Fall Back Into Autumn with TLC’s Slate of Returning Series





Fall Back Into Autumn with TLC’s Slate of Returning Series
With this upcoming fall slate, TLC promises to deliver more fan-favorite personalities to entertain and charm.
[via press release from TLC]
FALL BACK INTO AUTUMN WITH TLC’S SLATE OF RETURNING SERIES

— Familiar Faces Include SISTER WIVES, I AM JAZZ, 1000-LB SISTERS, THE FAMILY CHANTEL, 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS and MY 600-LB LIFE —

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – Coming off a hot summer and a sizzling year to date, TLC is the #1 ad-supported cable network for women in prime. Known for its signature relationship storytelling, extraordinary families and medical transformations, TLC currently holds this year’s #1 non-sports/news cable program in prime among W25-54, 90 DAY FIANCÉ, along with two others in the top 10, SISTER WIVES and 90 DAY FIANCÉ: HAPPILY EVER AFTER. Additionally, TLC’s buzzy new series EXTREME SISTERS and YOU, ME & MY EX are two of the top five rated cable freshman unscripted series this year among W25-54. With this upcoming fall slate, TLC promises to deliver more fan-favorite personalities to entertain and charm.

In the new episodes of SISTER WIVES, the Brown family continues to struggle with its move, and the pandemic strains relationships more than ever. Jazz Jennings is back and prioritizing her mental health when I AM JAZZ premieres. 1,000-LB SISTERS returns with Tammy entering food addiction rehab and Amy balancing her own weight with the demands of motherhood. Viewers can cozy up with THE FAMILY CHANTEL as Pedro, Chantel and their families balance new relationships, new looks and new drama. 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS brings major life changes for every member of the Johnston family, from career changes to new homes to milestone birthdays. Viewers can follow along with even more emotional weight-loss journeys with new episodes of MY 600-LB LIFE.

More information about the series below:

SISTER WIVES – Premieres on Sunday, November 21 at 10pm ET/PT

Kody talks to each of his wives about Christine’s desire to move to Utah and gets a resounding no from each of them. When he tries to talk Christine out of it, she can’t even have a conversation with him and walks out in tears. A difference of opinions about COVID protocols creates tension between Janelle’s family and Kody and Robyn. Despite the fact that Meri has no romantic relationship with Kody, she seems to be doing better and managing the drama within the family well. As the family prepares to start building on their property, they are splitting apart at the seams over the upcoming holidays. Both Janelle and Christine’s families refuse to follow Kody’s COVID rules. Is the family not getting back together, even for the holidays? With tensions boiling over, more than one wife is questioning the future. Join the conversation on social media by using #SisterWives. SISTER WIVES is produced by Puddle Monkey Productions in association with Figure 8 Films for TLC.

I AM JAZZ – Premieres on Tuesday, November 30 at 10pm ET/PT

In 2018 Jazz Jennings underwent groundbreaking affirmation surgery to align her body with her mind. Although she experienced complications, Jazz emerged stronger and happier than ever. Upon graduating as Valedictorian of her high school, Jazz was accepted to Harvard University. Prior to her first semester, she experienced a mental health condition,, so she took a gap year, allowing her to focus and get back on track to feel more like herself. While Jazz is excited to get to Harvard, she is worried she will be taking on a lot in addition to dealing with her significant weight gain over the course of the pandemic. With her eye on the Harvard prize, Jazz embarks on a weight loss program and throws herself into an internship with a plastic surgeon. This season also highlights the strength of the Jennings family and their bond. Jazz’s older brother Sander has found his passion in being a vocal ally for the LGBTQ+ community and considers dating a beautiful trans woman who has caught his eye. Meanwhile, Griffen enters his second year of Law School and Ari is off to Arkansas for her PH.D. And finally, as many parents can relate to, Jeanette and Greg will find themselves at home as empty nesters! Join the conversation on social media by using #IAmJazz. I AM JAZZ is produced by This Is Just a Test for TLC.

1000-LB SISTERS – Premieres on Monday, November 15 at 10pm ET/PT

With her weight spiraling, Tammy makes the game-changing decision to check herself into rehab for food addiction, but her stay there may be short-lived as she considers the best way to reach her goals. She also appears to be talking to a new love interest, which is cause for concern for her family, as relationships have hindered Tammy’s progress in the past. Amy is dealing with her own stress, and while her dreams came true when she became a mom to son Gage, balancing the demands of motherhood with her own weight-loss goals may prove to be impossible. Meanwhile, the sisters’ brother Chris had reached the goal Dr. Smith set for him to be eligible for bariatric surgery but after a setback following a procedure to remove a boil from his leg, he fears he has blown his chances for life-saving surgery. Facing another check-up with their doctor, Tammy and Chris must both face the music and see whether their progress qualifies them for weight-loss surgery. Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #1000lbSisters. 1,000-LB SISTERS is produced by Crazy Legs Productions for TLC.

THE FAMILY CHANTEL – Premieres on Monday, October 11 at 8pm ET/PT

Last season’s disastrous trip to the Philippines has pushed Chantel’s older brother Royal and his wife away from the family, while all the rest of Thomas and Karen’s children have major life developments of their own. Chantel’s youngest brother River reveals to the family that he has his first-ever serious girlfriend, and against the family’s wishes, Winter is back with her boyfriend Jah and thinking about marriage. Meanwhile, on Pedro’s side of the family, he prepares for a visit to the Dominican Republic and decides it is time to find out the truth about his father. Chantel, Winter and Karen determine to join him and support, or potentially complicate, his journey for the truth. Over on the island, Pedro’s sister Nicole decides to update her look in a couple major ways, and her long-distance beau Alejandro is firmly against it, creating a major rift between them that is made worse when Nicole discovers a secret Alejandro has kept from her. For these two fiery extended families, there continues to be a wealth of drama and emotion, and never a dull moment. Join the conversation using #TheFamilyChantel. THE FAMILY CHANTEL is produced by Industrial Media’s Sharp Entertainment for TLC.

