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
My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
American Chopper
American Chopper
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Counting On
Counting On
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Unexpected
Unexpected
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
LA Ink
LA Ink
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Addicted
Addicted
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
This is Life Live
This is Life Live
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Big & Little
Big & Little
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
My Giant Life
My Giant Life
Rattled
Rattled
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
My Little Life
My Little Life
The Healer
The Healer
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Ultimate Cake Off
Ultimate Cake Off
Next Great Baker
Next Great Baker
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Hayley Ever After
Hayley Ever After
Police Women
Police Women
Wedding Island
Wedding Island
Bride By Design
Bride By Design
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
Wedded to Perfection
Wedded to Perfection
Wild Weddings
Wild Weddings
Masters of Reception
Masters of Reception
Happily Ever Faster
Happily Ever Faster
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Battle of the Wedding Designers
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
Say Yes to the Dress: Big Bliss
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
United Bates of America
United Bates of America
Along for the Bride
Along for the Bride
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
My Five Wives
My Five Wives
Secret Wedding
Secret Wedding
Women of Homicide
Women of Homicide
Meet the Putmans
Meet the Putmans
Left at the Altar
Left at the Altar
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County