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Moms vs. Judges On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 05.03.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) the tots were competing at the StoryBook pageant. However, off-stage the scenes...

TLC Renews 'Long Island Medium' & Sets 2 More Premieres

Posted 05.01.2012 | TV

Theresa Caputo isn't done connecting with with the dead just yet. TLC's hit series "Long Island Medium" has been renewed for a third season, promi...

'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding' Series Premiere

Posted 06.30.2012 | TV

On the series premiere of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) viewers were given a glimpse into traditional Romany society a...

PHOTOS: 'Gypsy Wedding' Dress Designer Tells All

Natasha Burton | Posted 04.27.2012 | Weddings

Boston-based dressmaker Sondra Celli, who will be featured on the new TLC series “My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding” premiering Sunday, has been d...

'My Mom Is Just So Jealous' On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.26.2012 | TV

Regular viewers of "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) have grown accustomed to the questionable parenting decisions, tantrums and controvers...

Left Eye Will Be 'Resurrected' For TLC Reunion Tour

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.25.2012 | Entertainment

Ten years to the day after Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras, her former TLC groupmates have a huge announcement: They're...

Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes' Giving Legacy Endures 10 Years After Tragic Death

Posted 04.25.2012 | Impact

On the 10-year-anniversary of the death of TLC’s Lisa Lopes, mourners are remembering a Grammy-winning artist who shared her talent –- and giving ...

'Undercover Boss: Abroad': Latte Art At Second Cup

Posted 04.24.2012 | TV

Second Cup CEO Stacey Mowbray went undercover in her company Second Cup, a Canadian coffee chain, on the latest installment of "Undercover Boss: Abroa...

What To Watch On TV This Week

Posted 04.23.2012 | TV

This TV week kicks off with quite a bit of "Bones" drama. Airing Monday at 8 p.m. ET, the Fox series will feature a dead body found in the woods, Hodg...

TLC Gears Up For More 'Crazy Obsession'

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

Considering how bizarre the obsessions got at the end of Season 1 of "My Crazy Obsessions," we can only imagine what's ahead for Season 2! Those o...

Wannabe Pole Dancer On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.19.2012 | TV

Wednesday night's episode of “Toddlers & Tiaras” (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC) featured the little girls competing for the title at the “Beautiful Me...

'Mama's Boys Of The Bronx' Follow Their Moms On Vacation

Posted 04.17.2012 | TV

When sons in their 30s are still living with their mothers, and those mothers are still doing all the cooking and laundry, it's no surprise that the s...

'Undercover Boss: Abroad': Cineplex Theater Blackout

Posted 04.17.2012 | TV

"Undercover Boss" was such a big hit that international versions spawned across the globe. Now, some of those stories have reached US shores under the...

WATCH: Camille And Chip Argue About Cats In 'Mama's Boys Of The Bronx' Sneak Peek

Posted 04.14.2012 | TV

The Mamas are leaving their boys for the weekend. In our exclusive clip from "Mama's Boys Of The Bronx," Chip faces a terrifying feat: His mother, ...

Burning Eyes With Dye On 'Toddlers & Tiaras'

Posted 04.12.2012 | TV

Most adult women don't dye their eyelashes, but one mom did just that to her young pageant daughter on "Toddlers & Tiaras" (Wed, 10 p.m. ET on TLC). I...

Still Living At Home In Their 30s On 'Mama's Boys Of The Bronx'

Posted 04.10.2012 | TV

TLC has tapped into yet another largely unseen aspect of modern life with their new series "Mama's Boys of the Bronx" (Mon., 10 p.m. ET on TLC). The s...

EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peek Of 'Mama's Boys Of The Bronx'

Posted 04.09.2012 | TV

There's nothing wrong with a mother having a little pride in her son ... even when he's in his 30's. The premiere of "Mama's Boys Of The Bronx" kicks ...

A Look Back: TLC Goes Matchy-Matchy

The Huffington Post | Sarah Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

"A Look Back" is a daily column that highlights a moment from fashion's fabulous past. Today's pick is of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lope...

Leigh Weingus

TV's Best & Worst Dressed Of The Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.06.2012 | TV

"The Voice" kicked off live shows, with host Christina Aguilera appearing in a stunning, curve-hugging dress. That wasn't the only fashion "do" of the...

'My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding': Prom Dress Disaster

Posted 04.06.2012 | TV

On "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC), it's typically young gypsy and Irish Traveler wives that viewers see in massive, brightl...

The Amish Are Coming To TLC

Posted 04.05.2012 | TV

Get ready for a look inside the life of the Amish. TLC has announced its 2012-2013 schedule, which includes over 55 series, with "Breaking Amish" stan...

Tori Spelling Gets Crafty New Show

Posted 05.02.2012 | TV

Craft enthusiasts, prepare for battle. Tori Spelling will host and executive produce "Craft Wars," a new competition series on TLC. "As a lifelong ...

'My Crazy Obsession' Finale: Melanie's Giant Pet Rodent

Posted 05.28.2012 | TV

The accompanying photo may look like an optical illusion, or a Photoshop job, but it's not. That's Melanie Typaldos and her 100-pound pet capybara Gar...

'19 Kids And Counting' Finale: Michelle Duggar Has A Miscarriage

Posted 03.28.2012 | TV

On the season finale of "19 Kids And Counting" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on TLC) Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar received the devastating news that no expectant p...

What Is Reality on Reality TV?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Indeed, all these shows had their forebears in the days of radio. But, for the sake of argument, let's leave our family-tree tracing to the early days of TV. There are really only four models for most reality shows, four shows from which all others spring.