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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Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Counting On
Counting On
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Hoarding: Buried Alive
90 Day Fianc
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Buying Naked
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Four Weddings
Brides Gone Styled
American Chopper
DC Cupcakes
Extreme Cheapskates
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
Trauma: Life In the ER
Body Bizarre
Kate Plus 8
Next Great Baker
Breaking Amish
Overhaulin'
LA Ink
Addicted
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Kindred Spirits
18 Kids and Counting
Cheer Perfection
Something Borrowed, Something New
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
She's in Charge
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Tattoo Girls
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Love, Lust or Run
I Am Jazz
Women of Homicide
Lottery Changed My Life
Freaky Eaters
Trading Spaces
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
PEEP and the Big Wide World
ToddWorld
My 600-Lb. Life: Transformed
Police Women
Sarah Palin's Alaska
County Jail
Best Funeral Ever
The Willis Family
Home Made Simple
Table for 12
Inedible to Incredible
Bama Belles
Extreme Couponing
Four Houses
TLC Summer
I Found the Gown
Abby & Brittany
The Man with Half a Body
Escaping the Prophet
Coach Charming
Married by Mom and Dad
Little People, Big World: Back to the Farm
Playhouse Masters
Little Miss Atlanta
My Kid's Obsession
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Love at First Kiss
Jon & Kate Plus 8
Take Home Chef
NY Ink
My Giant Life
Skin Tight
Dare to Wear
My Shocking Story
Miami Ink
10 Years Younger
Flip That House
Street Customs
My First Home
Deals on the Bus
Royal Inquest
Guess Who's Coming Over?