Our Little Family
Suddenly Rich
She's in Charge
Hair Goddess
Behind Closed Doors: The American Family
Lottery Changed My Life
LA Ink
Miami Ink
Cheer Perfection
Family By The Ton
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Something Borrowed, Something New
90 Day Fiance
Police Women
Big & Little
Brides Gone Styled
Home Made Simple
Moving Up
Quints By Surprise
Freaky Eaters
Extreme Couponing
This Is Justin Bieber
I Am Jazz: More Jazz
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Masters of Reception
Happily Ever Faster
Property Ladder
Addicted
Battle of the Wedding Designers
I Found the Gown
Along for the Bride
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
Women of Homicide
Bride By Design
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended