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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Unexpected
Unexpected
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
The Healer
The Healer
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Counting On
Counting On
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Body Bizarre
Too Close To Home
Sister Wives
Long Lost Family
I Am Jazz
7 Little Johnstons
What Not To Wear
Next Great Baker
American Chopper
Kate Plus 8
Kindred Spirits
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Miami Ink
Breaking Amish
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Giant Life
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
TLC Presents
Craft Wars
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Addicted
My Crazy Obsession
Overhaulin'
Police Women
Meet the Putmans
LA Ink
18 Kids and Counting
Property Ladder
Who Do You Think You Are?
Cheer Perfection
Love at First Kiss
Tattoo Girls
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Home Made Simple
Lottery Changed My Life
Little People, Big World
Trading Spaces
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Masters of Reception
Happily Ever Faster
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Trauma: Life In the ER
Randy to the Rescue
I Found the Gown
Along for the Bride
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Bride By Design
Something Borrowed, Something New
DC Cupcakes
Freaky Eaters
Virgin Diaries
United Bates of America
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Outdaughtered: Life with Quints
I Am Jazz: More Jazz
Evil Things
My First Home
Take Home Chef
Table for 12
Mall Cops
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
This Is Justin Bieber
On the Fly
Abby & Brittany
Crazy Christmas
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
My Teen is Pregnant and So Am I
Extreme Cougar Wives
County Jail
OMG EMT!
48 Hours: Hard Evidence