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?
Counting On
Counting On
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Unexpected
Unexpected
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
American Chopper
American Chopper
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Rattled
Rattled
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Our Wild Life
Our Wild Life
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
My Little Life
My Little Life
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Quints By Surprise
Quints By Surprise
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
Addicted
Addicted
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Randy to the Rescue
Randy to the Rescue
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
This is Life Live
This is Life Live
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
LA Ink
LA Ink
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Escaping the Prophet
Escaping the Prophet
Meet the Putmans
Meet the Putmans
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
I Want That Wedding
I Want That Wedding
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Outrageous 911
Outrageous 911
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Bama Belles
Bama Belles
Police Women
Police Women
Cash Cab Chicago
Cash Cab Chicago