7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS – Premieres on Tuesday, November 16 at 9pm ET/PT

Trent and Amber continue to work on pushing their older children out of the nest. With Liz successfully moved out, Anna is eager to follow suit, but everyone wonders when Jonah will finally fly the coop. Even with some of the kids out of the house, the family still finds ways to spend time together. Since COVID led to the cancellation of the annual Little People conference, the Johnstons gather a group of little people for a vacation in Florida. The whole family attends, including Liz’s boyfriend, Brice, who fits right in, even though he is average size. Having recently celebrated their two-year anniversary, the family is curious if Brice will soon become an official member of the Johnston family. Back home, the family celebrates Alex and Emma’s 16th birthday with a backyard luau. As the kids are getting older, life seems to be getting less chaotic for Trent and Amber, which is their cue to liven things up. Both parents switch things up in their professional lives, and they also consider adding a new member to the Johnston home – although it’s not what viewers might expect! Join the conversation using #7LittleJohnstons. 7 LITTLE JOHNSTONS is produced by Figure 8 Films for TLC.

MY 600-LB LIFE – Premieres on Wednesday, November 10 at 8pm ET/PT

MY 600-LB LIFE follows the journeys of morbidly obese people as they fight to save their own lives by making the courageous decision to undergo high-risk gastric bypass surgery. Chronicling lifelong hardships with addiction and the inevitable impact their condition has on their closest relationships, each episode gives an inside look at the extreme emotional and physical journeys each person must undergo to qualify for life-saving surgery with Dr. Nowzaradan. Join the conversation using #My600lbLife. MY 600-LB LIFE is produced by Megalomedia for TLC.

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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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women demos.

TLC is a global brand available in 77 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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.

For more information on TLC shows, visit press.discovery.com/tlc/us; for more on discovery+ shows, visit press.discoveryplus.com.



TLC Introduces “Dr. Mercy” to Its All-Star Roster of Medical Transformation Shows





TLC Introduces “Dr. Mercy” to Its All-Star Roster of Medical Transformation Shows
The all new series begins Wednesday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC and will stream concurrently on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC INTRODUCES “DR. MERCY” TO ITS ALL-STAR ROSTER OF MEDICAL TRANSFORMATION SHOWS

– New Series ‘DR. MERCY’ Begins Wednesday, September 22 at 9PM ET/PT on TLC –

(Los Angeles, CA) – When their skin betrays them, they’ll need some mercy, and patients call her, Dr. Mercy. Chicago-based dermatologist, Dr. Mercy Odueyungbo tackles some of the most extraordinary, unique and bizarre skin cases. From giant cysts and lipomas to a woman whose polycystic ovary syndrome has caused her to grow a full beard to another patient with extreme port wine birthmarks on her face, Dr. Mercy is ready and willing to help all patients that walk through her door, no matter their skin condition. The all new series, DR. MERCY begins Wednesday, September 22nd at 9PM ET/PT on TLC and will stream concurrently on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service.

Viewers will get a personal look inside Dr. Mercy’s practice to see how passionate she is about her patients and how dedicated she is to making sure each patient looks and feels beautiful, inside and out. Dr. Mercy will shine a light on extreme skin conditions and cases including a rhinophyma that has caused a nose to grow three times its regular size and one unique condition that has left one patient covered in increasingly more lumps after each of her pregnancies.

“TLC is home to some of the best medical professionals in the world and we are always looking to add fresh, new faces to our outstanding roster of doctors,” said Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals. “Dr Mercy’s personable and compassionate approach stood out and we can’t wait for everyone to meet her.”

Dr. Mercy is a board-certified dermatologist and fellowship trained Mohs surgeon who comes from a medical household. Growing up in Nigeria, both of her parents were nurses and her father was the first person to teach her how to suture. Her family moved to Chicago when she was just 10 years old. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Iowa in Microbiology and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She continued her post-graduate studies at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago before completing her dermatology residency at Mount Sinai-St.Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. Dr. Mercy is now the medical director of Lilly Dermatology and aims to provide the best care in the field of dermatology and surgery by making dermatology more accessible to her patients.

Join the conversation using #DrMercy. Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things DR. MERCY.

DR. MERCY is co-produced by 2 Point 0 Productions and Eastern 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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women demos.

TLC is a global brand available in 77 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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.



“Long Island Medium: In Memory of 9/11” Set to Premiere September 9 on TLC





“Long Island Medium: In Memory of 9/11” Set to Premiere September 9 on TLC
In the new special, Theresa Caputo visits the sites of the horrific attacks and meets with families of the departed to deliver messages of healing and heroism from the spirits of their loved ones.
[via press release from TLC]
“LONG ISLAND MEDIUM: IN MEMORY OF 9/11” SET TO PREMIERE SEPTEMBER 9 ON TLC

Los Angeles, Calif. – August XX, 2021 – In the 20 years that have passed since the world changed forever on September 11, 2001, the friends and families of the nearly 3,000 victims have sought understanding and closure. In the new special LONG ISLAND MEDIUM: IN MEMORY OF 9/11, Theresa Caputo visits the sites of the horrific attacks and meets with families of the departed to deliver messages of healing and heroism from the spirits of their loved ones. The special premieres on September 9 at 10:00pm ET/PT and will stream concurrently on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real life subscription streaming service.

