TLC announced their 2014-2015 upfront programming with more than 500 hours of original programming in 2014 alone.
There will be 44 new and returning series to TLC. The network had a great start for 2014 and with the momentum of their viewers; they may have their best year ever. Viewers are watching, tweeting and connecting with record numbers with the real people and heartfelt stories on the network’s slate.
“As our success shows, everyone needs a little TLC. At the center of the network are our core viewers – we call them the Heart Seekers,” Marjorie Kaplan, Group President for TLC said. “They’re the families, young couples, moms, and ‘moms to be’ who watch us every week, and we’re evolving our brand to give them even more of what they love.”
TLC centers their programming on family and relationships to bring their viewers an emotional experience they will not forget.
“Our viewers know what they want from TLC, and we know what to give them – the shows that make them feel something, and people they can root for. This emotional connection is essential to our brand,” said Nancy Daniels, General Manager, TLC. “This year, we’ll continue to propel our growth with more programming that features families of all shapes and sizes, heartwarming transformative experiences, and relatable life moments – stories that only TLC can tell.”
TLC’s current running series are 19 Kids and Counting, Little People, Say Yes to the Dress, Something Borrowed, Something New, I Found The Gown, 90 Day Fiancé, Cake Boss, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium, The Little Couple, Who Do You Think You Are?, Breaking Amish: Brave New World, and Breaking Amish: LA.
TLC 2014-2015 Upfront Programming includes:
A Duggar Leaves Home (New special, 2Q 2014) – Amy Duggar, cousin to 19 Kids & Counting family, moves to Nashville to pursue a singing career.
Kate Plus 8 Special (working title) (New special, 2Q 2014) – TLC’s Family Reunion visits the Gosselin clan and gets updates from Kate as the sextuplets turn10.
The Leah Remini Project (wt) (New series, 3Q 2014) – Actress Leah Remini invites viewers to experience her wisecracking, no-nonsense, hardworking family.
Listed Sisters (wt) (New series, 4Q 2014) – The fast paced real estate world follows the most entrepreneurial sister duos across America during the height of selling season.
Long Lost Family (wt) (New special, 3Q 2014) – Individuals are in search of loved ones who they once knew or have never met.
Quints By Surprise: 5 Years Old (New special, 2Q 2014) – TLC Family Reunion goes to Austin to visit the Jones family and catch up as they celebrate the quintuplets’ fifth birthday.
Risking It All (wt) (New series, 4Q 2014) – Families decide to move “off the grid” in hopes of reconnecting with each other.
The Speegle Life (wt) (New series, 4Q 2014) – A southern family leaves their Florida church to help their daughters find a new congregation in Alabama.
Welcome to Allentown (wt) (New special, 3Q 2014) – A musical family of 10 are living the dream, traveling the country on a bus and performing along the way.
Curvy Girls Bridal (wt) (New special, 3Q 2014) – A one-of-a-kind bridal salon, owned by the Harris sisters, lets full figured brides find their dream wedding dress.
Heidi to the Dresscue (wt) (New special, 3Q 2014) – Heidi Elnora, an Alabama bridal designer, believes all brides are one of a kind and deserve custom gowns.
Psychic Matchmaker (New series, 3Q 2014) – Deborah Graham uses her psychic abilities to help her clients find love in this matchmaking series.
The One That Got Away (New special, 3Q 2014) – The series centers on people looking for their past loves in hopes of reconnecting.