or


[04/03/14 - 08:58 AM]
TLC's 2014-2015 Slate of Programming Delivers Heart, Humor, and Real-Life Characters
TLC is planning more than 500 hours of original programming in 2014 alone, including 44 new and returning series.

[via press release from TLC]

TLC's 2014-2015 SLATE OF PROGRAMMING DELIVERS HEART, HUMOR, AND REAL-LIFE CHARACTERS

(New York, NY ) TLC kicked off 2014 with its best first quarter in a decade - and the network is on track to have one of its best years ever. Driving this momentum are TLC's passionate viewers, who are watching, tweeting, and connecting in record numbers with the real people and the heartfelt stories featured across the network's slate. TLC is planning more than 500 hours of original programming in 2014 alone, including 44 new and returning series.

"As our success shows, everyone needs a little TLC. At the center of the network are our core viewers - we call them the Heart Seekers. They're the families, young couples, moms, and 'moms to be' who watch us every week, and we're evolving our brand to give them even more of what they love," said Marjorie Kaplan, Group President, TLC.

"Our viewers know what they want from TLC, and we know what to give them - the shows that make them feel something, and people they can root for. This emotional connection is essential to our brand," said Nancy Daniels, General Manager, TLC. "This year, we'll continue to propel our growth with more programming that features families of all shapes and sizes, heartwarming transformative experiences, and relatable life moments - stories that only TLC can tell."

TLC's 2014-2015 slate of new programming includes new series in the following genres:

FAMILY

Family has always been at the heart of TLC. From groundbreaking to heartwarming, these series share the lives of relatable people living extraordinary lives. Viewers have embraced these families as an extension of their own, coming back year after year to join them on their journeys. In fact, TLC family series like 19 KIDS & COUNTING and THE LITTLE COUPLE just had their highest rated seasons ever. This year, TLC is welcoming new families home to the network, while planning a TLC Family Reunion with some very familiar faces. The new series and specials include:

A Duggar Leaves Home - New special, 2Q 2014

Amy Duggar, the beloved cousin of the 19 KIDS & COUNTING family, moves to Nashville to pursue her dream of being a singer. (Figure Eight Films)

Kate Plus 8 special (working title) - New special, 2Q 2014

TLC's Family Reunion visits with the Gosselin clan, and Kate updates what's new with the family as the sextuplets turn 10 and the twins are now teenagers. (Figure 8 Films)

The Leah Remini Project (working title) - New series, 3Q 2014

Actress Leah Remini is about to prove that real life is funnier than fiction with this new series about her wisecracking, no-nonsense, hardworking family. (Gurney Productions)

Listed Sisters (working title) - New series, 4Q 2014

Go into the fast-paced real estate world with three of the most entrepreneurial sister duos across America, as they hustle during the height of selling season. (Matador Content)

Long Lost Family (working title) - New special, 3Q 2014

Follows people who are looking to reunite with - or meet for the first time -the family and loved ones they have desperately been seeking. (Shed Media US)

Quints By Surprise: 5 Years Old - New special, 2Q 2014

Also joining the TLC Family Reunion, this special heads to Austin, TX to catch up with the Jones family and help celebrate the quintuplets' fifth birthday. (Megalomedia Inc.)

Risking It All (working title) - New series, 4Q 2014

Three families who are fed up with the pressures of the modern world decide to move "off the grid" in hopes of reconnecting with each other. (Twofour Productions)

The Speegle Life (working title) - New series, 4Q 2014

A multigenerational southern family leaves their successful church in Florida to help their two daughters find a new congregation in Alabama. (Ryan Seacrest Productions)

Welcome to Allentown (working title) - New special, 3Q 2014

Hit the road with a musical family of 10 living out their dream: spending their lives together on one bus as they travel the country performing. (Stiletto Television)

WEDDING

TLC is the #1 female network among all key women demos on Friday nights because of the network's wedding-themed programming. With a bold strategy that delivers new content 52 weeks a year, current hit series include SAY YES TO THE DRESS, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW, and I FOUND THE GOWN. Two new titles being added to the guest list this year include:

Curvy Girls Bridal (working title) - New special, 3Q 2014

The savvy Harris sisters own a one-of-a-kind bridal salon where full figured brides experience their dream of finding the perfect wedding dress. (Half Yard Productions)

Heidi to the Dresscue (working title) - New special, 3Q 2014

Heidi Elnora is an Alabama bridal designer who thinks every bride is one of a kind, and should have a custom gown to match. (Trium Entertainment)

RELATIONSHIPS

The journey to a wedding and then a family has to start somewhere. The beginning of a relationship is often funny, sometimes complicated, and always romantic. As TLC proved with the breakout hit 90 DAY FIANCÉ, which has been picked up for a second season, there are some love stories that only this network can tell. Two more programs about relationships this year include:

Psychic Matchmaker - New series, 3Q 2014

Florida psychic Deborah Graham uses her unique gift to help her clients find love by playing matchmaker and seeking out their soul mate. (Jane Street Entertainment)

The One That Got Away - New special, 3Q 2014

Almost everyone has that one person who unknowingly holds a piece of their heart. Follow as these individuals seek out their lost loves for a chance to re-connect. (Ardaban)

About TLC

TLC is a global brand that celebrates extraordinary people and relatable life moments through innovative nonfiction programming. A top 10 cable network in key female demos, TLC has built successful consumer brands around series including Cake Boss, and has transformed Fridays into "BrideDay" with a lineup of wedding-themed programming anchored by the Say Yes to The Dress franchise. In 2013, TLC had 32 series averaging 1 million P2+ viewers or more, including seven series that averaged 2 million P2+ viewers or more, the most ever in a year: Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium, The Little Couple, Who Do You Think You Are?, Breaking Amish: Brave New World, and Breaking Amish: LA.