In LONG ISLAND MEDIUM: IN MEMORY OF 9/11, Theresa will use her gift to bring peace to those most personally impacted by the attacks by meeting with them in the shadow of the World Trade Center, steps from the Pentagon, and at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. Some of the people for whom Theresa will give readings to include:

· The daughter of a flight attendant who let the world know there were terrorists aboard her flight

· The sister of the captain of NYC’s Ladder 3, who also lost a second brother to 9/11-related illness years later

· The daughter of the “Dust Lady” who was the subject of a much-circulated photo from the day of the attacks

· A woman who lost her dad because he was chaperoning a student on the flight that crashed into the Pentagon

· Two daughters of a woman killed while working for the military inside of the Pentagon

· The families of some of the passengers who were lost in Flight 93

Follow discovery+ on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and YouTube for the latest on all things LONG ISLAND MEDIUM. Join the conversation using #longislandmedium and catch up on LONG ISLAND MEDIUM on the discovery+ streaming service, available now.

LONG ISLAND MEDIUM: IN MEMORY OF 9/11 is produced by Magilla Entertainment.

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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women demos.

TLC is a global brand available in 77 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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 Fiance: The Other Way” Returns! Meet the Couples Featured in an All-New Season





TLC’s “90 Day Fiance: The Other Way” Returns! Meet the Couples Featured in an All-New Season
A new season of the hit series returns to wrap up the summer with a blast of romance and drama.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC’S “90 DAY FIANCÉ: THE OTHER WAY” RETURNS! MEET THE COUPLES FEATURED IN AN ALL-NEW SEASON

(Los Angeles, CA) – A new season of the hit series 90 DAY FIANCÉ’: THE OTHER WAY returns to wrap up the summer with a blast of romance and drama. Meet the two new couples taking the plunge for love, and catch up with four returning pairs fighting to make things work abroad:

Steven, 25 (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Alina, 20 (Russia) – New Couple

Steven, a devout Mormon from Utah, is giving up his life in America to be with Alina, a beautiful Russian woman he met a year ago on a language app. When the Russian border closes because of the coronavirus pandemic, Steven and Alina come up with a backup plan to meet up and marry in Turkey instead. Once there, secrets of Steven’s past and Alina’s suspicions of infidelity begin to threaten their future together, and Alina questions if she truly knows the man she’s about to marry.

Ellie, 45 (Seattle, Wa.) and Victor, 38 (Colombia) – New Couple

After falling for Victor while on a trip to South America, the lovestruck couple continued their long-distance relationship for two years. Victor lives on a small Colombian island called Providencia, and Ellie has decided it’s time to leave her successful restaurant business and city life in the U.S. for small-town, island living on their little slice of paradise. As she prepares to move, the couple’s issues with trust, cheating and financial concerns are dwarfed when category five hurricane Iota passes over the island of Providencia, leaving behind unimaginable destruction. Ellie loses communication with Victor the night before the storm, and after days of silence, she travels to the island, distraught and desperate to locate him.

Kenneth, 58 (St. Petersburg, Fla.) and Armando, 32 (Mexico) – Returning Couple from Season Two

Now that Kenny has moved to Mexico and proposed to Armando, they are ready to dive into planning their beautiful wedding. Armando wants to spare no expense, but Kenny is nervous about how much this wedding is going to cost. One thing they agree on, however, is their concern over whether Armando’s family will support them as a gay couple and attend their wedding. First, Armando must open up to his father about his engagement to Kenny. Meanwhile, Kenny and Armando begin to plan long-term. As Kenny grapples with the guilt of missing his children in Florida, Armando brings up the topic of giving Hannah a younger sibling. This opens up a complicated debate over whether they both agree on expanding their family, when and how, via adoption or surrogacy.

Jenny, 63 (Palm Springs, Ca.) and Sumit, 33 (India) – Returning Couple from Season Two

After moving to India and back several times in the wake of extreme relationship challenges, Jenny is now a year into living in India and is losing hope over whether she will ever get to marry Sumit. Her visa has been extended due to the pandemic, but knowing that can’t last forever leads the couple to consider how else Jenny might be able to stay in the country. Ultimately, however, Sumit continues to push for his parents’ approval to marry, and a surprising solution is presented: Sumit’s mother offers to move in with them in order to train Jenny to become more of a traditional Indian daughter-in-law.

Ariela, 29 (Princeton, N.J.) and Biniyam, 31 (Ethiopia) – Returning Couple from Season Two

Eight months after the birth of their son, Avi, Ari and Bini are still living together in Ethiopia. Their baby bliss is quickly interrupted when Ari shares the news that Leandro, her ex-husband of ten years, has decided to come visit. With their relationship already on shaky ground, Biniyam is convinced that Leandro is only visiting to try and win Ariela back. Then, during a routine pediatrician appointment, Ari and Bini learn that Avi needs hernia surgery. Ari decides that taking Avi to the U.S. to receive medical care is the best option, despite Bini begging her not to go for fear of her never returning, just as his first wife did with their young child. As their disagreements get more and more heated, Ari gives Bini a final ultimatum to save their relationship.

Corey, 34 (Mill A, Wa.) and Evelin, 28 (Ecuador) – Returning Couple from Season One

With the coronavirus lockdown in Ecuador lifted, Corey and Evelin can finally start planning their wedding. However, things between the couple are extremely rocky after Corey admitted that he almost hooked up with another woman in Peru while he and Evelin were on a break. The truth about this other woman is much more involved than Corey lets on, but he’s not the only one keeping secrets. As Evelin’s family urges her to reconsider marrying Corey, she drops a huge bombshell.

