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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."
Posted Thursday 6/28/18 at 10:16PM EDT
Jazz Jennings is "doing great" after gender confirmation surgery
The 17-year-old TLC I Am Jazz star, who was born male but identifies as female, announced earlier this month that she would be undergoing gender confirmation on June 26.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Jazz Jennings to undergo gender confirmation surgery later this month
Source: Entertainment Weekly
The 17-year-old TLC I Am Jazz star, who was born a male but identifies as female, released a video titled “Preparing For Gender Confirmation Surgery" to keep her fans abreast of her scheduled June 26 surgery.
Posted Wednesday 5/30/18 at 2:14PM EDT
TLC renews Trading Spaces for an expanded season
TLC has yet to determine the exact number of episodes for Season 2 of the revival.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
The Meghan Markle-Prince Harry specials have been terrible
Source: The New York Times
"Avoid all of these shows," Margaret Lyons says after watching seven of them, from TLC's When Harry Met Meghan: A Royal Engagement to Lifetime's Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance to CBS' Meghan Markle: American Princess. "The convergence of history, celebrity and glamour should be a fertile area for one-off TV specials, and there’s plenty of genuine information — about rituals, about rites, about politics, about tiaras, about dads — worth acknowledging or exploring," says Lyons. "Also, come on: Weddings are fun! At times, these shows are giddy and fizzy and dorky, and I learned a few historical tidbits along the way. But the claims to personal intimacy ranged from visibly untrue to quietly sad, and the shows all used many of the same talking heads, the same clips and the same dumb, dubious claims (no, Suits is not a celebrity-making show). A boring tabloid is a sin. Worse, the contrived narrative that the shows collectively push — the idea that Harry and Meghan’s romance is 'a fairy tale' — is jarringly backward."
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Posted Tuesday 5/01/18 at 1:51PM EDT
TLC's Meet the Putnams stars indicted on federal gun charges
William E. Putman II, patriarch of the Midwestern family that was the subject of the TLC reality series last fall, and one of his sons both face charges for possessing and tampering with an unregistered firearm.
Posted Friday 4/20/18 at 1:48PM EDT
Paige Davis attributes Trading Spaces' big ratings to the show being "comfort food" in our "scary time"
Davis said the original Trading Spaces took off after the 9/11 attacks, and she's seeing parallels between then and now. “It doesn’t matter what side of the aisle you fall on, it’s kind of a scary time," she tells The New York Observer, which is owned by President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner. "We’re at odds with each other so everybody wants something that’s comfortable—like food. What do you do when you’re not feeling great—you have mac and cheese, that’s what you do. So, we’re like that comfort food that you go back to.”
Posted Thursday 4/12/18 at 6:48PM EDT
Trading Spaces returns to big ratings on TLC
The revival's season premiere averaged 2.8 million viewers, including delayed viewership.
Posted Tuesday 4/10/18 at 7:15PM EDT
TLC is making a movie about John F. Kennedy Jr.'s secret 1996 wedding
The two-hour film will focus on Kennedy's paparazzi-free wedding to Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia on Sept. 21, 1996.