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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Unexpected
Unexpected
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Counting On
Counting On
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
What Not To Wear
The Little Couple
Long Island Medium
Family By The Ton
Cake Boss
The Healer
Abby & Brittany
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
The Spouse House
Kate Plus 8
Long Lost Family
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Brides Gone Styled
DC Cupcakes
Overhaulin'
Breaking Amish
Little People, Big World
7 Little Johnstons
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Body Bizarre
American Chopper
The Willis Family
Hodges Half Dozen
Cheer Perfection
Police Women
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
TLC Presents
Tattoo Girls
Addicted
Craft Wars
Our Little Family
Next Great Baker
My Crazy Obsession
Answered Prayers
Love At First Swipe
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Lottery Changed My Life
I Am Jazz: More Jazz
Trading Spaces
Home Made Simple
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Who Do You Think You Are?
Trauma: Life In the ER
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Masters of Reception
Happily Ever Faster
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Randy to the Rescue
I Found the Gown
Along for the Bride
Wedding Island
My Five Wives
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
My Giant Life
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended
Left at the Altar
Seeking Sister Wife
Little Chocolatiers
Freaky Eaters
Kitchen Boss
United Bates of America
Love, Lust or Run
Suddenly Rich
Kindred Spirits
LA Ink
Quints By Surprise
Extreme Couponing
Best Funeral Ever
600 Pound Mom
Skin Tight
Playhouse Masters
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Bride By Design
Table for 12