Follow 90 DAY FIANCÉ on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on THE OTHER WAY. Join the conversation using #90DayFiance and catch up on THE OTHER WAY on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service.

90 DAY FIANCÉ’: THE OTHER WAY is produced by Sharp Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, 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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women 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 on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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.

For more information on TLC shows, visit press.discovery.com/tlc/us; for more on discovery+ shows, visit press.discoveryplus.com.



“I Love a Mama’s Boy” Returns for Its Sophomore Season





“I Love a Mama’s Boy” Returns for Its Sophomore Season with More Jaw-Dropping Love Triangles Than Ever Before
The series returns to TLC on Sunday, August 29 at 10:00/9:00c.
[via press release from TLC]
“I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY” RETURNS FOR ITS SOPHOMORE SEASON WITH MORE JAW-DROPPING LOVE TRIANGLES THAN EVER BEFORE

Returning for its sophomore season, I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY features two new mama’s boys and picks up with three returning trios. The romantic entanglements continue with even more overbearing mothers as these significant others continue to fight for love, attention and alone time with the men they love. From a mother joining their son’s honeymoon to sneaking around on mother/son date nights, who will take the leading role in their man’s life…their mother or their mate? I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY returns to TLC on Sunday, August 29th at 10PM ET/PT.

Meet new and returning love triangles:

Tia, Theous and mom Carolyn (new)

Carolyn expects Theous to be at her beck and call, but Tia needs him to draw some boundaries with his mom before she’ll meet him down the aisle. Carolyn’s bad knee makes her extra needy of Theous’s time, but that doesn’t stop her from intruding into every aspect of their lives, including a Vegas vacation.

Tracy, Bryan and mom Jayne (new)

Jayne is oblivious to how she interferes in her son’s life, wedding, marriage and now honeymoon! Tracy needs to set the record straight and create boundaries they can all live by, but Bryan’s loyalty to his mom erases any line Tracy draws. As Jayne makes the honeymoon more about her vacation time than watching the kids, Tracy and Bryan struggle to find any romance and alone time. It’s more of a honeymoon from hell!

Emily, Shekeb, and Mom Laila (returning)

Emily and Shekeb are back together, but the women will have to accept each other if the couple can truly move forward. Emily is sure that a ring on her finger will force progress, while Laila holds her ground and tries to convince Shekeb otherwise.

Kim, Matt, and Mom Kelly (returning)

As Kelly tries to take over Matt and Kim’s wedding and their new house, a job offer in Texas derails everyone’s plans. While Matt contemplates his future, Kim and Kelly go head to head for his love and affection.

Stephanie, Mike, and Mom Liz (returning)

Stephanie and Mike are at a fork in the road. Stephanie wants to go one way to follow her dreams, while Liz is waving Mike over in the opposite direction to plant roots close to her. Their bond may not be strong enough to survive Liz, as her meddling and bad advice may finally pull these two apart for good.

Don’t miss the social first series, I Love A Mama’s Boy: Who Knows Best? where the moms and significant others will simultaneously answer trivia questions focused on their mama’s boy to find out who knows him the best. The mama’s boy will moderate the friendly competition by asking each question and announcing the “winner” at the end.

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 discovery+ or TLC.com.

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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women 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 on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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.



Four Frugal Families Cash in on TLC’s New Penny-Pinching Series “So Freakin Cheap”





Four Frugal Families Cash in on TLC’s New Penny-Pinching Series “So Freakin Cheap”
Meet the four unique families that share one extraordinary ability to turn everything into a deal.
[via press release from TLC]
FOUR FRUGAL FAMILIES CASH IN ON TLC’S NEW PENNY-PINCHING SERIES “SO FREAKIN CHEAP”

–Series Premieres Monday, June 28 at 10PM ET/PT–
(Los Angeles, Calif.) – Meet the four unique families that share one extraordinary ability to turn everything into a deal. Although their methods are quirky and at times comical, it’s not all fun and games for the family and friends of an extreme bargain hunter. Tensions rise and emotions are high when each family is forced to confront their loved ones in the hopes of living a more normal life as they approach major milestones, including planning a wedding, renovating a home, buying a new car and laying down the path for a career in fashion. SO FREAKIN CHEAP premieres on Monday, June 28 at 10PM ET/PT.

The families featured include:

The Tran Family (Orlando, Fla.)

Rosanna and Danny Tran look as if they live the life of luxury in their upscale neighborhood and large, beautiful home, but they still find a way to be self-proclaimed “Crazy Cheap Asians.” The two parents immigrated to the United States in pursuit of their American Dream, built a successful business from the ground up and raised four children, 28-year-old Alex, 26-year-old Elizabeth, 19-year-old Brandon and 13-year-old Charisma. The women of the family have made a tradition of participating in pageants and finding a way to do them on the cheap, but there is trouble brewing in the Tran home when youngest daughter Charisma wants to strike out on her own as a fashion model, instead of being a fashionably frugal pageant queen like her mother and older sister.

The Watson Family (Mesa, Ariz.)

Returning from their debut on the original series EXTREME CHEAPSKATES, self-proclaimed “Princess of Cheap” Shelley and her husband Tracy Watson have done their best to instill in 27-year-old daughter Ashley and 23-year-old daughter Brittney their core values of frugality. Ashley has always been on board with her mother’s ways, whether using their dog’s hair to restuff the pillows, making dinner from the neighbor’s leftover pasta or planning Ashley and Colby’s wedding on a $1,000 budget eight years ago. However, youngest daughter Brittney still struggles to accept the extreme lengths her family will go to save a dollar, which poses a major problem when Shelley delivers stunning news to Brittney: she wants to set the bar even higher – or lower – for Brittney and her fiancé Shane’s upcoming wedding, using a total budget of $750 to cover the cost of the venue, the wedding gown, reception, food and entertainment.

