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Posted Saturday 1/12/19 at 7:05AM EST
90 Day Fiancé is becoming increasingly difficult to watch
Source: BuzzFeed News
The TLC reality show has become a trainwreck, says Scaachi Koul. "The show," she says, "constructs an egregious kind of power play between two people: The Americans seem to expect perfect gratitude and near subservience from their foreign partners in return for financing their move or other expenses, creating a vortex of financial and emotional debt. The immigrants, on the other hand, often have unrealistic ideas about living in the US. Whether it’s because of what they think the US is like — prosperous, plentiful, and comfortable — or whatever shameless lies their fiancé has told them about their financial or living situation, they end up feeling burned."
Posted Thursday 1/03/19 at 5:07AM EST
Dr. Pimple Popper considers her show to be art rather than something made for shock value
YouTube-turned-TLC reality star Dr. Sandra Lee, whose new show has averaged two million viewers, has come out this week with her first book, titled Put Your Best Face Forward. “It’s people’s lives,” she says when asked about other dermatologists criticizing her approach as being aimed at shock value. “If you have a cyst, that’s your life and a lot of us have it. I normalize it. People understand that it’s okay, that you’re a normal person with these sorts of things. The show has really made me... what has been so worthwhile about it is that it’s really shown me what kind of effect I can have on people."
Posted Monday 12/17/18 at 1:35PM EST
TLC orders Say Yes To The Nest, a home improvement spinoff of Say Yes to Dress
The TLC bridal reality show will tease its spinoff when it returns Jan. 5. The spinoff will allow Discovery to take advantage of its acquisition of HGTV earlier this year.
Posted Friday 12/14/18 at 1:29PM EST
90 Day Fiancé couple quit the show, citing death threats
Season 6 couple Eric and Leida Rosenbrook allege that they've been receiving death threats over their participation on the reality show show "and TLC is doing nothing about it." “We put our lives in dangers. We put our lives on the frontline. This is not fair,” Leida says in a video posted on Instagram. “This is not worth it at all. We will never going to do this again.” TLC has yet to respond to the couple's allegations.
Posted Thursday 12/13/18 at 1:17PM EST
Dr. Pimple Popper to celebrate the holidays with "The 12 Pops of Christmas" special
Source: TV Insider
Before Sandra Lee returns for another season of her TLC reality show in January, she'll "pop" up tonight with a TLC Christmas special.
Posted Friday 11/09/18 at 10:34PM EST
TLC's Mama Medium is a "disgustingly exploitative" new low for reality TV
Source: The Muse
The psychic reality show that premiered this week stars Jennie Marie as a “clairvoyant empathic psychic medium." Mama Medium left Rich Juzwiak incensed: "I can’t believe what I was being asked to swallow, and if my suspicion is correct (and I really think it is) regarding Marie’s fraudulence, I can’t believe the amount of cruelty that she invests in the name of making grieving people feel better (and taking their money, or at least using them to get TLC’s money)."
Posted Monday 10/29/18 at 12:43PM EDT
While You Were Out is being rebooted for TLC and HGTV
The home makeover reality show that aired for four seasons, starting in 2002, as a spinoff of TLC's Trading Spaces, is being revived to appeal to both TLC and HGTV audiences. The new While You Were Out will feature stars from past and present TLC and HGTV series in a competition format. The show will air at the same time on both cable networks.
Posted Thursday 10/04/18 at 5:24PM EDT
TLC to show Princess Eugenie's wedding live in the U.S.
TLC has obtained the exclusive rights to the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York, a granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II who is ninth in line for the British throne, who is getting married on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7:25 ET. Princess Eugenie is the daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, a former special correspondent for Today and Weight Watchers pitchwoman.
Posted Wednesday 9/12/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Hulu inks deal to add five more Discovery channels
Hulu already has the Discovery-owned HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel. Starting in December, it will add Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Motor Trend and Animal Planet. Hulu will also get 4,000 Discovery episodes, including four scripted shows from OWN.
Posted Friday 8/24/18 at 1:44PM EDT
My 600-lb Life star Lisa Fleming dies at age 50
Fleming is the second star from the TLC reality show to die this month following the death of L.B. Bonner of suicide earlier this month. In fact, Fleming's Season 6 episode aired earlier this year on Feb. 21 -- one week after Bonner's episode. Fleming's daughter, Danielle, tells TMZ her mom had lost 200 pounds after appearing on the show and that her death had nothing to do with her weight.
Posted Tuesday 8/14/18 at 1:57PM EDT
TLC renews Dr. Pimple Popper for a second season
TLC's renewal of dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee's pimple-popping reality show comes in advance of her late-night debut tonight on Jimmy Kimmel Live! “We are delighted our viewers have embraced Dr. Pimple Popper, making it a hit for TLC this summer," TLC said in a statement. "We look forward to giving viewers more of the fantastic Dr. Sandra Lee and showcasing how she tackles challenging conditions and, most importantly, improves her patients’ lives in the upcoming season."
Posted Wednesday 8/08/18 at 9:51PM EDT
My 600-lb Life star L.B. Bonner's death ruled a suicide
Source: New York Daily News
Police found Bonner, who appeared on the TLC reality show earlier this year, dead in a ditch last Thursday.
Posted Friday 8/03/18 at 3:50PM EDT
My 600-lb Life star found dead of a gunshot would months after appearing on the TLC reality show
L.B. Bonner was found dead last night of a gunshot wound in a ditch. My 600-lb Life documented his 316-pound weight-loss on the Feb. 14 episode. Police haven't confirmed Bonner's death as a suicide, but he posted a cryptic message Thursday night on Facebook.
Posted Thursday 7/26/18 at 10:37PM EDT
90 Day Fiancé gets a fourth spinoff: 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way
The newest spinoff will reverse the original's formula, following the U.S. petitioners who actually leave the United States to live with their overseas fiancé.
Posted Tuesday 7/10/18 at 11:58PM EDT
Jeremy and Audrey Roloff are leaving Little People, Big World
Source: Entertainment Weekly
“This is an announcement concerning Jeremy Roloff and his family specifically: After 14 years, over 300 episodes, and 17 seasons, the time has come. A year ago I made the decision that this season would be our last,” Jeremy Roloff announced on his Instagram account. “It has been an amazing run, and I can’t say thank you enough to all of you who have watched and supported us along the ride. We have the most loyal fans on TV and we appreciate every one of you. You are what made doing this so fun."