My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding Season 4 preview: You can’t ring my bell….

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My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding returns to TLC for a fourth season on Thursday, Feb. 26 at 9/8CT — and in the season premiere, Small-family teen Julie does her (literal) level best not to ring in her Sweet 16 celebration. In keeping with her ultra traditional family’s customs, Julie will have bells sewn into her lavish party dress. Asked to walk a straight line when she enters the festivities, Julie’s dress must stay perfectly quiet as a sign of her purity or she’ll face the wrath of her grandma Tils. And from the looks of it, you do not want to get … Continue reading

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Our Little Family preview: Adapting in an average-sized world … plus, it’s potty time!

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Our Little Family returns to TLC tonight with back-to-back new episodes.  In the first, it’s potty-training time for Cate and Cece, Dan builds Jack a playground fortress that’s the perfect size for him, and a trip to the grocery store with the kids gives Michelle another chance to demonstrate how to adapt in an average-sized world. • MORE: We talk with Dan and Michelle Hamill of TLC’s Our Little Family! “Some little people use grabbers at the grocery store — I’m having none of that,” she says, clambering up shelves in the cookie aisle and coming back down with something Jack nixes … Continue reading

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Preview: Sister Wives season 5 finale to be followed by revealing “Tell All” special

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With rumors swirling about why Sister Wives star Kody Brown divorced his first and sole legal wife Meri to wed his newest and youngest wife Robyn, TLC has announced that the series’ March 1 Season 5 finale will be followed by an hourlong tell-all special. The network also revealed that Sister Wives Season 6 will debut in the fall. According to the press release for the Season 5 ender, additional details will emerge that add clarity to a clearly distraught Meri’s decision to divorce Kody and the family agreeing to take the additional step of Kody and Robyn marrying in a so-called family “restructure.” Having dealt with other major milestones … Continue reading

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Meet Michelle and Dan Hamill of TLC’s Our Little Family!

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One of 6-year-old Jack Hamill’s toddler twin sisters wants him to turn the television down. Right now. She’s not going to tell him again — which she informs him in a voice that handily drowns out the offending appliance in the first place. It’s one of several amusing interruptions in the chat I’m having with the kids’ parents, Dan and Michelle Hamill, who — along with their adorable, tow-headed brood — are the stars of TLC’s Our Little Family, which premieres Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 10/9CT. All five of the Hamills live with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism, and throughout the series, Dan, … Continue reading

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This week on TLC’s All About Sex: Color your Valentine’s Day Fifty Shades of Grey

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On this week’s All About Sex, TLC’s late night, love-centric talk show, the hosts — Margaret Cho, Heather McDonald, Marissa Jaret Winokur and Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry — tell you how pull off some Fifty Shades of Grey-style excitement on a fifty-shades-of-broke budget. Just in time to spice up the waning hours of the most romantic day of the year — Valentine’s Day — the “Reinventing Romance” episode also features author Shannon Boodram discussing the 20-something perspective on sex and offering tips for taking the perfect sexting photo (kids, do not try this at home).  Plus, the hosts tackle viewer questions about the more practical (and problematic) side of sex including the best … Continue reading

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TLC invites you to get to know Our Little Family (video)!

Dan, MIchelle, Jack, Cate and CeCe Hamill of TLC's Our Little Family.

If you’re a fan of the weekly dose of inspiration and sweet family fun that is TLC’s The Little Couple, the network is about to deal you a big dose of happy. On Feb. 17, TLC will introduce America to Dan and Michelle Hamill and their three adorable blond kids, 6-year-old Jack and toddler twins Cate and CeCe, all of whom live with achondroplasia, a form of dwarfism. Throughout the series, Dan and Michelle tap into their own experiences to help their kids adapt to the world around them, while celebrating the milestones and celebrations that make being a family so special. Among them — … Continue reading

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The hosts of TLC’s All About Sex talk online dating!

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A few weeks ago, I sat down with the hosts of TLC’s new late-night talker All About Sex to chat about the show and what the ladies — actresses Margaret Cho (who recently made a splash at the Golden Globes) and Marissa Jaret Winokur, sex therapist Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry and Chelsea Lately’s Heather McDonald — might be learning from each other. Soon enough, the discussion turned to online dating and how women of our certain age feel about the ever-evolving age of digital matchmaking. “I love hearing my niece’s stories about Tinder and all this other kind of stuff that I can’t even comprehend,” said McDonald, who … Continue reading

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“Love, Lust or Run” host Stacy London answers our “7 Questions”

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Fashion maven Stacy London makes a welcome return to TLC in her new fashion make-under series Love, Lust or Run premiering Friday, Jan. 23 at 9pmET. The former What Not to Wear host is no stranger to giving candid yet constructive critiques to the fashion-challenged; however, in her new series she’s helping women tone down their over-the-top looks. “This is a make-under series in the sense that these women are dressing to an extreme, even more so than we saw on What Not to Wear,” London shares. “They dress this way sometimes aggressively, sometimes defensively, but all are dressing this way … Continue reading

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TCA: We talk with the cast of All About Sex on TLC!

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Remember when Dr. Ruth and Dr. Sue Johansen made talking about what happens in the bedroom (and sometimes other places … and the stuff we need to know to make it all go well) matter-of-fact, must-see TV? TLC is bringing sex-talk television back to TV with its new late-night talk show, All About Sex, airing Saturdays at 11pm ET/PT, beginning Jan. 10. Starring actresses Margaret Cho (Drop Dead Diva) and Marissa Jaret Winokur (Hairspray, Melissa & Joey), sex therapist Dr. Tiffanie Davis Henry and Chelsea Lately’s Heather McDonald, each half-hour episode features a loose format that will encompass everything from viewer call-ins to … Continue reading

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TCA: Whitney Thore inspires in “My Big Fat Fabulous Life”

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Whitney Thore, whose web videos “fat girl” became viral hits, is the subject of a new TLC reality series titled My Big Fat Fabulous Life, premiering Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 10pmET/PT. The refreshingly upbeat Whitney made a visit to the Television Critics Association (TCA) winter press tour in Pasadena where she reinforced her message that size doesn’t matter when it comes to finding and doing things that make you happy. In her case, it’s her passion and love for dance. Whitney’s unapologetic approach to her body size is an inspiration. The series is a heartfelt look into her life — … Continue reading

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