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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."
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.