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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Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Unexpected
Unexpected
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
90 Day Fiance
Gypsy Sisters
Counting On
Brides Gone Styled
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Kate Plus 8
My Strange Addiction
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
Overhaulin'
Little People, Big World
The Healer
The Little Couple
American Chopper
Trauma: Life In the ER
Addicted
DC Cupcakes
Playhouse Masters
Long Lost Family
Hayley Ever After
Tattoo Girls
Buying Naked
Cheer Perfection
Body Bizarre
Long Island Medium
Abby & Brittany
Love, Lust or Run
Who Do You Think You Are?
TLC Presents
Kindred Spirits
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Suddenly Rich
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Breaking Amish
LA Ink
The Willis Family
The Spouse House
7 Little Johnstons
My Giant Life
Hodges Half Dozen
Next Great Baker
My Five Wives
Lottery Changed My Life
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Mall Cops
I Am Jazz: More Jazz
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended
Home Made Simple
Extreme Couponing
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
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
Randy to the Rescue
Virgin Diaries
Along for the Bride
Something Borrowed, Something New
Wedding Island
Secret Wedding
Curvy Brides
Bride By Design
Left at the Altar
Miami Ink
Ultimate Cake Off
Best Funeral Ever
18 Kids and Counting
Property Ladder
Quints By Surprise
Kitchen Boss
Say Yes to the Dress: Randy Knows Best
Craft Wars
High School Moms
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
America's Worst Tattoos
County Jail