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TLC, launched in 1972 originally as The Learning Channel contains reality based series featuring information and how-to styled shows. Owned by Discovery Communications since 1991, the schedule contains many imported series from England and/or a US version of those series. Unlike other similar series on other cable stations, the TLC shows feature a more in depth look at the subject at hand. After the Discovery Communications took over the channel the focus tended to shift from educational purposes to include a more broad, mainstream audience. The channels name would also see a change, removing the word "Learning" from title and simplifying it to TLC. This shift would result in a programming change to reality styled personal and medical dramas and home improvement shows. With Discovery Channel also making a change, over came the popular American Chopper series along with more law enforcement, weather related series and dating shows.

Also Known As
Appalachian Community Service Network (1972–1980)
The Learning Channel (1980–1992)
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TLC


Website: http://www.tlc.com/
Country: USA
First Broadcast: 1972
Parent Company: Discovery Communications Inc.
Reaching Households: 97,842,000 (85.68% of those with a TV)
Long Lost Family
Love, Lust or Run
Love, Lust or Run: Wear Are They Now
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Our Little Family
Outrageous Births: Tales From the Crib!
Strange Love
Style By Jury
Toddler Bowl
90 Day Fiancé
Ballroom Blitz
Bride by Design
Curvy Brides
Escaping Alaska
Leah Remini: It's All Relative
OMG EMT!
Psychic Matchmaker
Return To Amish
Risking It All
Say Yes to the Dress: Since the Big Day
Secret Sex Lives
Sex Sent Me to the ER: Extra Dose
Untold Stories of the E.R.: Sex Edition
7 Little Johnstons
Breaking Amish: LA: Extended Episode
Bridal Mile
Buying Naked
Gypsy Sisters
Insane Bathrooms
The Little Couple: Big Updates
Outrageous 911
Pregnant Behind Bars
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta: Unveiled
Sex Sent Me to the ER
Something Borrowed, Something New
Something Borrowed, Something New: Unveiled
TLC Specials
Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor
Breaking Amish
I Found the Gown
My 600-lb Life
My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding
Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day
Extreme Cheapskates
Long Island Medium
Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids
Kate Plus 8
My Strange Addiction
Next Great Baker
Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta
Sister Wives
What Not to Wear: Extra Layer
Who Do You Think You Are? (US)
Who The (Bleep) Did I Marry?
Four Weddings (2010)
The Little Couple
19 Kids and Counting
Dateline: Real Life Mysteries
My First Home
Say Yes To The Dress
Little People, Big World