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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Counting On
Counting On
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Sister Wives
90 Day Fianc
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
7 Little Johnstons
TLC Presents
The Little Couple
Breaking Amish
Long Island Medium
Love, Lust or Run
Kate Plus 8
Trauma: Life In the ER
The Willis Family
Addicted
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Overhaulin'
Next Great Baker
DC Cupcakes
Rattled
American Chopper
Extreme Couponing
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Body Bizarre
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Who Do You Think You Are?
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Cheer Perfection
Buying Naked
Suddenly Rich
Single Dad Seeking...
Lottery Changed My Life
Freaky Eaters
Something Borrowed, Something New
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Moving Up
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
I Found the Gown
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
Bride By Design
Brides Gone Styled
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Tattoo Girls
LA Ink
Trading Spaces
One Big Happy Family
Property Ladder
Randy to the Rescue
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Dancing Tweens
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Leave It to Niecy
Kennedys' Home Movies
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Secret Princes
Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs.
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Starter Wives
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
Our Little Family
My Giant Life
Married by Mom and Dad
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
Playhouse Masters
Outdaughtered: Life with Quints
This is Life Live
Take Home Chef
Abby & Brittany
NY Ink
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Four Houses
TLC Summer
United Bates of America
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