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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90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
Counting On
Counting On
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Unexpected
Unexpected
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
The Healer
The Healer
Mama Medium
Mama Medium
Suddenly Rich
Suddenly Rich
American Chopper
American Chopper
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
My Little Life
My Little Life
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Big & Little
Big & Little
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Little Life on the Prairie
Little Life on the Prairie
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Our Wild Life
Our Wild Life
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Rattled
Rattled
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Single Dad Seeking...
Single Dad Seeking...
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Psychic Matchmaker
Psychic Matchmaker
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
OMG EMT!
OMG EMT!
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
NY Ink
NY Ink
Bride By Design
Bride By Design
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
LA Ink
LA Ink
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
I Want That Wedding
I Want That Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Fabulous Cakes
Fabulous Cakes
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Police Women
Police Women
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries