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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Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Counting On
Counting On
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Fat Chance
Fat Chance
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Our Wild Life
Our Wild Life
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
The Healer
The Healer
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
American Chopper
American Chopper
My Little Life
My Little Life
Little Life on the Prairie
Little Life on the Prairie
Rattled
Rattled
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
NY Ink
NY Ink
Unexpected
Unexpected
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
This is Life Live
This is Life Live
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Suddenly Rich
Suddenly Rich
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Say Yes: Wedding SOS
Say Yes: Wedding SOS
Little Miss Atlanta
Little Miss Atlanta
Big & Little
Big & Little
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Return to Amish
Return to Amish
LA Ink
LA Ink
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
Love At First Swipe
Love At First Swipe
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Crazy Christmas
Crazy Christmas
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Breaking Amish: Brave New World
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Addicted
Addicted
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
Evil Things
Evil Things
Take Home Chef
Take Home Chef
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Sarah Palin's Alaska
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
Police Women
Police Women
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
I Want That Wedding
I Want That Wedding
Mama Medium
Mama Medium
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
I Am Jazz: More Jazz
I Am Jazz: More Jazz