The Guiles Family (Minoa, N.Y.)

Becky and Jay Guiles are raising their two young sons, seven-year-old George and four-year-old Colden, in a house with almost no furniture or real appliances. Since leaving her job to raise their first son and becoming a stay-at-home-mom, Becky has also made it her duty to become “The Most Frugal Mom in America.” She finds creative ways to save money by washing their dishes in the river, hanging old wire hangers from the basement pipes to heat their home and telling her sons that their birthday is on the same day so they only have to throw one party. But, Becky and Jay don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to being cheap. As they embark on a major home renovation project, Becky is determined to keep to her shoestring budget, and Jay has had it with his wife’s over-the-top cheap methods and never-ending DIY projects putting a strain on their relationship and potentially putting their lives at risk.

The Clayton Family (Stonecrest, Ga.)

Tony and Angela Clayton are at odds over Tony’s extreme cheapskate ways. A stay-at-home dad, Tony prides himself on spending next to nothing for cleaning products and household utilities, using such innovative techniques as making his own cleaning solution out of urine, making a DIY bidet to save on toilet paper and running an extension cord to the neighbor’s house to save on electricity bills. While 17-year-old daughter Cierra is stuck in the middle and too embarrassed by her father’s frugal ways to invite her friends over to their home, Angela works hard as the sole breadwinner and would like to spend money on nice and even necessary things, like a new car. But, having put his wife and daughter on a coin allowance after their spending got out of control by his standards, the cost of such a huge expense for Tony creates friction in their relationship and household.

For more of SO FREAKIN CHEAP, follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube, and join the conversation using #SoFreakinCheap. Catch up on episodes after they air and more on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service.

SO FREAKIN CHEAP is produced by Sharp Entertainment, an Industrial Media company.

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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 79 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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 Sizzles This Summer with the Return of Six Fan-Favorite Series





TLC Sizzles This Summer with the Return of Six Fan-Favorite Series
TLC is turning up the heat this summer with a sizzling slate of fan-favorite series, including the hotly anticipated return of “Darcey & Stacey,” the #1 freshman cable series in 2020.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC SIZZLES THIS SUMMER WITH THE RETURN OF SIX FAN-FAVORITE SERIES

— Breakout Hit DARCEY & STACEY Returns For a Second Season, Leading a Robust Slate of Returning Shows —

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – TLC is turning up the heat this summer with a sizzling slate of fan-favorite series, including the hotly anticipated return of DARCEY & STACEY, the #1 freshman cable series in 2020. As Darcey and Georgi’s engagement faces unprecedented hurdles, Stacey and Florian are exploring ways to expand their family, despite opposing opinions on how to make it happen. DR. PIMPLE POPPER returns with some of her most challenging cases yet, including a patient whose nose growths are so troublesome that they attract flies. On SAY YES TO THE DRESS, wedding season is back, and brides are flocking to Kleinfeld to make their bridal visions a reality. The doctors of MY FEET ARE KILLING ME work more of their transformational medical magic to change lives, including one patient with a condition so rare, that they’re only the eighth person in the world ever diagnosed with it. MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE is back with Whitney moving onwards and upwards, embracing a move, new career opportunities and a potential new flame. The Plaths of WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE face splintered households and rising tensions when they return.

DARCEY & STACEY – Premieres on Monday, July 19 at 8pm ET/PT

After a tumultuous year of romance and heartbreak, last season wrapped up as Darcey got engaged and Stacey got married. Now, Stacey is hopeful to give the gift of fatherhood to her younger husband, Florian, but at the age of 46, conceiving naturally doesn’t come without its challenges. Will Florian’s strict faith and opposing views on IVF leave the couple praying for a miracle? Darcey is left questioning her engagement to Georgi after a distressing encounter with his ex-wife. Hopeful to take some time and space to think, the twins head to Turkey on a trip of transformations. Will Darcey find it within herself to trust again or will she feel forced to end the engagement and walk away for good? DARCEY & STACEY: PILLOW TALK will premiere on Fridays at 10:30pm ET/PT starting Friday, July 23. Additionally, in the digital series Darcey & Stacey: Inside the Episode, premiering on discovery+ and TLCgo, the Silva twins sit down, spill the tea, and provide commentary on all episodes of the latest season. Join the conversation using #DarceyAndStacey. Darcey & Stacey is produced by Sharp Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, for TLC.

DR. PIMPLE POPPER – Premieres on Wednesday, July 14 at 9pm ET/PT

Dr. Sandra Lee, aka Dr. Pimple Popper, is a renowned dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who is known for treating challenging skin conditions in an effort to help her patients live a life free of discomfort or embarrassment by their particular skin condition. This season, with pandemic safety protocols still in place, Dr. Lee is busier than ever. These brand new episodes will feature some of her most challenging cases to date including a patient who has enormous growths on his nose that drip pus, attract flies and are so large, that he can barely breathe – it is a record-breaking case of rhinophyma; two sisters who reunite and bond over their undiagnosed mystery face bumps; a woman who has been called a monster due to her genetic condition known as neurofibromatosis, that causes head to toe bumps; and a return patient with hopes that Dr. Lee can remove more of her face growths that stem from a birthmark on her face. With some of these cases being so extreme, Dr. Lee occasionally teams up with specialists to provide the best outcome possible. Additionally, in the digital series Dr. Pimple Popper: This Is Zit, premiering on TLCgo and later on discovery+, Dr. Lee goes behind-the-scenes with notable cases and never-before-seen pops. Join the conversation using #DrPimplePopper. DR. PIMPLE POPPER is produced by Ping Pong Productions for TLC.

