Discovery’s family of networks—including TLC, ID, and Discovery—announced four upcoming reality TV specials today.
There will be two cuts of each episode of the rebooted version of TLC’s While You Were Out: one for TLC, and one for HGTV.
Reviews of TLC’s Spouse House, where singles have to get married or are evicted, and Bravo’s A Night With My Ex, on which former partners reconnect.
Over the long weekend, there were several developments in the story of Josh Duggar’s molestation of his sisters and the family’s reaction to it. The Duggars’ TLC series, 19 Kids and Counting, remains off the air but has not been cancelled despite the allegations and ensuing scandal. A judge in Arkansas ordered police to destroy… continue reading
TLC has pulled 19 Kids and Counting off its schedule but not cancelled the series after its stars, the Duggars, admitted their oldest son, Josh, molested younger girls when he was a teenager. When the family learned of it, they did not go to authorities. When TLC learned of it, presumably yesterday with the rest… continue reading
19 Kids and Counting star Josh Duggar, 27, molested five underage girls when he was a teenager, including his sisters, according to a police report. The family knew but didn’t go to police, who only investigated after Oprah’s staff went to authorities after being tipped off prior to the family’s appearance on the show. In… continue reading
Sunday night, opposite the Golden Globes, TLC will air a one-hour reality TV special called My Husband’s Not Gay, which the network described as a show about “some Mormons who live their lives… a little differently. There are some men who are happily married and attracted to their wives, but they are also attracted to other… continue reading
After two episodes, Breaking Amish is facing questions about its authenticity as a series that purports to show Amish and Mennoite people leaving their communities. The debut earned ratings higher than that of TLC’s Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. TLC issued a statement saying, “There is a lot of information floating around about the group… continue reading
Cake Boss star Buddy Valastro and his co-star Anthony Bellifemine, aka Cousin Anthony, have apologized to RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist Carmen Carrera for their comments on Monday’s episode of his TLC series about the transgender person. During the episode, Anthony flirted with Carmen before Buddy revealed that Carmen was born male, an awkward joke/prank that… continue reading
On New Year’s Day, The New York Times’ Brian Stelter published a fascinating profile of publicist Laurie Goldberg, who’s the executive vice president of public relations for both Discovery and TLC. She manages the often controversial network’s publicity efforts by working behind the scenes, and the piece offers insight into the role and work of… continue reading
A cast member on TLC’s Next Great Baker killed himself in October, but the show, hosted by Cake Boss Buddy Valastro, only revealed Wesley Durden, a 29-year-old father of two, was dead after his elimination on last night’s episode. It was dedicated to his memory. The Jacksonville [North Carolina] Daily News reported in October that… continue reading
TLC announced yesterday that it had ordered a 13-episode series following Southwest Airlines employees and passengers–exactly like an A&E series did back in 2004 and 2005. The show is even produced by the same company. The new series will be filmed starting this weekend at Baltimore/Washington Airport and Denver International Airport, and include other airports,… continue reading
Two new competition series will bring back people from other reality shows to compete: one pits couponers against one another, while lets D-list stars cook. In late December, TLC will debut Extreme Couponing All-Stars, on which 12 hoarders–I mean, couponers–will compete against each other. The challenge, TLC said in a press release, is to “buy… continue reading
A Broward County, Fla., judge is reviewing contracts for four Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies because officials want to know if they received payments to arrest people while filming TLC’s reality series Police Women of Broward County, which has previously been accused of paying people who were arrested in order to get them to sign releases…. continue reading
TLC says it has cancelled its reality show LA Ink, but its star, Kat Von D, says she quit the Miami Ink spin-off and insists that the network intends to sensationalize her breakup with Jesse James, the Celebrity Apprentice and Monster Garage cast member. The show will end Sept. 15 after four seasons, which began… continue reading