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
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Unexpected
Unexpected
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Counting On
Counting On
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
The Healer
The Healer
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Untold Stories of the E.R.
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Am Jazz
Kate Plus 8
Brides Gone Styled
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Toddlers and Tiaras
My Giant Life
Sister Wives
Gypsy Sisters
7 Little Johnstons
My Strange Addiction
What Not To Wear
Kindred Spirits
Hoarding: Buried Alive
TLC Presents
Addicted
Who Do You Think You Are?
Hodges Half Dozen
Overhaulin'
Next Great Baker
Take Home Chef
Tattoo Girls
My Five Wives
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
American Chopper
Craft Wars
Alaskan Women Looking for Love
Our Little Family
Love at First Kiss
Rattled
Princess Diana: Tragedy or Treason?
Lottery Changed My Life
Something Borrowed, Something New
Trading Spaces
Home Made Simple
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Masters of Reception
Happily Ever Faster
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Randy to the Rescue
I Found the Gown
Along for the Bride
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
Bride By Design
Meet the Putmans
Evil Things
Ultimate Cake Off
DC Cupcakes
Breaking Amish
Leah Remini It's All Relative
LA Ink
Best Food Ever
Freaky Eaters
My Crazy Obsession
Best Funeral Ever
48 Hours: Hard Evidence
90 Day Fiancé: More to Love
18 Kids and Counting
Flowers Uncut
Bama Belles
Police Women
Outrageous Kid Parties
Extreme Couponing
Surprise Homecoming
Trauma: Life In the ER
What Not to Wear, Specials
Virgin Diaries
United Bates of America
Crazy Christmas
Cheer Perfection
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Specials
Starter Wives
Blade Runner: The Untold Story