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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    Sister Wives
    My 600-lb Life
    My 600-lb Life
    90 Day Fiance
    90 Day Fiance
    90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
    90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
    I Am Shauna Rae
    I Am Shauna Rae
    Say Yes To The Dress
    Say Yes To The Dress
    Little People, Big World
    Little People, Big World
    Dr. Pimple Popper
    Dr. Pimple Popper
    1000-lb Sisters
    1000-lb Sisters
    19 Kids and Counting
    19 Kids and Counting
    Long Island Medium
    Long Island Medium
    Unexpected
    Unexpected
    Jon & Kate Plus 8
    Jon & Kate Plus 8
    The Culpo Sisters
    The Culpo Sisters
    Toddlers and Tiaras
    Toddlers and Tiaras
    Long Lost Family
    Long Lost Family
    Cake Boss
    Cake Boss
    I Love a Mama's Boy
    I Love a Mama's Boy
    My Big Fat Fabulous Life
    My Big Fat Fabulous Life
    Who Do You Think You Are?
    Who Do You Think You Are?
    Untold Stories of the E.R.
    Untold Stories of the E.R.
    Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop
    Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop
    Outdaughtered
    Outdaughtered
    TLC Presents
    TLC Presents
    7 Little Johnstons
    7 Little Johnstons
    My Strange Addiction
    My Strange Addiction
    Gypsy Sisters
    Gypsy Sisters
    Extreme Cheapskates
    Extreme Cheapskates
    Seeking Sister Wife
    Seeking Sister Wife
    Four Weddings
    Four Weddings
    The Family Chantel
    The Family Chantel
    I Am Jazz
    I Am Jazz
    Overhaulin'
    Overhaulin'
    What Not To Wear
    What Not To Wear
    Trading Spaces
    Trading Spaces
    Kate Plus 8
    Kate Plus 8
    The Little Couple
    The Little Couple
    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
    Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
    I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
    I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
    Kindred Spirits
    Kindred Spirits
    Welcome to Plathville
    Welcome to Plathville
    DC Cupcakes
    DC Cupcakes
    18 Kids and Counting
    18 Kids and Counting
    Hoarding: Buried Alive
    Hoarding: Buried Alive
    PEEP and the Big Wide World
    PEEP and the Big Wide World
    Trauma: Life In the ER
    Trauma: Life In the ER
    Welcome to Myrtle Manor
    Welcome to Myrtle Manor
    Abby & Brittany
    Abby & Brittany
    Counting On
    Counting On
    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
    My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
    Smothered
    Smothered
    90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
    90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
    Breaking Amish
    Breaking Amish
    90 Day Fiance: The Other Way
    90 Day Fiance: The Other Way
    American Chopper
    American Chopper
    While You Were Out
    While You Were Out
    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
    My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
    Extreme Couponing
    Extreme Couponing
    Cheer Perfection
    Cheer Perfection
    The Healer
    The Healer
    Love at First Kiss
    Love at First Kiss
    Sex Sent Me to the ER
    Sex Sent Me to the ER
    Return to Amish
    Return to Amish
    Taken at Birth
    Taken at Birth
    You, Me & My Ex
    You, Me & My Ex
    Next Great Baker
    Next Great Baker
    Tattoo Girls
    Tattoo Girls
    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
    Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
    Miami Ink
    Miami Ink
    My Five Wives
    My Five Wives
    Unpolished
    Unpolished
    United Bates of America
    United Bates of America
    Quints By Surprise
    Quints By Surprise
    Brides of Beverly Hills
    Brides of Beverly Hills
    Extreme Sisters
    Extreme Sisters
    My Giant Life
    My Giant Life
    Addicted
    Addicted
    Skin Tight
    Skin Tight
    Ultimate Cake Off
    Ultimate Cake Off
    My Feet Are Killing Me
    My Feet Are Killing Me
    Strange Sex
    Strange Sex
    Kitchen Boss
    Kitchen Boss
    Sweet 15: Quinceanera
    Sweet 15: Quinceanera
    Body Bizarre
    Body Bizarre
    So Freakin Cheap
    So Freakin Cheap
    My Crazy Obsession
    My Crazy Obsession
    Family By The Ton
    Family By The Ton
    David & Annie: After the 90 Days
    David & Annie: After the 90 Days
    Rattled
    Rattled
    Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
    Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
    What the Sell?!
    What the Sell?!
    1000-lb Best Friends
    1000-lb Best Friends
    90 Day Fiance: What Now?
    90 Day Fiance: What Now?
    Lottery Changed My Life
    Lottery Changed My Life
    Save My Skin
    Save My Skin
    Wild Weddings
    Wild Weddings
    Darcey & Stacey
    Darcey & Stacey
    Dateline on TLC
    Dateline on TLC
    The Willis Family
    The Willis Family
    Doubling Down with the Derricos
    Doubling Down with the Derricos