SAY YES TO THE DRESS – Premieres on Saturday, July 17 at 8pm ET/PT

Wedding season is approaching, and brides are flocking to Kleinfeld, the premier bridal mecca, for help completing their perfect wedding vision! While Randy can’t be in the salon full-time yet, he’s working his magic from afar and ushering in a new virtual era in the Kleinfeld experience. This season, the brides arrive with a renewed energy and fresh set of challenges like a blind bride trying to find her perfect silhouette, a throuple with two brides sharing a budget, and a virtual bride having second thoughts on her pandemic purchase. But some familiar challenges like last minute shopping, over-the-top requests, outspoken entourages and one very picky former dance mom still test the team. And in a special episode, Randy’s former on-set assistant gives us a peek behind the curtain as she searches for her own wedding dress. Plus, weddings take on a new meaning this season as families and friends gather to celebrate for the first time since the pandemic started. Join the conversation using #SYTTD. SAY YES TO THE DRESS is produced by Half Yard Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company, for TLC.

MY FEET ARE KILLING ME – Premieres on Wednesday, August 4 at 10pm ET/PT

Dr. Ebonie, Dr. Brad and Dr. Sarah are back to treat exceptional foot maladies, including a condition so rare that only eight people in the world have ever been diagnosed with it. In these new episodes, the doctors perform transformational work on patients with everything from literal horns to bark-like growths on their feet – they’ll even see a woman who appears to have permanent stilettos on her heels, an extremely rare condition called Olmstead Syndrome. The doctors will use their expertise and compassion to help their patients put their best foot forward to reclaim their lives. Additionally, in the digital series My Feet Are Killing Me: Foot Notes, premiering on TLCgo and later on discovery+, Dr. Brad, Dr. Ebonie, and Dr. Sarah provide their point of view on never-before-seen cases. Join the conversation using the hashtag #MyFeetAreKillingMe. MY FEET ARE KILLING ME is produced by Renegade 83 an Entertainment One Company, for TLC.

MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE – Premieres on Tuesday, August 17 at 9pm ET/PT

This season on MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE, Whitney is showing signs of life after love. With the end of her engagement in the rearview mirror, she’s focused on her future. Her virtual fitness business with friend Jessica is thriving, and a recent move back to her hometown of Greensboro, NC means she’s closer to family and friends. In fact, Buddy is actually living at her house, but he spends the majority of time at his new girlfriend’s place. Whitney is exploring a new relationship of her own, as an online flirtation buds with a man who lives in Paris – the two met while Whitney was taking virtual French lessons, but long distance, especially cross-continental, is never easy, so the two of them are working to figure out exactly what they have. Whitney is also pursuing her goal of receiving her personal training certification, but she soon finds that anti-fat prejudices make it hard to develop a client base. Another dream of Whitney’s – motherhood – remains intact, but her journey is filled with challenges. Meanwhile, living in her hometown means Whitney can spend more time with her parents, but after taking them to receive their second vaccine shot, her mom takes a nasty spill, further tweaking her already-strained back. As the season progresses, Whitney and her gang are fully vaccinated and the world is opening back up, meaning the possibilities are seemingly endless; celebratory trips ensue, but one big question remains: will Whitney get the opportunity to meet her Frenchman in person? Join the conversation using #MyBigFatFabLife. MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE is produced by Pilgrim Media Group, a Lionsgate Company, for TLC.

WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE – Premieres on Tuesday, August 24 at 10pm ET/PT

Last season the Plath family 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 older kids are still on their own journey to self-discovery but while some Plaths want to make amends with their parents and continue to see their siblings, that’s not the case for everyone. Tensions continue to rise, marriages are tested and new love is blossoming in this all new season. Additionally, in the digital series Plathville: Steamy Nights in Cairo, premiering on discovery+ and TLCgo, follow the couples and singles of Welcome to Plathville as they discuss their favorite love music, keepsakes, and even how they prep for a date. Join the conversation using #WelcomeToPlathville. WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions for TLC.

Catch up on all these shows and more on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on these series and more.

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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 79 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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 New Series “You, Me & My Ex” Explores Prickly Dynamics Between Couples





TLC’s New Series “You, Me & My Ex” Explores Prickly Dynamics Between Couples Whose Exes Are Still in the Picture
The series follows five couples who deal with an ex who is still intricately connected to their past partner and very much a part of their daily lives.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC’S NEW SERIES “YOU, ME & MY EX” EXPLORES PRICKLY DYNAMICS BETWEEN COUPLES WHOSE EXES ARE STILL IN THE PICTURE

– Season Premieres on Sunday, June 20 at 10PM ET/PT –

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – How close is too close when it comes to staying friends with your ex? Premiering on Sunday, June 20 at 10PM ET/PT on TLC, YOU, ME & MY EX follows five couples who deal with an ex who is still intricately connected to their past partner and very much a part of their daily lives. Viewers will watch these couples navigate the uncomfortable and awkward moments when a past love is still front and center. Relationships, marriage and children are no longer one-size-fits-all as the couples in this series redefine the norm, break the rules and forge their own paths towards the lives and families they want and dream of.

Viewers will get a first-hand look into the unique advantages and challenges that come with having an ex be the third wheel in a relationship. We’ll see one couple renew their vows with hopes of both of their exes attending, two exes get matching tattoos and one former pair living together with a new girlfriend and coexisting under one roof. Will these couples be able to juggle a third in their relationships – or will the past resurface and become too much to handle?

