Watch TV Shows on 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.

    90 Day Fiance

    90 Day Fiance

    Say Yes To The Dress

    Say Yes To The Dress

    90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?

    90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?

    Sister Wives

    Sister Wives

    90 Day Fiance: The Other Way

    90 Day Fiance: The Other Way

    19 Kids and Counting

    19 Kids and Counting

    90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days

    90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days

    Counting On

    Counting On

    Long Lost Family

    Long Lost Family

    Unexpected

    Unexpected

    My 600-lb Life

    My 600-lb Life

    Untold Stories of the E.R.

    Untold Stories of the E.R.

    Toddlers and Tiaras

    Toddlers and Tiaras

    Long Island Medium

    Long Island Medium

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Who Do You Think You Are?

    Gypsy Sisters

    Gypsy Sisters

    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding

    Cake Boss

    Cake Boss

    Darcey & Stacey

    Darcey & Stacey

    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta

    Four Weddings

    Four Weddings

    Overhaulin'

    Overhaulin'

    What Not To Wear

    What Not To Wear

    Little People, Big World

    Little People, Big World

    American Chopper

    American Chopper

    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    Hoarding: Buried Alive

    Smothered

    Smothered

    My Strange Addiction

    My Strange Addiction

    7 Little Johnstons

    7 Little Johnstons

    Extreme Cheapskates

    Extreme Cheapskates

    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

    I Am Jazz

    I Am Jazz

    90 Day Fiance: What Now?

    90 Day Fiance: What Now?

    Welcome to Plathville

    Welcome to Plathville

    Doubling Down with the Derricos

    Doubling Down with the Derricos

    1000-lb Sisters

    1000-lb Sisters

    The Family Chantel

    The Family Chantel

    The Little Couple

    The Little Couple

    Kate Plus 8

    Kate Plus 8

    Kindred Spirits

    Kindred Spirits

    Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids

    Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids

    Breaking Amish

    Breaking Amish

    90 Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined

    90 Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined

    My Big Fat Fabulous Life

    My Big Fat Fabulous Life

    My Giant Life

    My Giant Life

    18 Kids and Counting

    18 Kids and Counting

    Trauma: Life In the ER

    Trauma: Life In the ER

    I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

    I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant

    Nate and Jeremiah by Design

    Nate and Jeremiah by Design

    Love at First Kiss

    Love at First Kiss

    TLC Presents

    TLC Presents

    Taken at Birth

    Taken at Birth

    PEEP and the Big Wide World

    PEEP and the Big Wide World

    Next Great Baker

    Next Great Baker

    Buying Naked

    Buying Naked

    Trading Spaces

    Trading Spaces

    United Bates of America

    United Bates of America

    Unpolished

    Unpolished

    DC Cupcakes

    DC Cupcakes

    ToddWorld

    ToddWorld

    Brides Gone Styled

    Brides Gone Styled

    Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day

    Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day

    Addicted

    Addicted

    Lost in Transition

    Lost in Transition

    Miami Ink

    Miami Ink

    Take Home Chef

    Take Home Chef

    Seeking Sister Wife

    Seeking Sister Wife

    Cheer Perfection

    Cheer Perfection

    Bakery Boss

    Bakery Boss

    Abby & Brittany

    Abby & Brittany

    Married by Mom and Dad

    Married by Mom and Dad

    My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I

    My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I

    Kitchen Boss

    Kitchen Boss

    Body Bizarre

    Body Bizarre

    Something Borrowed, Something New

    Something Borrowed, Something New

    I Found the Gown

    I Found the Gown

    Return to Amish

    Return to Amish

    My Feet Are Killing Me

    My Feet Are Killing Me

    Jon & Kate Plus 8

    Jon & Kate Plus 8

    Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost

    Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost

    My Five Wives

    My Five Wives

    The Willis Family

    The Willis Family

    Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop

    Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop

    Family By The Ton

    Family By The Ton

    Tattoo Girls

    Tattoo Girls

    Ultimate Cake Off

    Ultimate Cake Off

    Mama Medium

    Mama Medium

    Playhouse Masters

    Playhouse Masters

    Skin Tight

    Skin Tight

    The Healer

    The Healer

    Dragnificent!

    Dragnificent!

    Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss

    Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss

    Police Women

    Police Women

    Little Miss Atlanta

    Little Miss Atlanta

    LA Ink

    LA Ink

    Dr. Pimple Popper

    Dr. Pimple Popper

    Evil Things

    Evil Things

    B90 Strikes Back!

    B90 Strikes Back!

    Hear Me, Love Me, See Me

    Hear Me, Love Me, See Me

    Extreme Couponing, All-Stars

    Extreme Couponing, All-Stars