TLC Solidifies Family Series Slate with Renewals for Fan Favorites





TLC Solidifies Family Series Slate with Renewals for Fan Favorites “The Family Chantel,” “I Love a Mama’s Boy,” “Little People, Big World,” “Seeking Sister Wife” and “Welcome to Plathville”
Devoted TLC fans and audiences everywhere who love a guilty pleasure or crave a glimpse into a world that might look different from their own are being rewarded this spring with more seasons and over 60 hours of some of the most successful and longest-running docusoaps on television.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC SOLIDIFIES FAMILY SERIES SLATE WITH RENEWALS FOR FAN FAVORITES “THE FAMILY CHANTEL,” “I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY,” “LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD,” “SEEKING SISTER WIFE” AND “WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE”

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – Devoted TLC fans and audiences everywhere who love a guilty pleasure or crave a glimpse into a world that might look different from their own are being rewarded this Spring with more seasons and over 60 hours of some of the most successful and longest-running docusoaps on television. TLC’s diverse lineup of returning original docuseries include “The Family Chantel,” “I Love A Mama’s Boy,” “Little People, Big World,” “Seeking Sister Wife” and “Welcome to Plathville.” These shows are key pillars for TLC’s brand of family docudramas and are among the most popular programming on television.

TLC’s fan-favorite family shows continue to be appointment TV for women 25-54, with each of them ranking in the top three for their time period. Long-running show “Little People Big World,” has over 1 billion hours of total viewing to date and continues to engage and entertain as much as they did when the show first aired. Additionally, each of these family shows average over a million viewers an episode, continuing to deliver a fresh take that leaves fans eager for more. Find additional information on each returning series below:

LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD (Season 23) – Premieres on Tuesday, May 17 at 9PM ET/PT

The Roloffs face big changes and challenging times as a rift in the family causes an unexpected divide that sparks the beginning of a new and very different chapter. Amy and Matt continue to find friendship in unexpected ways as the two, along with Chris and Caryn, spend more time together and even share a trip to Arizona. Meanwhile, tensions arise from a heated farm negotiation between Zach, Tori, Matt and Caryn. And, when the negotiations fall through, Zach and Tori decide to move and make their new home away from the farm while also expecting their third child. And in the midst of everything, Matt makes a decision that could change the farm – and the family – forever. There are 10 new episodes this season. Join the conversation using #LPBW. LITTLE PEOPLE, BIG WORLD is produced for TLC by Bright Spot Content and All3Media America, in association with Gay Rosenthal Productions.

WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE (Season 4) – Premieres on Tuesday, May 17 at 10PM ET/PT

Kim and Barry raised their nine kids on an idyllic and secluded farm in southern Georgia, separated from social media and modern culture but life looks a whole lot different for the family now. Ethan, Olivia and Moriah are in Tampa, far from the family drama but making it on their own in a new city is not all fun and games. Micah is stretching his wings in Los Angeles and finding new friends and room to grow. Kim and Barry have five of their nine kids still living in their house but life is no longer as conservative as it once was. Kim is questioning their lifestyle and her choices overall and some unexpected alliances and friendships occur as a result. As the Plaths explore new cities, navigate their love lives, change and grow in ways none of them ever expected, what’s certain is the recent past never seemed so far behind. There are 12 new episodes in this season. Join the conversation using #WelcomeToPlathville. WELCOME TO PLATHVILLE is produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions for TLC.

THE FAMILY CHANTEL (Season 4) – Premieres on Monday, June 6th at 8PM ET/PT

Five years into marriage Chantel and Pedro have hit a rough patch. The only thing they can agree on is that they need to take serious steps to save their love. Nicole has made a clean break with Alejandro and is focusing on herself and her future. She’s even entered the Miss Dominican Republic pageant and is training hard until a surprise visit from Alejandro throws her off her game. Inspired by a success story she saw on social media, Winter is going through with bariatric weight loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico. With newfound confidence she’s also looking for new love post-Jah. River decides it’s time to leave the nest and turns to Pedro for support. Pedro’s relationship with his mother and sister is still strained, which isn’t helping the two families bury the hatchet after last season’s visit to the Dominican Republic. While Chantel and Pedro are struggling to save their marriage, will their families rally to support them or end up hammering the final nail in the coffin? There are 12 new episodes in this season. Join the conversation using #TheFamilyChantel. THE FAMILY CHANTEL is produced by Sharp Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, for TLC.

SEEKING SISTER WIFE (Season 4) – Premieres on Monday, June 6th at 10PM ET/PT

The new season will document the lives of five polygamous families as they navigate the challenges of actively searching for and courting potential new sister wives. Returning couple, Dannielle and Garrick Merrifield are still waiting for Roberta to join them in Colorado while Sidian and Tosha Jones are long-distance dating potential Filipino sister wife Arielle. New comers, Steve and Brenda Foley have decided to begin their polygamist journey again and this time with a much younger potential sister wife. Nick, April and Jennifer Davis live a polygamous relationship with a twist; although the women consider themselves to both be Nick’s wives, April and Jennifer are legally married to each other, but have taken Nick’s last name to solidify their family unit. They hope to expand their family and are courting a potential third sister wife. Lastly, the Epps family, Marcus, Taryn and India are a plural family actively seeking another wife to join their group but they have to overcome some growing pains. There are 14 new episodes this season. Join the conversation on social media by using #SeekingSisterWife. SEEKING SISTER WIFE is produced for TLC by Bright Spot Content, an All3Media America company.

I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY (Season 3) – Premieres on Sunday, June 19th at 10PM ET/PT

Dating an extreme mama’s boy is the mother of all problems! When your boyfriend or husband is still spoiled, coddled and spoon-fed by his mom, it can lead to a serious romantic crisis. So what really happens when you find yourself in a love triangle with your boyfriend’s mother? This series follows different women as they compete for the affection of their significant others… with their significant mothers! Mother/son favorites Kelly and Matt and Laila and Shekeb return with a new set of smothering issues, as three new couples struggle with cringeworthy to catastrophic moments – including a forced paternity test – that erupt as these women vie to become the leading lady in their man’s life. But cutting the cord between a mama and her son is far more complicated than anyone imagined! There are 12 new episodes this season. Join the conversation on social media by using #ILoveAMamasBoy. I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY is produced for TLC 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 2021 as the #1 primetime ad-supported cable network with W25-54 and W18-49 for the second year in a row.

TLC is a global brand available in 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.



TLC Renews Three Series with a Fresh Twist on Family & Relationship Programming





TLC Renews Three Series with a Fresh Twist on Family & Relationship Programming
“sMothered,” “Extreme Sisters” and “I Love a Mama’s Boy” are all due back.
[via press release from TLC]
TLC RENEWS THREE SERIES WITH A FRESH TWIST ON FAMILY & RELATIONSHIP PROGRAMMING

— SMOTHERED, EXTREME SISTERS and I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY will return to TLC —

(Los Angeles, Calif.) – Some say a family bond is unbreakable and that couldn’t be more true for the dynamic duos and trios featured in TLC’s I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY, EXTREME SISTERS and sMOTHERED. Each of these family and relationship series highlight unique and close knit bonds between parents, children and siblings alike. With awkward, can’t look away moments and storylines, these three buzz-worthy series have surprised and delighted viewers across all platforms. In their series premieres, they ranked #1 among women within their time period and averaged over 1.4M P2+ viewers.

“Each of these returning series deliver fresh twists on family and relationship programming,” said Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals. “Sometimes, loving someone can go a little too far and these docuseries offer a front row seat along with a zany combination of heart, comedy, excitement and even suspense. We know our fans relish in watching these relationships unfold and we are brimming with excitement to revisit some of these cast members and meet new ones!”

· I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY (Renewed for Season 3) – In season 2, 1.4M P2+ viewers tuned in to watch these mother-son duos enjoy sleepytime tea and go lingerie shopping for their girlfriends. This series generated over 100% more social video views throughout its season than the average cable reality series.

· EXTREME SISTERS (Renewed for Season 2) – From identical twins to psychic sisters, viewers couldn’t look away to see how the sisters were entwined in each other’s lives and relationships. Extreme Sisters is a top freshman series on cable in 2021 to date among women 18-34. With a combined 20M Facebook and TikTok views, social media can’t get enough of Anna and Lucy who do everything the same from dressing to dating the same man.

· SMOTHERED (Renewed for Season 4) – Sharing bath water was just the tip of the iceberg for these moms and daughters. In its most recent third season, sMothered ranked #2 in its time period among women 25-54. With 25M Facebook video views, audiences continue to watch overbearing mothers play a major role in their daughters’ lives, ranking among the top 10 most social cable reality shows on premiere night across each social platform.

Follow TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube for the latest new and returning series. Catch up on these series from the beginning on discovery+ streaming service, available now.

EXTREME SISTERS is produced by Bodega Pictures and SMOTHERED is produced by Bodega Pictures in association with NY Post Entertainment for TLC. I LOVE A MAMA’S BOY is produced by Magilla 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.



“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.



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.