The people featured this season include:

Jerry, Kayeelovey and Jerry’s ex-wife Jessica

Jessica and Jerry met when he asked her if she would model for his company. Several children and one divorce later, their relationship looks very different now. Jessica and Jerry are currently living together, raising their children under one roof. When Jerry decides to move his girlfriend, Kayeelovey, into the house, the balance is upset and Jerry’s relationship with each woman is put to the test. Kayeelovey must navigate sharing Jerry with his children and Jessica while Jerry struggles with balancing the extreme personality differences of both women, and the fact that Kayeelovey is around the same age as his oldest son.

Jimmy, Wendy, Jimmy’s ex-wife Lisa and Lisa’s fiancé Jack

It was love at first sight when Jimmy and Lisa met at a bar in 1987, and they quickly fell in love and got married. But things ended badly soon after Lisa gave birth to their son. Shortly after, Jimmy started dating Wendy, who is shockingly similar to Lisa in her looks and personality, and they eventually got married. Now, Jimmy and Lisa consider each other best friends and talk on the phone for hours almost every day and even own a business together. Wendy believes that Lisa is jealous of her relationship with Jimmy, while Lisa says she will always be his first love. Lisa still holds a lot of pain and secrets from her past with Jimmy that seem to be holding her back in her own relationship with her fiancé, Jack. Jack deals with the intimacy between Lisa and her ex-husband and the more he learns about their past the more questionable things look.

Alex and Caroline and Alex’s ex-boyfriend Stephen

Alex and Caroline met at work where Caroline would frequently give Alex advice for his rocky relationship with his boyfriend Stephen. When Alex and Stephen broke up, Alex went from being Caroline’s gay best friend to her boyfriend. He had a hard time feeling accepted throughout his life, and now he and Caroline struggle with others not understanding Alex’s fluid sexuality and their relationship. Stephen is still very present in Alex’s life, they went through a lot as a young gay couple and although their relationship ended due to Stephen cheating, they have remained best friends and talk every day. As Caroline and Alex build their future together, she has to learn to navigate her life with Stephen’s constant presence.

Josh, Danielle, Josh’s ex-wife Jennifer and Chantel, Jennifer’s wife

After five years of marriage, Jennifer and Josh went their separate ways. Soon after, Jennifer realized she was attracted to a woman, and she fell for her coworker, Chantel. Josh moved on when he met Danielle, and a few months into their relationship they found out they were pregnant. These exes came to an agreement with their new partners to try to maintain a calm and stable environment for the sake of Josh and Jennifer’s son. However, Jennifer and her new wife, Chantel, have decided they want a baby of their own, and have asked Jennifer’s ex, Josh, if he would donate his sperm to the cause.

John, April, John’s ex-wife Loren and Roy, April’s ex-husband

Loren and John were married and had three kids together and they lived next door to April and Roy, who also had three kids. Both couples were going through hard times in their relationships and John and April ended up falling in love. Loren and Roy were blindsided by their spouses’ connection and things got rocky as both divorces were finalized. Despite this rough patch, Roy continued to stay close with April. Now, to John’s dismay, it seems April might have two husbands; she still does Roy’s taxes, they get matching tattoos and she still makes him “honey-do” lists. Now that the dust has settled, John and April have decided to honor their love in a big way–by having the wedding they always wanted, but never had, and by inviting their exes to celebrate their marriage.

Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest on all things YOU, ME & MY EX. Join the conversation using #YouMeAndMyEx.

YOU, ME & MY EX is produced by Bodega Pictures 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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 80 million homes in the US and 270 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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.

For more information on TLC shows, visit press.discovery.com/tlc/us; for more on discovery+ shows, visit press.discoveryplus.com.



TLC’s Hit Series “sMothered” Returns with an All New Season and a New Night





TLC’s Hit Series “sMothered” Returns with an All New Season and a New Night, Beginning Monday, May 31 at 9PM ET/PT
If you thought you’d seen it all last season, wait until you meet our new pairs who share underwear and exchange Brazilian waxes.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC’S HIT SERIES “SMOTHERED” RETURNS WITH AN ALL NEW SEASON AND A NEW NIGHT, BEGINNING MONDAY, MAY 31 at 9PM ET/PT

(Los Angeles, CA) – Everyone’s favorite sMothered pairings are returning along with some brand new mother/daughter duos that will leave jaws on the floor. If you thought you’d seen it all last season, wait until you meet our new pairs who share underwear and exchange Brazilian waxes. These outrageous moments add to the shocking relationships that we couldn’t peel our eyes away from past seasons. While following the lives of these six devoted and extreme duos, viewers will have a front row seat to their unique rituals and unbreakable bonds. sMothered returns on a brand new night and premieres Monday, May 31 at 9PM ET/PT.

Meet the new and returning duos:

Amy & Carina (new) the Hawaii mother/daughter pair are truly inseparable – panty swapping, joint showers, sleeping in the same bed… you name it! They believe they are connected on a spiritual level and knew each other in a past life. Neighbors describe their house as a circus with their 11 animals including two great danes and eight ducks. Even though they love their lifestyle, Amy is starting to realize that she and her daughter may share an unhealthy attachment that prevents them both from having functional romantic relationships. She grapples with the guilt but will she be able to bring herself to break away from it?

Karla & Rykia (new) are Alabama mother and daughter besties whose “closeness” includes exchanging Brazilian waxes! They share everything together and are always on the same page. Karla loves to meddle in all her kids’ lives and while Rykia seems to love it, her brother Rasheed feels the complete opposite. He is so turned off by their need to over share inappropriate information that he has put off introducing his girlfriend of 9 months. As new developments happen in Karla’s life and her childrens, she tries to hold on to her bestie and keep everything the same.

