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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My 600-lb Life
My 600-lb Life
Little People, Big World
Little People, Big World
Trading Spaces
Trading Spaces
Sister Wives
Sister Wives
Cake Boss
Cake Boss
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Untold Stories of the E.R.
Unexpected
Unexpected
Long Lost Family
Long Lost Family
Dr. Pimple Popper
Dr. Pimple Popper
What Not To Wear
What Not To Wear
Counting On
Counting On
Kate Plus 8
Kate Plus 8
Long Island Medium
Long Island Medium
Toddlers and Tiaras
Toddlers and Tiaras
Say Yes To The Dress
Say Yes To The Dress
The Little Couple
The Little Couple
My Strange Addiction
My Strange Addiction
Gypsy Sisters
Gypsy Sisters
I Am Jazz
I Am Jazz
Who Do You Think You Are?
Who Do You Think You Are?
Overhaulin'
Overhaulin'
This is Life Live
This is Life Live
American Chopper
American Chopper
Tattoo Girls
Tattoo Girls
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Nate and Jeremiah by Design
Four Weddings
Four Weddings
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Extreme Cheapskates
Extreme Cheapskates
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run
Hair Goddess
Hair Goddess
Kindred Spirits
Kindred Spirits
The Willis Family
The Willis Family
TLC Presents
TLC Presents
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Family By The Ton
Family By The Ton
Trauma: Life In the ER
Trauma: Life In the ER
Extreme Couponing
Extreme Couponing
Skin Tight
Skin Tight
Body Bizarre
Body Bizarre
DC Cupcakes
DC Cupcakes
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Hoarding: Buried Alive
Craft Wars
Craft Wars
Seeking Sister Wife
Seeking Sister Wife
90 Day Fiance
90 Day Fiance
19 Kids and Counting
19 Kids and Counting
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Family S.O.S. With Jo Frost
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Hear Me, Love Me, See Me
Breaking Amish
Breaking Amish
Abby & Brittany
Abby & Brittany
Brides Gone Styled
Brides Gone Styled
Too Close To Home
Too Close To Home
Playhouse Masters
Playhouse Masters
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Love at First Kiss
Love at First Kiss
The Spouse House
The Spouse House
LA Ink
LA Ink
Addicted
Addicted
Rattled
Rattled
Big & Little
Big & Little
Lost in Transition
Lost in Transition
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
The Healer
The Healer
My Crazy Obsession
My Crazy Obsession
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Cheer Perfection
Cheer Perfection
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New
America's Worst Tattoos
America's Worst Tattoos
Our Little Family
Our Little Family
Hodges Half Dozen
Hodges Half Dozen
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days
Lottery Changed My Life
Lottery Changed My Life
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
This Is Justin Bieber
This Is Justin Bieber
Our Wild Life
Our Wild Life
Surprise Homecoming
Surprise Homecoming
Home Made Simple
Home Made Simple
Virgin Diaries
Virgin Diaries
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended
My 600-Lb. Life: Extended
Meet the Putmans
Meet the Putmans
Miami Ink
Miami Ink
Mall Cops
Mall Cops
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Cellblock 6: Female Lock Up
Freaky Eaters
Freaky Eaters
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Unleashed: K-9 Broward County
Leave It to Niecy
Leave It to Niecy
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
Extreme Couponing, All-Stars
TLC Specials
TLC Specials
World's Fattest Man
World's Fattest Man
Best Funeral Ever
Best Funeral Ever
Little Miss Atlanta
Little Miss Atlanta
Suddenly Rich
Suddenly Rich
Too Fat to Transition
Too Fat to Transition
Say Yes to the Prom
Say Yes to the Prom
Your Kid Ate What?
Your Kid Ate What?
Fabulous Cakes
Fabulous Cakes
Outrageous Kid Parties
Outrageous Kid Parties