TLC TV Shows

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.

90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Unexpected
Unexpected
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Welcome to Plathville
Welcome to Plathville
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way
90 Day Fiance: The Other Way
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
1000-lb Sisters
1000-lb Sisters
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Counting On
Counting On
Smothered
Smothered
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
American Chopper
American Chopper
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Unpolished
Unpolished
Dragnificent!
Dragnificent!
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
90 Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined
90 Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined
Taken at Birth
Taken at Birth
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
PEEP and the Big Wide World
PEEP and the Big Wide World
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Single Dad Seeking...
Single Dad Seeking...
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
ToddWorld
ToddWorld
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Return to Amish
Return to Amish
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
LA Ink
LA Ink
The Family Chantel
The Family Chantel
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
18 Kids and Counting
18 Kids and Counting
Addicted
Addicted
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Say Yes to the Dress: America
Say Yes to the Dress: America
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
Fat Chance
Fat Chance
Kate Plus Date
Kate Plus Date
90 Day Fiance: What Now?
90 Day Fiance: What Now?
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
The Healer
The Healer
My Feet Are Killing Me
My Feet Are Killing Me
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Buddy's Bakery Rescue
Best Food Ever
Best Food Ever
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
Breaking the Faith
Breaking the Faith