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The Best Current TLC Shows 

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Updated October 4, 2019 12.4k votes 1.6k voters 20.1k views 24 items

Here, you'll find a list of all the best TLC shows on now in 2019 for your viewing pleasure. As TLC stands for "The Learning Network," every TLC series is based on actual events, people, or phenomenons. While the network's been accused of sensationalism in the past, TLC programming at least strives to be somewhat informative.

Wondering what to watch on TLC? Exploring topics like religion, obesity, family relationships, and more, these popular TLC shows are - if nothing else - entertaining. 

What are the TLC shows currently airingSay Yes to the Dress - the classic series that features brides-to-be searching for the perfect gown - kicked off its 15th season in 2017. The controversial Duggar family's trials and tribulations are still being chronicled on Counting On, produced after the abrupt cancellation of 19 Kids and Counting

If you're interested in religion, Breaking Amish chronicles life after leaving the Amish church. If you prefer more lighthearted programming, you can try something like Cake Boss or OutDaughtered. 

Out of all the shows on this list of TLC programs, which do you think deserves the top stop? Vote for the best TLC shows on now below to help determine the most entertaining program The Learning Network has to offer. 

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The Little Couple is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
The Little Couple Bill Klein, Jennifer Arnold, Zoe Klein

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 12

Number of Episodes: 98

Genres (Tv): Reality television

The Little Couple is an American reality television series on TLC that debuted May 26, 2009. The series features Bill Klein and Jennifer Arnold, who both have dwarfism. Jen is 96.5 cm and Bill ...more
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7 Little Johnstons is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Amber Johnston, Elizabeth Johnston, Jonah Johnsto

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Reality

7 Little Johnstons (TLC, 2015) is an American reality television series that revolves around the Johnstons: a family of seven that lives with dwarfism.
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I Am Jazz is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
I Am Jazz Jazz Jennings, Jeanette Jennings, Greg Jennings

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 4

Genres (Tv): Reality-TV

I Am Jazz (TLC, 2015), announced as All That Jazz, is an American reality television series. The series features Jazz and her family "dealing with typical teen drama through the lens of a ...more
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Long Lost Family is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Long Lost Family Chris Jacobs, Lisa Joyner, Jenn Utley

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 22

Genres (Tv): Documentary

Long Lost Family is a BAFTA award winning British television series that has aired on ITV since 21 April 2011. It is made by the production company Wall to Wall. The programme, which is ...more
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Little People, Big World... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Matthew Roloff, Amy Roloff, Jeremy Roloff

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 12

Number of Episodes: 226

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Little People, Big World is an American reality television series that premiered on March 4, 2006, and airs on TLC. The series chronicles the lives of the six-member Roloff family farm near ...more
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Dr. Pimple Popper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Dr. Sandra Lee

Premiered: 2018

Number of Seasons: 1

Genres (Tv): Reality

Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC, 2018) is an American reality television series starring dermatologist and Internet celebrity Dr. Sandra Lee.
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Say Yes to the Dress is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Roger Craig Smith

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 15

Number of Episodes: 103

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Say Yes to the Dress is an American reality television series on TLC which follows events at Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan. The series shows the progress of individual sales associates, ...more

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OutDaughtered is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Adam Busby, Danielle Busby, Blayke Busby

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Reality

OutDaughtered (TLC, 2016) is an American reality series, starring Adam and Danielle Busby, parents of the only all-girl quintuplets in the U.S.
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Who Do You Think You Are... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Mocean Melvin, Courteney Cox, Julie Bowen

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 10

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

Who Do You Think You Are? is a British genealogy documentary series that has aired on the BBC since 2004. It is made by the production company Wall to Wall. In each episode, a celebrity goes on ...more
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90 Day Fiancé is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Elizabeth Potthast, Amy, Casia

Premiered: 2014

Number of Seasons: 5

Genres (Tv): Reality, Documentary

90 Day Fiancé (TLC, 2014) is an American documentary series that follows couples who have 90 days to decide to marry before their 90-day K-1 visas (available uniquely to foreign ...more
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My 600-lb Life is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Younan Nowzaradan, Melissa Morris, Donald Shelton