TLC is available in nearly 99 million homes in the US and 329 million households in 167 markets internationally. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites, exclusive video content, and original editorial covering style, home, food, and more. Fans can also interact with TLC via On Demand services, on mobile platforms, and through social media such as Facebook or @TLC on Twitter. TLC is part of Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA,DISCB, DISCK), the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than two billion cumulative subscribers in 224 countries and territories.





  [april 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· 19 KIDS & COUNTING (TLC)
· KATE PLUS 8 (TLC)
· LEAH REMINI: IT'S ALL RELATIVE (TLC)
· LISTED SISTERS (HGTV)
· PSYCHIC MATCHMAKER (TLC)
· QUINTS BY SURPRISE (TLC)
· RISKING IT ALL (TLC)
· SPEEGLE LIFE, THE (TLC)





[04/26/18 - 02:01 PM]
CBS Announces the First Season of "Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition," Premiering Friday, May 11
Gabby Douglas, Idina Menzel, Bethany Mota and Deion Sanders are among those featured.

[04/26/18 - 01:45 PM]
Oxygen Media Presents Three-Night Special Event "The Case of: Caylee Anthony" Beginning Saturday, May 19 at 8PM ET/PT
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer Tom Forman, the three-part limited series delves into the tragic disappearance and death of toddler Caylee Anthony.

[04/26/18 - 10:03 AM]
Showtime(R) Orders Fourth Season of "Billions"
The show's current third season will move to 9:00/8:00c starting next Sunday, May 6 to anchor the night.

[04/26/18 - 10:02 AM]
"Succession" Debuts June 3 on HBO
Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Hiam Abbass, Sarah Snook, Kieran Culkin, Alan Ruck, Nicholas Braun, Matthew Macfadyen, Natalie Gold, Peter Friedman and Rob Yang star.

[04/26/18 - 10:01 AM]
Thrusters on Full - "Star Trek: Discovery" Begins Production on Season 2
Production officially began last week on the second season with Alex Kurtzman directing the premiere episode.

[04/26/18 - 09:33 AM]
"Saturday Night Live's" Colin Jost and Michael Che to Host 70th Primetime Emmy(R) Awards
The telecast will be executive produced by "SNL" creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels.

[04/26/18 - 09:07 AM]
Video: Paramount Network's "Yellowstone" Official Trailer - Premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 9:00pm ET/PT
Kevin Costner as John Dutton, who controls the largest contiguous ranch in the United States, under constant attack by those it borders - land developers, an Indian reservation, and America's first National Park.

[04/26/18 - 09:02 AM]
Ocean Explorers Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau Plunge Into a New Season of "Caribbean Pirate Treasure"
Dive into exhilarating deep-sea adventures with underwater explorers Philippe Cousteau, grandson of legendary explorer Jacques Cousteau, and his journalist wife, Ashlan, as they investigate incredible stories of pirates' plunder and lost loot.

[04/26/18 - 09:01 AM]
A&E Network to Premiere Biography Special "Mary Kay Letourneau: Autobiography" on Tuesday, May 29
The raw two-hour documentary follows former teacher Mary Kay Letourneau as she recounts her tumultuous past in her most in-depth confessional to date.

[04/26/18 - 08:25 AM]
Comedy Central Launches The Creators Program and Taps Five Emerging Creators/Writers/Performers to Develop Daily Topical Digital Content
The inaugural creators are Ryan Beck, Chris Cotton, Hanna Dickinson, Jordan Mendoza and Natasha Vaynblat.

[04/26/18 - 08:15 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Dramas Hold Onto Demo Crown
"Empire," "Star" help lead the night among adults 18-49.

[04/26/18 - 08:08 AM]
"Star Wars Resistance," A High-Flying Anime-Inspired Series That Explores an Uncharted Timeframe Prior to the Events of "The Force Awakens," Ordered by Disney Channels
"Star Wars Resistance" will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites, including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.

[04/26/18 - 08:03 AM]
CNBC's "Warren Buffett: Investor. Teacher. Icon." to Premiere Friday, May 4 at 10PM ET/PT
The program premieres the night before the Annual Shareholders Meeting of Berkshire Hathaway, the company that Buffett has led for more than 50 years and turned into a behemoth now worth almost half a trillion dollars.

[04/26/18 - 08:02 AM]
Netflix Orders Three New Projects from Comedy Powerhouse Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias
In the multi-cam comedy series, "Mr. Iglesias," Iglesias plays a good-natured public high school teacher who works at his alma mater.

[04/26/18 - 07:47 AM]
The Return of Cooking Channel's "Beach Bites with Katie Lee" Makes Waves with New Destinations
Each of the six half-hour long episodes are full of sun, sand and surf, as Katie beach hops in search of the finest fare served up on shores near and far.