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
Unexpected
Unexpected
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Counting On
Counting On
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
American Chopper
American Chopper
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Rattled
Rattled
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Addicted
Addicted
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Suddenly Rich
Suddenly Rich
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My Little Life
My Little Life
LA Ink
LA Ink
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
The Healer
The Healer
Our Wild Life
Our Wild Life
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
This is Life Live
This is Life Live
Evil Things
Evil Things
Single Dad Seeking...
Single Dad Seeking...
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Labor Games
Labor Games
Coach Charming
Coach Charming
Little Miss Atlanta
Little Miss Atlanta
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
Growing Up Evancho
Growing Up Evancho
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Little Life on the Prairie
Little Life on the Prairie
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
I Want That Wedding
I Want That Wedding
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
90 Day Fiancé: More to Love
90 Day Fiancé: More to Love
10 Years Younger
10 Years Younger
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off