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 5

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

My 600-lb Life (TLC, 2012) is a reality television series. Each episode follows a year in the life of a morbidly obese person (who starts the episode weighing around 600 pounds (270 kg)) and ...more
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Untold Stories of the E.... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Untold Stories Of The ER Jenne Kang, Linda America, Roy Vongtama

Premiered: 2004

Number of Seasons: 12

Number of Episodes: 78

Genres (Tv): Docudrama, Action/Adventure, Drama, Action

Untold Stories of the E.R. is a docudrama television series which airs on TLC and Discovery Fit & Health. In this program real-life emergency room doctors tell about their most bizarre and ...more
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My Giant Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
My Giant Life Nancy Mulkey, Haleigh Hampton, Lindsay Kay Hayward

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 3

Genres (Tv): Reality

My Giant Life (TLC, 2015) is an American reality television series that revolves around women who are taller than 6 feet 6 inches.
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Cake Boss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Buddy Valastro

Premiered: 2009

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 30

Genres (Tv): Family Film, Reality television

Cake Boss is an American reality television series, airing on the cable television network TLC. The show follows the operations of Carlo's Bake Shop, an Italian American family-owned business in ...more

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Sister Wives is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Sister Wives

Premiered: 2010

Number of Seasons: 7

Number of Episodes: 23

Genres (Tv): Special Interest, Drama, Reality television

Sister Wives (TLC, 2010) is an American reality television series that documents the life of a polygamist family, which includes patriarch Kody Brown, his four wives, and their 18 children.
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Breaking Amish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Jeremiah Raber, Rebecca, Sabrina

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 9

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

Breaking Amish: LA follows a new group of Amish and Mennonite young adults as they trade in their old-world traditions for the modern temptations of Los Angeles. Armed with the passion to pursue ...more
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My Big Fat Fabulous Life... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Whitney Way Thore, Glenn Thore, Barbara Thore

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 5

Genres (Tv): Reality-TV

My Big Fat Fabulous Life (TLC, 2015) is an American reality television series, chronicling the life of Whitney Way Thore, a woman who weighed 380 pounds at the beginning of the series, and is ...more
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Rattled is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Doug Fernbacher, Ashley Gardner, Tyson Gardner

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Reality

Rattled explores the scary, exhilarating, frustrating, joyful and ultimately life-changing experience of parenthood.
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Paranormal Lockdown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Nick Groff, Katrina Weidman, Rob Saffi

Premiered: 2016

Number of Seasons: 2

Genres (Tv): Reality

Paranormal Lockdown is a paranormal reality television series. The series follows Groff and fellow paranormal researcher Katrina Weidman (formerly of Paranormal State) as they confine themselves ...more

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Long Island Medium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Theresa Caputo, Frank Marino, Melanie David

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 9

Number of Episodes: 23

Genres (Tv): Mystery, Thriller, Documentary, Reality television

Long Island Medium is a TLC reality television series starring Theresa Caputo as she claims to be a medium who can communicate with the deceased. Caputo's claims have been deemed fictitious by ...more

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Counting On is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
The Duggar Family

Premiered: 2015

Number of Seasons: 6

Genres (Tv): Reality

Counting On (TLC, 2015) is an American reality television show, and a spinoff of 19 Kids and Counting. Featuring the lives of the Duggar family, the show follows the lives of the older Duggar ...more
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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows

Premiered: 2012

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 14

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is an American reality television series on TLC, featuring the family of child beauty pageant contestant Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. Thompson and her ...more
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Family By The Ton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
kikiwamu added Family By The Ton Dr. Charles Procter

Premiered: Jan 1, 2018

Number of Seasons: 2

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Kate Plus Date is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Current TLC Shows
Kate Gosselin

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality tv, Dating reality

Kate Plus Date (TLC, 2019) is an American reality dating television series. After nearly a decade of being single, Kate Gosselin teams up with relationship and dating experts to find the perfect ...more