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: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
American Chopper
American Chopper
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Unexpected
Unexpected
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Counting On
Counting On
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Our Wild Life
Our Wild Life
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
I Want That Wedding
I Want That Wedding
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
Big & Little
Big & Little
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
LA Ink
LA Ink
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
This is Life Live
This is Life Live
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Rattled
Rattled
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Behind Closed Doors: The American Family
Behind Closed Doors: The American Family
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Suddenly Royal
Suddenly Royal
Meet the Putmans
Meet the Putmans
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Addicted
Addicted
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Police Women
Police Women
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
My Little Life
My Little Life
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Moving Up
Moving Up
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Cash Cab Chicago
Cash Cab Chicago
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries