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"TLC....does that still stand for The Learning Channel?"
"Yes, but you couldn't learn anything from it now if you tried."

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, Robotica, 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. And pimple popping.

TLC, along with Discovery Kids, used to have a weekday morning block aimed at children called "Ready Set Learn" (a reincarnation of the children's block of the same name that TLC ran in the 1990s of the same name). The block starred a penguin named Paz (which coincidentally had his own show which aired on TLC/Discovery Kids in the US and internationally as a standalone program) and would have short live-action segments starring the little penguin in-between shows that aired on the block.

Currently Airing Shows:

  • 90-Day Fiancé (also released as 90 Days to Wed), and its never-ending spinoffs (a.k.a. the 90 Day Fiancé Universe):
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Diaries
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Bares All
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Love Games
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Pillow Talk
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After?
    • 90-Day Fiancé: The Single Life
    • 90-Day Fiancé: What Now?
    • 90-Day Fiancé: The Other Way
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Self-Quarantined
    • 90-Day: Foody Call
    • The Family Chantel: After the 90 Days
    • David & Annie: After the 90 Days
    • Darcey & Stacey: After the 90 Days
    • Loren & Alexei: After the 90 Days
    • The Single Life: Pillow Talk
    • 90-Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Strikes Back!
    • 90-Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Tow Strikes Back!
    • 90-Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Hea Strikes Back!
    • 90-Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise
    • 90-Day Lover's Collection
  • Breaking Amish
  • Cake Boss
  • Counting On
  • DC Cupcakes
  • Doubling Down with the Derricos
  • Dr. Pimple Poppernote 
  • 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
  • Milf Manor
  • My 600-Lb. Life
  • My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding
    • My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding.
  • My Feet Are Killing Me
  • NY Ink
  • Police Women of Broward Countynote 
  • Say Yes to the Dress
  • Sister Wives
  • My Five Wives
  • Seeking Sister Wife
  • Trading Spaces (2018 revival)
  • Undercover Boss
  • Welcome to Plathville
  • You, Me & My Ex

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Ready Set Learn: