TLC’s “7 Little Johnstons” Returns with a Season of Love on Tuesday, December 29





TLC’s “7 Little Johnstons” Returns with a Season of Love on Tuesday, December 29 at 8PM ET/PT
After each new episode, viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look with the new digital original series “Inside the Episodes,” in which the Johnstons dish on all of the moments the cameras didn’t capture.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC’S “7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS” RETURNS WITH A SEASON OF LOVE ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29 AT 8PM ET/PT

(Los Angeles, CA) – The Johnstons may be little, but the kids are all grown up when 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS premieres with new episodes on Tuesday, December 29 at 8PM ET/PT. After each new episode, viewers can get a behind-the-scenes look with the new digital original series Inside the Episodes, in which the Johnstons dish on all of the moments the cameras didn’t capture.

Since fans last caught up with the world’s largest-known little family, relationship statuses have changed, a pandemic has hit, and all the kids are back under one roof. Jonah has a new long-distance girlfriend, and he’s considering moving to a different state to be closer to her. Anna is loving college, but the pandemic has forced her to move home for the time being. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is balancing her relationship with boyfriend Brice, as college courses coupled with a heavy nursing rotation are putting her at risk for burnout. Alex and Emma are still the youngest Johnstons, but they’re starting a whole new era as they enter high school.

Meanwhile, after over 20 years of marriage, Trent and Amber are looking for ways to spice things up, and nothing is off limits: pole dancing, an intimacy coach and even building a “love shack” on their lawn!

This spring’s run of 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS earned the series its highest ratings in three years among P/W25-54 and helped drive TLC to its highest rated quarterly performance ever among W25-54. To date, TLC ranks as the #1 Primetime Ad-Supported Cable Network with W25-54/18-49/18-34 in 2020.

Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS. Join the conversation using #7LittleJohnstons and catch up on the on TLC.com or by downloading the TLC GO app.

7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS is produced by Figure 8 Films for TLC.

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. TLC is the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network across key female demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 85 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.



TLC Spreads Holiday Cheer with Two New Themed Episodes of Fan-Favorite Medical Series





TLC Spreads Holiday Cheer with Two New Themed Episodes of Fan-Favorite Medical Series “Dr. Pimple Popper: Season’s Squeezings” and “My Feet Are Killing Me: Under the Mistletoes”
From pop-aholics to the sock-shock, these specials are just what the doctor ordered to cure any holiday blues.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC SPREADS HOLIDAY CHEER WITH TWO NEW THEMED EPISODES OF FAN-FAVORITE MEDICAL SERIES ‘DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SEASON’S SQUEEZINGS’ AND ‘MY FEET ARE KILLING ME: UNDER THE MISTLETOES’

DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SEASON’S SQUEEZINGS Premieres Monday, December 21 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT

MY FEET ARE KILLING ME: UNDER THE MISTLETOES Premieres Monday, December 21 at 10:00p.m. ET/PT
(Los Angeles, CA) — This December your favorite doctors are in the holiday spirit and it’s time to celebrate. DR. PIMPLE POPPER and MY FEET ARE KILLING ME will deliver all of the good holiday feels and give viewers the new cases they have been waiting for on an all new night! For the first time since being under pandemic restrictions, the doctors have returned with a holiday special featuring in-person visits and actual surgeries on new patients. From pop-aholics to the sock-shock, these specials are just what the doctor ordered to cure any holiday blues.

DR. PIMPLE POPPER: SEASON’S SQUEEZINGS Premieres Monday, December 21 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT

‘Tis the season, and Dr. Pimple Popper is serving up all new, never-before-seen pops when DR. PIMPLE POPPER returns, a holiday-themed special on December 21st, before settling into its new night on Monday, December 28 at 9pm ET/PT. The holidays can be some of the most joyous times of the year, but for others some of the most difficult. Hoping to give patients all they want for Christmas and feel ready to face the family photo sessions with confidence, Dr. Lee has a tough job ahead of her with several high-stake cases. She will tackle everything from a massive growth on a patient’s neck, to a woman whose only holiday wish is to take holiday portraits with her family without being photo bombed by the large bump on her forehead, and, a patient who is hoping Dr. Lee can help him get rid of the bumps he has developed all over his body.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #DrPimplePopper and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok for the latest updates.

MY FEET ARE KILLING ME: UNDER THE MISTLETOES Premieres Monday, December 21 at 10:00p.m. ET/PT

Dr. Ebonie, Dr. Brad, and Dr. Sarah are back in the office for the holidays! The doctors are in for some shock in their stockings when they unwrap a 30-year-old wart, cut off cornflakes, and Dr. Ebonie discovers that her mom has a little extra something under her mistle-toe. The holidays would be nothing without tradition, so the doctors will also spend their time decorating the office, gathering with their family, and giving back to local shelters and hospitals. Whether they are trimming the tree or someone’s feet, the doctors are ready for an eventful holiday season.

Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #MyFeetAreKillingMe and ‘Like’ TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok. MY FEET ARE KILLING ME is produced by Renegade 83 an Entertainment One Company, for TLC.

TLC is hosting a Watch-and-Win Sweepstakes on TLCme.com where viewers can enter a code featured during the Season’s Squeezings and Under the Mistletoes holiday specials for a chance to win $1000 cash.

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. TLC is the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network across key female demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 84 million homes in the US and 279 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.



TLC Launches “90 Day Fiance: The Podcast”





TLC Launches “90 Day Fiance: The Podcast,” The Official Podcast for Exclusive Dish and Behind-the-Scenes Content from Cable’s #1 Series for Women
The podcast is set to launch on Tuesday, December 1, just in time for the December 6 premiere of Season 8.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC LAUNCHES “90 DAY FIANCÉ: THE PODCAST,” THE OFFICIAL PODCAST FOR EXCLUSIVE DISH AND BEHIND-THE-SCENES CONTENT FROM CABLE’S #1 SERIES FOR WOMEN

Plunge into All Things ’90 Day Fiancé’ with TLC Insiders, Premiering Tuesday, December 1

(Los Angeles, CA) – TLC is giving fans of the juggernaut 90 Day Fiancé franchise even more to love with the launch of 90 DAY FIANCÉ: THE PODCAST. Each episode will reveal exclusive content and must-hear interviews from the cast, along with special guests dishing on everyone’s favorite show. The podcast is set to launch on Tuesday, December 1, just in time for the December 6 premiere of 90 DAY FIANCÉ Season 8.

Every Tuesday, TLC “insider” hosts Mike and Alexa will break down the latest episodes and dive deep into the drama, from the wildest to the most unbelievable moments across the franchises. Fans can listen to catch ups with past and current cast members, and hear discussions around the pitfalls of long-distance love, language barriers, and cross-cultural relationships. Brought to you by TLC, 90 DAY FIANCÉ: THE PODCAST will include special series announcements and insiders’ perspectives to satisfy 90 Day fans’ thirst for details.

“We have continued to feed the 90 Day superfan appetite with franchise expanders, yet there was one platform left untapped, until now,” said Cameron Curtis, Vice President, Multi-Platform Strategy & Digital Media, TLC. “We’re excited to bring viewers even further under the 90 Day tent, up-close and personal with our 90 Day couples as they share their international love stories in this intimate, unvarnished way,” said Curtis.

Subscribe to 90 DAY FIANCÉ: THE PODCAST on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcast and follow 90 Day Fiancé TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things 90 DAY FIANCÉ: THE PODCAST. Join the conversation using #90DayFiance.

*90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days is the #1 series on Cable among W25-54/18-49/18-34 in 2020-td.

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. TLC is the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network across key female demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 85 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.



TLC’s “Unexpected” Returns with an Unfiltered Look at Teenage Pregnancy





TLC’s “Unexpected” Returns with an Unfiltered Look at Teenage Pregnancy on Sunday, December 20 at 10PM ET/PT
The new episodes explore the life-altering journeys that teens and their families embark upon as they prepare for a baby, from the struggle to raise multiple generations under one roof to the inevitable tensions that arise when family members disagree on parenting decisions.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC’S “UNEXPECTED” RETURNS WITH AN UNFILTERED LOOK AT TEENAGE PREGNANCY ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20 AT 10PM ET/PT

— Digital Mid-Form Series BABY BUMPS to Premiere on TLC Go on Sunday, December 13 —

(Los Angeles, CA) – TLC’s UNEXPECTED returns with an eye-opening look at teenage pregnancy and parenthood on Sunday, December 20 at 10pm ET/PT. The new episodes explore the life-altering journeys that teens and their families embark upon as they prepare for a baby, from the struggle to raise multiple generations under one roof to the inevitable tensions that arise when family members disagree on parenting decisions. Viewers can meet the young expectant moms and their families before UNEXPECTED premieres in the digital mid-form series BABY BUMPS, which premieres on TLC Go on December 13.

Returning this season are Tyra (17) and Alex (18), who are balancing baby duties, college classes and a long-distance relationship, and season one mom Lily (19) who is pregnant with her second child, but her first with boyfriend Lawrence (19). Fans will also be introduced to three new couples: Jenna (16) & Aden (17), Myrka (15) & Ethan (16), and Reanna (15) & Taron (16).

In the season premiere, Myrka is trying to fix her relationship with her mother who kicked her out of the house upon learning about the pregnancy, forcing Myrka to move in with Ethan and his family. Reanna recently decided to move over an hour away from Taron following their breakup so she could live with her mom. The former couple is no longer on speaking terms, and Reanna’s mother is adamant that they need to restore civility for the sake of their child whose arrival is coming soon. Jenna’s pregnancy led her to drop out of her strict Catholic high school and enroll in an online school. She and Aden met in sixth grade and now await the birth of their baby, supported by Jenna’s dad, who finds it hard to say “no” to Jenna whenever she asks for something, including a car for her birthday. Tyra has recently enrolled in college, and if she graduates, she’ll be the first of five generations of teen moms in her family to do so. With the school located several hours away from Alex and their daughter, it’s causing a strain on their relationship. Later in the season, viewers will be reintroduced to Lily, who is pregnant with her second child, and meet her boyfriend Lawrence, who is hoping to take their relationship to the next level.

For the fourth consecutive season, TLC is partnering with Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, to help viewers use UNEXPECTED as a way to spark meaningful conversations about unplanned pregnancy. There have been historic declines in teen pregnancy and meaningful declines in unplanned pregnancy over the past two decades, according to Power to Decide. However, progress doesn’t mean victory: large disparities still exist for youth of color, and for those living in poverty and rural areas. In fact, nearly one in four girls will get pregnant by age 20, and children of teen moms are more likely to become teen parents themselves. Based on themes that come up in the show, Power to Decide is creating custom discussion-starters, information, and tips for young people and their parents, mentors and allies to jump-start open conversations and ensure that all young people have the power to decide if, when and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. These resources will help viewers get informed and think about how they might handle similar situations in their own lives. The resources will be available for viewers at www.PowerToDecide.org and will be shared by TLC.

UNEXPECTED will premiere immediately after brand-new episodes of 90 DAY FIANCÉ, which along with its spinoffs has helped TLC rank as the #1 Primetime Ad-Supported Cable Network with W25-54/18-49/18-34 in 2020 to date.

Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things UNEXPECTED. Join the conversation using #Unexpected and catch up on the UNEXPECTED on TLC.com or by downloading the TLC GO app.

UNEXPECTED is produced by Eastern TV for TLC.

ABOUT POWER TO DECIDE

Power to Decide is a private, non-partisan, non-profit organization that works to ensure all people – no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be – have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. Please visit us at www.PowerToDecide.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. TLC is the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network across key female demos

TLC is a global brand available in more than 85 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.



Seven Couples Hope for Long Lasting Love on a New Season of TLC’s “90 Day Fiance”





Seven Couples Hope for Long Lasting Love on a New Season of TLC’s “90 Day Fiance”
The eighth season of the original “90 Day” series that started it all premieres Sunday, December 6 at 8:00/7:00c on TLC.
[via press release from TLC]
SEVEN COUPLES HOPE FOR LONG LASTING LOVE ON A NEW SEASON OF TLC’S “90 DAY FIANCÉ”

New Season Premieres Sunday, December 6 at 8PM ET/PT

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – Four new and three returning couples from the 90 Day franchise are ready to put it all on the line for what they believe to be true love in a brand-new season of 90 DAY FIANCÉ. The eighth season of the original 90 Day series that started it all premieres Sunday, December 6 at 8PM ET/PT on TLC. These couples have overcome many obstacles to get approved for the K-1 Visa and bring their spouses-to-be stateside, but the hard part is far from over. They will each have 90 days from the moment their significant other lands on U.S. soil to say “I do,” or else the foreigners will have to head back to their home countries.

The couples followed this season include:

Brandon, 27 (Dinwiddie, VA) and Julia, 26 (Russia)

Brandon was first introduced to Julia when his friend saw her go-go dancing in a club and decided to video chat Brandon so the two could meet virtually. Despite their distance and very different lifestyles, Brandon working and living on his parents’ farm and Julia, a city girl working as a go-go dancer, the pair hit it off instantly, and Brandon was smitten. After only five months and one meeting in person, they met up for a second time in Iceland and Brandon proposed. Now they are getting ready for Julia to move to the U.S., but after all of the money he has spent on the relationship so far, the couple will need to live with his parents for a little while so that they can save up and eventually find a place of their own. Brandon’s parents are happy that he’s finally met someone but they hope that Julia will be okay with their conservative rules and be open to pitching in to help out on the farm.

Mike, 35 (Sequim, WA) and Natalie, 35 (Ukraine)

Last season we met Mike and Natalie after they were introduced by mutual friends. They fell in love, but we also watched them deal with everything from trust issues, major differences and uncertainty about their own feelings. Despite everything, their love for each other encouraged them to apply for the K-1 Visa and Mike went to the Ukraine while they waited for it to process. This time around things are moving quickly as Natalie finds out that she must move to the U.S. within 20 days of receiving her visa. With how they left things last time, Mike is taken aback that everything is moving so fast and wonders if they’ll be able to sort out all of their issues with only 90 days to commit to marriage.

Rebecca, 49 (Woodstock, GA) and Zied, 27 (Tunisia)

Last time we caught up with Rebecca and Zied in BEFORE THE 90 DAYS, they became engaged and were starting the K-1 Visa process. Now, Rebecca is anxiously awaiting the final step in the K-1 Visa process – Zied’s interview. If everything goes as planned, Zied will be on his way to the U.S. Rebecca has gotten a new job and is working overtime to support Zied financially when he arrives. Like last time, Zied’s conservative religious beliefs create conflict in their relationship, causing Rebecca to be suspicious that she is being scammed again. Rebecca’s daughter Tiffany and her boyfriend Micah worry that Rebecca is making the same mistake again and that this relationship, like her last marriage with a foreigner, will not work out.

Jovi, 29 (New Orleans, LA) and Yara, 25 (Ukraine)

While traveling solo around the world, Jovi decided to download a travel app to meet new people. When he matched with Yara, he wasn’t expecting anything more than a hook-up, but they instantly had a connection and continued to travel together. Six months into their relationship, Yara found out she was pregnant, Jovi proposed and they filed for the K-1 Visa. Sadly, Yara had a miscarriage, but the whole experience strengthened their feelings and commitment. Now Yara is getting ready to move stateside, but Jovi’s mother wonders if she’ll be able to fit in with his wild outdoor lifestyle and his friends wonder if he’s serious about giving up the bachelor life.

Stephanie, 52 (Grand Rapids, MI) and Ryan, 27 (Belize)

Stephanie has devoted so much of her life to her two spa businesses that she’s never been in a serious relationship. During a vacation in Belize, Stephanie met Ryan on the beach and the two sparked up a conversation. After so many years of living the single life, Stephanie feels that Ryan is the one and hopes to finally settle down with him. Stephanie spoils Ryan with gifts and supports him and his family with their rent, however, they bicker over his flirtatious tendencies but Ryan believes he’s not doing anything wrong while Stephanie becomes jealous. She has hopes that Ryan will mature when he arrives in the U.S. but her friends and family worry that he is only in it for the opportunities and support Stephanie provides him.

Andrew, 32 (Roseville, CA) and Amira, 28 (France)

Andrew created an online dating profile when he decided that he was ready to settle down and start a family. He heard from many women and almost overlooked Amira’s brief message but reached out to her. They both felt an instant connection and made plans to meet for a romantic week in Las Vegas, where Andrew proposed. Afterwards, they filed for the K-1 Visa and got approved, but find that they must go to great lengths getting Amira into the U.S. during Covid-19 before their visa expires.

Tarik, 46 (Virginia Beach, VA) and Hazel, 28 (Philippines)

When we last caught up Tarik and Hazel on BEFORE THE 90 DAYS, Tarik had traveled to meet Hazel in person and did everything he could to try and fit into her culture. We saw them get engaged with a romantic proposal and saw Tarik head back to the U.S. Now, Hazel is moving to begin her 90 days with plans to bring her eight-year-old son Harry to America as soon as she can. After revealing that she is bisexual, Hazel now plans to find an American girlfriend to add to she and Tarik’s relationship. However, we find out a bit about Tarik and Hazel’s past that complicates this idea.

90 DAY FIANCÉ will premiere following season two of the franchise expander THE OTHER WAY, which is currently averaging a 2.32 P25-54 rating, 3.27 W25-54 rating, and 3.8M P2+ viewers, up double-digits from its freshman season. Year to date, TLC ranks as the #1 Primetime Ad-Supported Cable Network with W25-54/18-49/18-34, the #1 cable network on Sunday nights with P/W25-54/18-49/18-34 and P2+ and the #1 Cable Network on Monday nights with W25-54/18-49/18-34. For October 2020, the network claimed the #1 spot in Primetime Ad-Supported Cable Networks with W25-54/18-49, excluding news and sports.

Follow 90 DAY FIANCE on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest updates. Join the conversation using #90DayFiance and catch up on 90 DAY FIANCÉ on TLC.com or by downloading the TLC GO app.

90 DAY FIANCÉ is produced by Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment for TLC.



Buddy Valastro Returns to Food Network and TLC This Holiday Season





Buddy Valastro Returns to Food Network and TLC This Holiday Season
TLC’s two-hour special following Buddy’s road to recovery premieres on Wednesday, December 23 at 9:00/8:00c.
[via press release from Food Network]
BUDDY VALASTRO RETURNS TO FOOD NETWORK AND TLC THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

The Cake Boss Competes Against Expert Craft Masters on Food Network’s Buddy vs. Christmas, Premiering on Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm ET/PT

Follow Buddy’s Journey to Heal His Hand After a Serious Accident at His Home on An All-New Two-Hour TLC Special Premiering on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – October 26, 2020 – Buddy Valastro embarks on an extraordinary new Christmas-themed competition on Food Network as he goes head-to-head with the greatest non-cake artists on Buddy vs. Christmas, premiering on Sunday, November 22nd at 10pm ET/PT. It’s bakers vs. makers as their skills are tested in each of the four episodes, as Buddy and his team of bakers goes up against an award-winning scenic designer, a glassblower, an animatronics expert, and a Lego builder. With only 24 hours to capture the spirit of the holidays with their creations, the one that rises to the top with their elaborate design will be crowned winner. From life-size gingerbread houses and snow globes, to incredible toys including drivable sleigh cakes and action figures, and to Santa’s workshop complete with talking reindeer, each creation brings holiday enchantment to life!

“As the Cake Boss, Buddy has mastered the creation of gigantic, life-sized, and incredibly realistic cakes. Now, viewers will be captivated as he takes on his most difficult challenge yet by competing against master builders and expert crafters – it’s cake creations vs. real build designs on Buddy vs. Christmas,” said Courtney White, President, Food Network. “Audiences will be stunned by the remarkable Christmas designs in each episode, with all their spectacular details and special effects, making each one more impressive than the last.”

The cake designs on Buddy vs. Christmas were some of the last cake’s Buddy constructed, as the series was filmed prior to a recent accident at his home, where his right hand was impaled, and he was rushed into emergency surgery. TLC’s two-hour special following Buddy’s road to recovery premiering on Wednesday, December 23rd at 9pm ET/PT, follows the dramatic events as they transpired in real time with footage captured immediately after the incident. It’s a long, emotional journey, from Buddy’s multiple surgeries, to his family anxiously waiting at the hospital, to grueling physical therapy, and to his first days back at the job. As business deadlines loom, commitments for over-the-top cakes stack up, and the holiday season around the corner, the stakes couldn’t be higher. But above all, Buddy faces the ultimate question: Can you still be the Cake Boss if you can’t make cakes?

“Buddy is like family to all of us at TLC, so we are thrilled and relieved for him that he is on the road to recovery following his accident,” said Howard Lee, President and General Manager, TLC. “Knowing Buddy’s determination and spirit, it’s no surprise that he would give it his all in the hopes of returning back to normal. We are proud to document his journey as part of this special.”

For more on Buddy vs. Christmas fans can head to FoodNetwork.com/BuddyvsChristmas each week to watch behind-the-scenes games with Buddy and to get seasonal recipe inspiration just in time for the holidays. Plus, follow #BuddyvsChristmas for tips from Buddy on how to rescue your baking fails and learn his top tips for sweet success. And for more on the TLC special visit TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube.

Both programs were produced by Cakehouse Media.

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ABOUT FOOD NETWORK

Food Network (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to nearly 100 million U.S. households and draws over 46 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown 13 times and is the No. 2 best-selling monthly magazine on the newsstand, with 13.5 million readers. Food Network is owned by Discovery, Inc., a global leader in real life entertainment spanning 220 countries and territories; the portfolio also includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, TLC, Investigation Discovery, and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. TLC is the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network across key female demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 84 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.



TLC’S “90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER?” SEASON FIVE “TELL ALL” EPISODES PREMIERE





TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After?” Season Five “Tell All” Episodes Premiere After Record Season Ratings
Other upcoming premieres include “HEA Strikes Back!” on Monday, October 5 and “The Family Chantel” on Monday, October 12.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC’S “90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER?” SEASON FIVE “TELL ALL” EPISODES PREMIERE AFTER RECORD SEASON RATINGS
(Los Angeles, CA) – The HAPPILY EVER AFTER? season that has shown celebrations, reconciliations, tragedies and heartbreaks is coming to a head with a three-part “Tell All” finale. Hosted by Shaun Robinson, the all-virtual couples reunion will span a total of five hours across three nights, the longest-ever batch of “Tell All” episodes in franchise history.

“I am so excited about this upcoming Tell All” says host Shaun Robinson. “We’ve brought the couples together virtually, and they are holding nothing back. You won’t believe the surprises we have in store for you!”

TLC continues to be the #1 cable network on Sunday and Monday nights among W25-54/18-49/18-34. HAPPILY EVER AFTER? season five has averaged a 3.4 W25-54 rating and 4.1M P2+ viewers since premiere, with last week’s episode reaching a season high of 2.83 P25-54 rating and 4.7M P2+ viewers.

The HAPPILY EVER AFTER? season five “Tell All” premieres include:

Two-hour part one airing Sunday, September 27 at 8PM ET/PT

Two-hour part two airing Sunday, October 4 at 8PM ET/PT

One-hour part three airing Monday, October 5 at 8PM ET/PT

Other upcoming 90 DAY FIANCÉ franchise premieres include:

DARCEY & STACEY season one episodes air Sundays at 10PM ET/PT

HAPPILY EVER AFTER? PILLOW TALK episodes air Sundays at 11PM ET/PT

B90 STRIKES BACK! season one finale airs Monday, September 28 at 8PM ET/PT

HEA STRIKES BACK! series premieres Monday, October 5 at 9PM ET/PT

THE OTHER WAY season two episodes return Sunday, October 11 at 8PM ET/PT

THE OTHER WAY PILLOW TALK episodes return Sunday, October 11 at 11PM ET/PT

THE FAMILY CHANTEL season two premieres Monday, October 12 at 10PM ET/PT

THE FAMILY CHANTEL PILLOW TALK episodes premiere Monday, October 12 at 11PM ET/PT

Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things 90 DAY FIANCÉ. Join the conversation using #90DayFiance and catch up on the 90 DAY FIANCÉ franchise on TLC.com or by downloading the TLC GO app.

90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER? is produced by Sharp Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, for TLC.

Source: Nielsen, Prime = 8-11pm. Data based on Program Based Daypart (000s). L+3, Cov Rtg/(000s). Cable ranks based on Year-to-date delivery (12/30/19-09/16/20). Out Of Home (OOH) competitive comparisons include a mix of networks that have and have not opted-in to OOH measurement.



TLC’s Newest Series “I Love a Mama’s Boy” Follows a Different Kind of Love Triangle





TLC’s Newest Series “I Love a Mama’s Boy” Follows a Different Kind of Love Triangle Between Girlfriend, Boyfriend and His Mother
The series premieres Sunday, October 25 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC’S NEWEST SERIES “I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY” FOLLOWS A DIFFERENT KIND OF LOVE TRIANGLE BETWEEN GIRLFRIEND, BOYFRIEND AND HIS MOTHER

Series Debuts Sunday, October 25 at 10PM ET/PT

Exclusive Content Available On TLC GO With ‘Mommy In The Middle’ Reactions From All The Trios

(Los Angeles, CA) – What happens when a woman falls in love with a guy and wants to marry him… but he has a FAR more important woman in his life? It’s his MOM! In this unbelievable new TLC series, the only thing standing between a couple’s true love is a very different kind of “other woman.” These guys are spoiled, coddled and spoon-fed – in some cases quite literally – by their overbearing mothers, sending their relationships into serious romantic crisis. Follow four young women as they compete for the affection of their significant others with some VERY significant mothers! I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY premieres Sunday, October 25 at 10PM ET/PT.

“At TLC, we are always spicing up our relationship series to surprise and delight our fans and I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY is no exception,” said Howard Lee, President and General Manager of TLC. “From outrageous family dynamics and culture clashes to jaw-dropping mother-son rituals, we know viewers will go crazy for this fresh new love and relationship series.”

So, what really happens when you find yourself in a love triangle with your boyfriend’s mother? Throughout the series, awkward moments ranging from cringeworthy to catastrophic erupt as these young women vie to become the leading lady in their man’s life and hope that these mama’s boys will finally cut the cord.

Meet the love triangles:

Stephanie (25), Mike (25), and Mom Liz (49)

Stephanie has been dating Mike for a while and they recently moved in together, which has taken their relationship to the next level. Stephanie is very excited for what this means for them as a couple, but the only catch is that Mike is a full-on mama’s boy. She’s hoping to get engaged soon but refuses to cater to his every need the same way his mom always has. Stephanie struggles with how to win over her boyfriend’s overprotective mother and feels that her approval is the only way she will be able to have a future (and a ring) with the man she loves.

Emily (24), Shekeb (30), and Mom Laila (61)

Emily and Shekeb immediately clicked the first time they met two years ago. Since their initial interaction however, there have been many conflicts between Emily and Shekeb’s mom, Laila. There are vast religious and cultural differences between the two that Laila cannot seem to get over. On top of this, Emily wants Shekeb to move out of his parent’s house so they can start their life together, but he doesn’t want to rush leaving his mother or upset her. Will Shekeb’s extreme devotion to his mom along with their cultural differences be too much for Emily to handle?

Justina (26), Jason (28), and Mom Annette (49)

Justina is planning her long overdue wedding to Jason, but his overbearing mother Annette is determined to have the wedding of her dreams. Torn between his fiancé and his mommy, Jason struggles to diffuse the tension between Justina and Annette. Will Justina end up with the wedding of her dreams, or will she be bulldozed into accepting her future mother-in-law’s vision instead?

Kim (25), Matt (28), and Mom Kelly (56)

Kim finds herself living with her boyfriend Matt in his mother Kelly’s house, to the detriment of their sex life. This pair is ready for the next step and plan on building a home together, but there’s a catch! The couple’s new home is right behind Matt’s parents’ home, meaning, Kim will have to share Matt with his mom until the end of time. Will this smothering impact Kim and Matt’s relationship?

In the TLC GO series, MOMMY IN THE MIDDLE, the mothers and sons of mama’s boys react to the outrageous and often antagonistic moments that happened between them and their significant others. Find out just how explosive some of these moments became with an inside look at their, often complicated relationships.

Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY. Join the conversation using #ILOVEAMAMASBOY and catch up on the series on TLC.com or by downloading the TLC GO app.

I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY is produced by Magilla Entertainment for TLC.

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. TLC is the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network across key female demos

TLC is a global brand available in more than 85 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.



Family Tensions Rise in Sophomore Season of “Welcome to Plathville” on TLC





Family Tensions Rise in Sophomore Season of “Welcome to Plathville” on TLC
The second season premieres Tuesday, November 10 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from TLC]
FAMILY TENSIONS RISE IN SOPHOMORE SEASON OF “WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE” ON TLC

With Separate Households and Dueling Perspectives, the Plath Family Looks a Lot Different in Season Two Debuting Tuesday, November 10 at 10pm ET/PT

(Los Angeles, CA) Kim and Barry Plath chose to raise their nine children on a 55-acre farm to shield them from the chaos of the modern world and instill their traditional values and beliefs. However, their little slice of heaven looks very different today. The new season of WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE finds several of the children pushing the boundaries and questioning their family lifestyle. The second season premieres Tuesday, November 10 at 10PM ET/PT.

The Plath family has splintered into three separate households: Barry, Kim and their younger kids; Ethan and wife Olivia; and now, Micah and Moriah, teens who also have left the nest. This season the Plath children both young and old continue to test the limits and relish in new experiences beyond the fields of the family farm. From adventure seeking to exploring new love interests, and even tattoos, this season promises highs and lows, but will their family bond hold strong and help them through their journeys of self-discovery or will it push them further apart

MICAH & MORIAH: Micah and Moriah have rented their own house, just blocks away from Ethan and Olivia, and their parents. They love what their newfound freedom is allowing them to experience! Micah is embracing the “outside world;” he is dating, traded in his cows to buy a new car and pursuing his modeling career, which includes a steamy photo shoot. Moriah is working two jobs as a fitness instructor and a mechanic, which provides her the money to support a budding music career as she also starts dating and meets her first boyfriend. But things take an interesting turn when he wants to meet her parents!

ETHAN & OLIVIA: After marrying and hoping to move away from the rigidity of their restrictive families, Ethan Plath and wife Olivia found that the family restrictions didn’t end when they said, “I Do.” No longer trusted to see the younger kids unsupervised, the family drama had put a lot of strain on their relationship, pushing them to talk of divorce. So, Ethan cut off all contact with Kim and Barry to focus on saving their marriage. They continue to try and escape their past with new adventures such as heading west to California, getting in touch with their spiritual side at the desert and rebellious acts like getting tattoos. Despite the family struggles, Ethan and Olivia have an appetite for fun and they’re determined to live their lives to the fullest and make their marriage work!

BARRY, KIM & FAMILY: The Plath family have moved off the farm and into their dream house and continue their pursuit of their idyllic lifestyle. They now live literally blocks away from Ethan and Olivia who have made it clear they want their own space. As Micah and Moriah challenge Kim and Barry to relax their rules for the younger kids Barry and Kim stay resolute in their beliefs. They continue to follow their own rules and conservative lifestyle; protecting their younger kids from any outside, disruptive influence. The kids are still not allowed to use phones, access the internet and sugar is still taboo!

In the TLC GO original series, members of the Plath family discuss how their personal experiences and journey have shaped the values, beliefs, and aspirations they have today.

Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE. Join the conversation using #WelcomeToPlathville and catch up on the WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE on TLC.com or by downloading the TLC GO app.

WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE is produced for TLC by A. Smith & Co. Productions.



TLC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Returning Fan-Favorite Series





TLC Sets Fall Premiere Dates for Returning Fan-Favorite Series Following Record-Breaking Summer
“Little People, Big World,” “Sweet Home Sextuplets” and “My Big Fat Fabulous Life” are all due back for new episodes.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC SETS FALL PREMIERE DATES FOR RETURNING FAN-FAVORITE SERIES FOLLOWING RECORD-BREAKING SUMMER

(New York, NY) – Hot off a record-setting summer, TLC, the #1 cable network for women, is serving fans more of what they want this fall – new episodes of their favorite series. Whether it’s catching up with old friends like the Roloffs on LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD, gushing over the cutest babies on SWEET HOME SEXTUPLETS or checking in on Whitney’s journey on MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, there’s something for everyone this fall on the #1 cable network with W25-54/18-49/18-34 and P18-49 in 2020 to-date.

Premiere dates and series descriptions below:

LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD – Premieres Tuesday, September 29 at 9pm ET/PT

It’s the end of an era on LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD as Amy prepares to say goodbye to the farm for good. But while she’s officially moving off the farm, she still co-owns part of it with Matt, who is eager to get everything settled between them in terms of ownership. Meanwhile, Zach and Tori are experiencing the joys and challenges of parenthood with baby Lilah and Jackson, making sure both children are getting the care and attention they need. The new episodes also offer a glimpse into how the Roloff’s world is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, from a quarantine birthday party to the stress of moving in the middle of a pandemic. Join the conversation on social media by using #LPBW, catch up on past episodes here, and stay up to speed on the latest by following TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. Don’t miss the digital series Little People, Big World: Inside the Episode for exclusive insight into everything you didn’t see with your favorite Roloffs. LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD is produced for TLC by Discovery Studios Production in association with Gay Rosenthal Productions.

SWEET HOME SEXTUPLETS – Premieres Tuesday, September 29 at 10pm ET/PT

With their house undergoing renovations, the Waldrops have downsized to a mobile home, and while they all technically fit, it gets extra tight when the sextuplets outgrow their cribs. Outside of the chaos in the mobile home, their Alabama town is hit hard with one crisis after another. When storms tear through the south, the Waldrops realize that a mobile home is the last place you want to be during a tornado. And when the coronavirus reaches the United States, Courtney and Eric are faced with the reality that they’ll be quarantining in a mobile home that barely fits all eleven of them. Join the conversation on social media by using #SweetHomeSextuplets, catch up on past episodes here, and stay up to speed on the latest by following TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. SWEET HOME SEXTUPLETS is produced for TLC by Discovery Studios.

MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE – Premieres Tuesday, November 10 at 9pm ET/PT

Wedding bells were set to be ringing on this season of MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, but just four months after a romantic proposal in Paris, a newly engaged Whitney and Chase hit some serious bumps in the road. Though Chase promised to move to Charlotte, the couple is still doing long distance. Before they can reach an agreement on where to start their life together, COVID-19 hits and keep them quarantined separately. When North Carolina finally begins to reopen, Whitney is dealt another crushing blow when she learns that Chase is going to be a father… but not with her. Whitney thought she had her life planned out, but this unexpected turn leaves her shocked, sad and angry. After celebrating her 36th birthday in isolation, Buddy once again comes to her rescue and moves in with her. Left with a broken heart, Whitney wonders if weight loss surgery would be an easier path to finding love. And though her online workout business with Ryan is booming, will they be able to carry on their partnership knowing Ryan is still in close contact with Chase? We follow Whitney as she fights to get her groove back, leaning on friends, family and her own resilient determination. Join the conversation on social media by using #MyBigFatFabLife, catch up on past episodes here, and stay up to speed on the latest by following TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok. MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE is produced for TLC by Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate Company.

Year to date, TLC ranks as the #1 Primetime Ad-Supported Cable Network with W25-54/18-49/18-34 and P18-49. For July 2020, the network claimed the #1 spot in Primetime Ad-Supported Cable Networks with P/W25-54/18-49/18-34 as well as its best July performance in network history.

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations and life’s milestone moments. TLC is the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network across key female demos

TLC is a global brand available in more than 84 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.