TLC wrapped up a year in which it dumped Honey Boo Boo and welcomed back Stacy London, with 30 series averaging more than 1 million viewers, including 19 Kids and Counting’s highest-rated season premiere and a Top 5 ranking among cable’s most social networks for reality programming in 2014, according to Nielsen Social rankers.
This year, TLC & Animal Planet Group President Marjorie Kaplan promised, TLC would “dig deeper into our brand to deliver bigger moments and remarkable people that make this network a destination for millions of viewers” who, TLC GM Nancy Daniels explained, network execs call “heart seekers.”
In 2015, TLC is planning more than 500 hours of original programming, including more than 50 new and returning series. Here’s the network’s announcement about its 2015-16 slate of new programming in the following genres:
Married by Mom and Dad (working title) – New series, 4Q 2015
In this new social experiment, men and women who have been unlucky in love have agreed to put their love lives and their futures in the hands of the people who know them best: their parents. Once their parents pick their perfect match they’ll tie the knot to find out if being married by mom and dad leads to happily ever after…or not. (Thinkfactory Media)