TLC announces new shows at 2014 Upfront including Duggar special, Curvy Girls Bridal, Psychic Matchmaker
          

TLC Upfront presentation announcements 2014 2015

During its 2014 Upfront presentation in New York City this week TLC announced its slate of new and returning shows for the 2014-15 seasons, including a special about Amy Duggar pursuing a singing career in Nashville, a wedding dress series for full-figured gals, a psychic matchmaker and more!

Here is the full press release from TLC with all the things viewers can look forward to:

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

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:

Amy Duggar

A Duggar Leaves Home – New special, 2Q 2014

Amy Duggar (photo above), 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:

TLC Curvy Girls Bridal Harris sisters

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

The savvy Harris sisters (photo above) 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 Elnora Heidi To The Dresscue TLC reality show

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

Heidi Elnora (photo above) 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:

TLC Psychic Matchmaker Deborah Graham

Psychic Matchmaker – New series, 3Q 2014

Florida psychic Deborah Graham (photo above) 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)


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    • Erica

      Im actually really excited about Quints by surprise! i loved that show and those babies were adorable!! now the Psychic matchmaker is the one I’m really not sure about i will have to watch it and see how it goes.

      • savannah

        Loved the Jones quints! Excited for that one too. they’ve been replaying all the re-runs so I was hoping there was something in the works. :)

        • Erica

          i know i can’t wait to see how much they have grown!

    • parker

      I think the amy duggar show willbe awesome! I saw them filming her and her producer jamie slocum in january.

    • Pat Brown

      interesting that sister wives isn’t in the line up, maybe they are finally cancelled? Hope so!

      • Renee L

        These are all NEW shows joining the lineup.

      • anjealka

        They have already started (or maybe even finished) the next season filming of sister wives.

      • Rhiannon

        I sure hope you’re wrong and the people who responded to you are correct. I’ve been wondering myself why I can’t find them in the lineup but also why there are no episodes listed OnDemand for Sister Wives. If they are canceled, I will be terribly disappointed. Its one of my few guilty pleasures; along with My Five Wives and the Duggars.

 

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