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.

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    American Chopper
    Unexpected
    Unexpected
    My 600-lb Life
    My 600-lb Life
    Say Yes To The Dress
    Say Yes To The Dress
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    Toddlers and Tiaras
    90 Day Fiance
    90 Day Fiance
    Dr. Pimple Popper
    Dr. Pimple Popper
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    7 Little Johnstons
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    My Strange Addiction
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    Who Do You Think You Are?
    Long Island Medium
    Long Island Medium
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    I Am Jazz
    The Family Chantel
    The Family Chantel
    19 Kids and Counting
    19 Kids and Counting
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    Outdaughtered
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    Extreme Cheapskates
    Long Lost Family
    Long Lost Family
    Overhaulin'
    Overhaulin'
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    The Little Couple
    Kindred Spirits
    Kindred Spirits
    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
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    Hoarding: Buried Alive
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    Gypsy Sisters
    Untold Stories of the E.R.
    Untold Stories of the E.R.
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    90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
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    90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
    Little People, Big World
    Little People, Big World
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    90 Day Fiance: The Other Way
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    I Love a Mama's Boy
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    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
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    Welcome to Plathville
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    I Am Shauna Rae
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    Counting On
    What Not To Wear
    What Not To Wear
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    Jon & Kate Plus 8
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    Cheer Perfection
    Trading Spaces
    Trading Spaces
    Kate Plus 8
    Kate Plus 8
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    LA Ink
    Dr. Mercy
    Dr. Mercy
    Extreme Couponing
    Extreme Couponing
    Darcey & Stacey
    Darcey & Stacey
    90 Day Fiance: What Now?
    90 Day Fiance: What Now?
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    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
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    TLC Presents
    18 Kids and Counting
    18 Kids and Counting
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    Trauma: Life In the ER
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    Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop
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    PEEP and the Big Wide World
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    United Bates of America
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    Sweet Home Sextuplets
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    Leah Remini It's All Relative
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    Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
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    Brides of Beverly Hills
    My Five Wives
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    My Big Fat Fabulous Life
    My Big Fat Fabulous Life
    I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
    I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
    Mama Medium
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    Sex Sent Me to the ER
    Sex Sent Me to the ER
    90 Day Pillow Talk: Before the 90 Days
    90 Day Pillow Talk: Before the 90 Days
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    Say Yes to the Dress: America
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    My Giant Life
    Love at First Kiss
    Love at First Kiss
    Next Great Baker
    Next Great Baker
    Extreme Sisters
    Extreme Sisters
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    Nate and Jeremiah by Design
    Miami Ink
    Miami Ink
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    Doubling Down with the Derricos
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    Taken at Birth
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    Say Yes to the Dress: UK
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    Surprise Homecoming
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    Family By The Ton
    Fat Chance
    Fat Chance
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    Addicted to Marriage
    Buying Naked
    Buying Naked
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    Outrageous 911
    Love, Lust or Run
    Love, Lust or Run
    TLC Summer
    TLC Summer
    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
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    Skin Tight
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    Take Home Chef
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    Hair Goddess
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    My Feet Are Killing Me
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    Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
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