Lisa & Lauren (new) are two southern belles who act more like sisters than mother and daughter. There’s no such thing as boundaries with these two. They facetime while they take baths, wax each other’s mustaches and Lauren constantly sleeps over at her mother’s house, despite the fact that it causes friction with her wife, Laura Leigh. Lauren and her wife have been trying to conceive a child for two years and are taking a break to save some money. At least that’s what her wife thinks! Lisa and Lauren have other plans to make sure Lauren is able to have the family of her dreams.

Sunhe & Angelica (returning) share a vault-like tightness that somehow Angelica’s fiancé Jason has been able to crack…sort of. When Angelica and Jason announce their engagement and pregnancy to their families, things go downhill fast. Not only do Angelica and Jason have Sunhe’s options to consider, but now Jason’s mom is in the picture and she isn’t going back home anytime soon! What is supposed to be the happiest time for a couple leaves Angelica wondering if she wants to marry Jason at all.

Kathy & Cristina (returning) the loud Italian duo from Chicago are living apart again after Carlo quit his job at his family’s pizzeria and cancelled Cristina’s plan for a home renovation. Once the pandemic hit, Carlo decided he wanted to open his own pizzeria, and Cristina became a business owner overnight. With the stress of the new business, Cristina pulls away from Kathy, who is desperately clinging to their old traditions. But Kathy won’t give up, and finds ways to insert herself back into her daughter’s life, whether Carlo wants her there or not!

Dawn & Cher (returning) the two dynamic brunettes known for their coordinating outfits and loud personalities are reunited in Florida after spending months apart due to the pandemic. Not wanting to be without Cher and her granddaughter Belle for that long ever again, Dawn hatches a plan to convince Jared to let Cher and Belle stay in Florida with her. Dawn is never one to be scared by boundaries, but has she gone too far this time?

Make sure to follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube for the latest on sMothered Join the conversation using #sMothered.

sMothered is produced by Bodega Pictures in association with the New York Post 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 finished 2020 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with all key women 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 on discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service. 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.



HGTV, Food Network and TLC Delivered 16 Million Viewers in Primetime Sunday, April 18





HGTV, Food Network and TLC Delivered 16 Million Viewers in Primetime Sunday, April 18
Said trio helped Discovery, Inc. deliver 32% of women watching cable that Sunday.
[via press release from Discovery, Inc.]
HGTV, Food Network and TLC Delivered 16 Million Viewers In Primetime Sunday, April 18

90 Day Fiance Tell All Pt. 2 Tops All of Television in W25-54 Delivery; Popular Series Beats American Idol and American Country Music Awards

Impressive L3 ratings on Sunday, April 18, by such series as 90 Day Fiance’ Tell All Pt. 2 on TLC (1.98 P25-54; 2.78 W25-54), Tournament of Champions on Food Network (1.32 P25-54; 1.56 W25-54) and Home Town on HGTV (0.96 P25-54; 1.19 W25-54) reinforce that the Discovery Lifestyle networks offer the best way to reach millions of viewers, especially women, in Sunday prime. HGTV, Food Network and TLC alone pulled in more than 16.7 million total viewers and, in line with their strong overall performances, helped Discovery, Inc. deliver 32% of women watching cable that Sunday.

“The big story here is that our lifestyle nets will continue to attract viewers, in particular women, on Sundays because we know what they want to watch,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer, Discovery, Inc. “Viewers come to us for comfort, entertainment, inspiration and sometimes, a dose of adrenalin. We give them the content that they care about — no matter when or where they want it.”

TLC’s 90 Day Fiance Tell All Pt. 2 from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. ranked as the #1 program in all of television among W25-54, W18-49 and W18-34 — beating American Idol on ABC and American Country Music Awards on CBS. From 9 p.m. -11 p.m., Sister Wives another TLC standout, was the #1 cable program its time slot with key demos, delivering a season high rating among P25-54, W25-54 and W18-49.

On Food Network, the two hour Tournament of Champions finale from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m., hosted by celebrity chef Guy Fieri, was watched by more than three million viewers and delivered a 1.32 P25-54/1.56 W25-54 rating — making it the network’s highest-rated telecast across any day since 2016. Sunday’s finale ranked as the #2 program in its time slot, with only 90 Day Fiance Tell All Pt. 2 on its sister net TLC ranking higher. The entire Tournament of Champions season averaged a 0.95 rating among P25-54 — a 4% ratings increase from season one.

Airing from 8 p.m. – 9 p.m. on HGTV, an episode of Home Town, featuring Ben & Erin Napier as they renovated a 1940s cottage in Laurel, Mississippi, ranked in the Top 5 on cable in its time period on Sunday, April 18, among W25-54 (#4), Upscale P25-54 (#3), and Upscale W25-54 (#3). Ratings among P25-54 increased 14% from the current season average and impressions among that demo was up 11%. The episode also posted a 71% increase in ratings among P25-54 and 59% increase in impressions with the demo from year-ago levels.

“Our unduplicated monthly reach of 173 million consumers in the U.S. makes the Discovery, Inc. networks an unprecedented value for advertisers who want reach and engagement with coveted audiences,” said Jon Steinlauf, Chief US Advertising Sales Officer, Discovery, Inc. “The high number of viewers from just three of our nets — on one Sunday night — is a big reminder that now, more than ever, advertisers need the Discovery lifestyle brands in their buying plans.”

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in over 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to consumer streaming services such as discovery+, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Network, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.