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10 Canceled TLC Shows That Should Make A Comeback | ScreenRant

Almost no other television network is known for being a hotbed of both heartwarming and controversial series quite like TLC. Throughout its decorated tenure as a primetime television network, TLC has released fan-favorites like What Not To Wear and 90 Day Fiancé.

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But in addition to its certifiable hits, the network has also released its fair share of misses, with some of the series enduring many seasons before finally getting the ax. Others didn't have the opportunity to be hits or misses because they were canceled too soon. It's a collection of shows from all of the above categories that viewers are wishing would make comebacks, especially in this content era of nostalgia and throwbacks.

10 Hot & Heavy (2020)

Hot and Heavy rightfully came under fire almost immediately after being announced by TLC. Fans and non-fans alike were appalled by the docuseries and its blatant sexist double standards. While celebrating all bodies is important, viewers weren't sure the show went about it the right way.

Though Hot and Heavy hasn't technically been canceled, it's been hanging in renewal limbo since its debut. A comeback could work for the show, especially if it underwent a name change, further diversification of its cast, and dedicated itself to a more positive representation of couples of all body types.

9 All American Muslim (2011)

Unlike some of TLC's other canceled series, All American Muslim was enjoyed by most of its viewers, who liked its positive portrayal of the Muslim community. There was no real controversy on the show, which may have been the problem according to The Atlantic, as a lack of controversy does not make for addicting reality TV, and All American Muslim didn't make it past its first season.

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However, most viewers are in agreement that All American Muslim was a great show doing a lot of good for representation, and they would love to see it return to TLC's primetime line-up.

8 Toddlers & Tiaras (2009 - 2016)

Some TLC shows have come under fire for taking it way too far. For some fans, however, Toddlers & Tiaras could have taken it even farther in terms of its season count. After seven seasons of following the competitive world of child beauty pageants, the reality series was retired from the air.

Because Toddlers and Tiaras was responsible for introducing so many young TV personalities to the limelight, it would be a good show to bring back. The renewed seasons could follow the new generation of pageant queens and kings sassing it up on stages across America.

7 Paranormal Lockdown (2016 - 2019)

TLC is no stranger to creepy reality showsParanormal Lockdown, however, is creepy in a more fan-friendly way. The show followed Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman as they spent 72 hours in various haunted locations.

But after three seasons of visiting different local haunts, TLC cut the cord on Paranormal Lockdown. While today's viewers have plenty of spooky content to pick from, Paranormal Lockdown's unique premise would make it a fun show to revive.

6 Craft Wars (2012)

After the year that most viewers have had, Craft Wars would be a relevant show to bring back. With more viewers dabbling in arts, crafts, and other projects, a revival of Craft Wars could satiate today's hankering for all things crafty.

Craft Wars is another one-season wonder from TLC. During its short run on TV in 2012, Tori Spelling hosted, while different contestants competed in themed challenges for a grand prize of $10,000.

5 Sex Sent Me To The ER (2013 - 2016)

Was there ever a show more educational than Sex Sent Me to the ER? Considering how many weird shenanigans humans constantly find themselves in, it was shocking when this TLC show went off the air after only two seasons because fans thought they would have more than enough content for many future seasons.

Should Sex Sent Me to the ER be un-canceled by TLC, viewers would once again have the unique pleasure of watching 42 minutes of pure, unadulterated reenactments of jaw-droppingly shocking sex accidents.

4 Extreme Couponing (2010 - 2012)

Though some TLC shows are clearly fakeExtreme Couponing is not one of them. This was something fans appreciated about the show during its five-season run between 2010 and 2012.

Viewers were regularly impressed by the lengths the talented shoppers on Extreme Couponing would go to in order to save money. This is one show that should make a comeback just so that more viewers have the opportunity of seeing the phenomenon of extreme couponing happening today.

3 Buying Naked (2013 - 2014)

Buying Naked is one of those absurd TLC shows that viewers can't help but wonder how the producers even came up with the idea. This reality show only premiered one season before it vanished from its usual showing time.

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In its one season, viewers were exposed to quite a lot of bits and bobs as real estate Jackie Youngblood showed homes to "house-hunting nudists." It's an entertaining thought experiment to imagine this quirky show making a comeback in 2021, which is arguably a very different time than 2014.

2 Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (2012 - 2014)

Alana Thompson aka Honey Boo Boo was an instant television darling after she first appeared on Toddlers and Tiaras. Her meme-able personality and flair for sass were a riot to watch. However, when TLC gave her eponymous show, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo the greenlight, it only lasted for two seasons.

While Mama June enjoyed her own spin-off with Mama June: Not to Hot, it would be fun to see what Alana in particular is up to now, with a possible comeback also delving into the lives of her other family members, like her sisters.

1 Jon & Kate Plus 8 (2007 - 2017)

Like most TLC shows, Jon & Kate Plus 8 was enjoyable because the Gosselins lived a rather normal life. The show followed the family as they went about typical activities viewers could relate to.

Though Jon and Kate's divorce led the show to be rebranded as Kate Plus 8, the beloved family show was ultimately canceled, with the Gosselin kids exiting the spotlight. Now, almost 10 years later, it would be interesting to catch up with the twins and sextuplets — unless they're not interested in returning to fame, which is more than understandable.

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