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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Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Counting On
Counting On
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Unexpected
Unexpected
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
The Healer
The Healer
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
7 Little Johnstons
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Long Lost Family
Brides Gone Styled
My Giant Life
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
What Not To Wear
My Strange Addiction
Toddlers and Tiaras
19 Kids and Counting
Who Do You Think You Are?
Kate Plus 8
Kindred Spirits
TLC Presents
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Overhaulin'
Addicted
Gypsy Sisters
DC Cupcakes
Love, Lust or Run
Abby & Brittany
18 Kids and Counting
Craft Wars
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
High School Moms
Our Little Family
Love at First Kiss
Tattoo Girls
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Lottery Changed My Life
LA Ink
Trading Spaces
Evil Things
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Masters of Reception
Happily Ever Faster
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Police Women
Randy to the Rescue
I Found the Gown
Breaking Amish
Along for the Bride
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
Something Borrowed, Something New
Bride By Design
Home Made Simple
Ultimate Cake Off
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
County Jail
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Freaky Eaters
Surprise Homecoming
Best Funeral Ever
600 Pound Mom
The Willis Family
I Am Jazz
Love At First Swipe
90 Day Fiancé: More to Love
Meet the Putmans
American Chopper
Take Home Chef
Mall Cops
Flowers Uncut
Emergency Level One
Best Food Ever
Bama Belles
Outrageous Kid Parties
Extreme Couponing
Trauma: Life In the ER
My Crazy Obsession
Virgin Diaries
Crazy Christmas
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials