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
90 Day Fiance
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Counting On
Counting On
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
7 Little Johnstons
7 Little Johnstons
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Unexpected
Unexpected
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
American Chopper
American Chopper
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
Our Wild Life
Our Wild Life
Little Life on the Prairie
Little Life on the Prairie
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
The Healer
The Healer
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Fat Chance
Fat Chance
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
My Little Life
My Little Life
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Say Yes: Wedding SOS
Say Yes: Wedding SOS
Big & Little
Big & Little
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
NY Ink
NY Ink
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Suddenly Rich
Suddenly Rich
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
LA Ink
LA Ink
Little Miss Atlanta
Little Miss Atlanta
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
This is Life Live
This is Life Live
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Buying Naked
Buying Naked
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Psychic Matchmaker
Psychic Matchmaker
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Rattled
Rattled
Wedded to Perfection
Wedded to Perfection
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Addicted
Addicted
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
Say Yes to the Prom
Say Yes to the Prom
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Casino Confidential
Casino Confidential
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Single Dad Seeking...
Single Dad Seeking...
Bakery Boss
Bakery Boss
I Found the Gown
I Found the Gown
My First Home
My First Home
Kitchen Boss
Kitchen Boss
Secret Princes
Secret Princes