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 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.



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.