Creator / TLC

"TLC....does that still stand for The Learning Channel?"

TLC (former initialism for The Learning Channel) is an American cable TV specialty channel which initially focused on educational content, launched in 1980. The channel mostly featured documentary content pertaining to nature, science, history, current events, medicine, technology, cooking, home improvement and other information-based topics. In the 2000s, it began airing Reality Shows such as Trading Spaces, Junkyard Wars, A Wedding Story and A Baby Story. Due to the success of these shows, the channel revamped itself in 2006 to show mostly home improvement shows, and in 2008 started airing shows about people's personal lives. It's currently known for having shows about little people, huge families, and people who have controversial lifestyles.

In 2006 TLC along with Discovery Channel used to have a weekday morning block aimed at children called "Ready Set Learn" (a reincarnation of a similar children's block TLC ran in the 1990's of the same name) that only ran for one year. The block starred a penguin named Pazz along with his mother and would have a short animated segments starring the Penguin between commercials breaks for shows that aired on that block.

Currently Airing Shows:

  • 90 Day Fiancé (Released in foreign countries as 90 Days to Wed)
  • Breaking Amish
  • Cake Boss
  • Counting On
  • DC Cupcakes
  • Extreme Cheapskates
  • Extreme Couponing
  • Four Weddings
  • High School Moms
  • Hoarding: Buried Alive
  • I Am Jazz
  • I Didn't Know I Was Pregnant
  • Little People Big World
  • Long Island Medium
  • My 600-lb Life
  • My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
    • The Spinoff, My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.
  • NY Ink
  • Police Women of Broward County (with spinoffs in Cincinnati, Dallas, Phoenix, and Memphis)
  • Say Yes to the Dress
  • Trading Spaces (2018 revival)
  • Undercover Boss

Former Shows:

Ready Set Learn: