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11 Reasons We’re REALLY Excited for 2017-2018

posted: 03/31/17
by: Rebecca Goldberg

Whether it's weddings, relationships, home renovations, unique characters or big events, we always have plenty of reasons to be excited at TLC. But as we get further into 2017 and take a look at what's coming in 2018, we're getting more stoked than ever for some incredible programs!

Seeing as this is all just too good to keep to ourselves, we've decided to share these awesome announcements with you!

  1. We're giving a whole new meaning to LIVE television, with This is Life Live!

This four-night event will follow the personal journeys of families about to experience extraordinary circumstances. From seeing the miracle of a woman walk for the first time and watching a father be reunited with a long-lost family member, to witnessing a deaf parent hearing a child say "I love you," you'll be reaching for the tissues every night. This is Life Live premieres Sunday April 23 at 10/9c.

  1. There's more 90 Day Fiance than ever before.

In the all-new series 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, we'll be following couples earlier than ever before--specifically, those who have an existing relationship online, but have not met in person. Viewers will experience their journey as they travel to the other's foreign country for the first time in an attempt to establish a relationship, and ultimately decide whether to begin the K-1 visa process or call it quits.

But wait, there's more! We're bringing you a brand-new original digital series: 90 Day Fiance: What Now? Fans will get the chance to catch up with some of the most popular couples previously featured on 90 Day Fiance. With seven episodes on TLCgo, you'll see how couples fare against even more of life's toughest challenges and biggest decisions.

  1. We're building dream homes, with the all-new series Nate & Jeremiah By Design and Trading Spaces! (Yes, it's back!)

We're often focusing just on families in the home, but now we're going back to our roots and fixing up the homes themselves! Premiering Saturday April 8th at 9/8c, Nate & Jeremiah will help distressed homeowners turn disasters into dream homes. But the home renovation fun doesn't stop there... the classic series Trading Spaces will also be coming back!

  1. Lori and Monte are back for a new season of Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta!

You're favorite southern wedding experts, Lori Allen and Monte Durham, are back for an all new season! They'll be 'jacking up' brides and helping keep those wedding entourages in check. We cannot wait, y'all!

  1. We're getting Rattled, for a second time.

In its second season, Rattled will explore the scary, exhilarating, frustrating, joyful and ultimately life-changing experience of new parenthood. Featuring two returning couples and five new couples, you'll watch as these new parents experience a wide range of challenges, triumphs and milestones.

  1. A Hair Goddess is joining the TLC family!

TLC's exciting new series follows the big business and even bigger personality of Christina Oliva, the epitome of a self-made woman. Born and raised in Staten Island, Christina started her own hair extension company at only 18 years old, working out of her parents' garage. Within three years, she built a large enough clientele to upgrade to a little Staten Island salon of her own and eventually hire both of her sisters and her cousin to work for her. With the help of her family, Christina's now world-renowned hair extension empire is ready for the next level: a salon in the heart of Manhattan. Viewers will follow Christina and family as they deal with all the stresses of running a new salon, including the challenges of having a family business while balancing their personal lives.

  1. Meet the Putmans are back, by popular demand!

At first glance, Bill and Barb Putman seem like they have an average American family. They have been married for 34 years, have four great kids and love to spend time with their grandchildren, but their still-growing family does things a little bit differently. This 25-person family lives under one roof, shares two bathrooms, pools all of their finances, and helps raise all of the kids as one family unit. Each episode will not only detail the little things that test this large household, but also highlight those extreme "for better or worse" moments they experience as both couples and a family.

  1. We're looking at relationships in a whole new way with Hear Me, Love Me, See Me.

Based on the successful international relationship format, this social experiment puts love in hyper-drive by taking physical attraction out of the equation. Each eligible bachelorette will get an unfiltered view into the lives of three single men, using only POV cameras and streaming technology. She'll see everything they see, and get to talk directly to them - but never see what they look like. At the end of the day, she must decide who has won her heart based solely on personality and emotional chemistry. Only after making her final decision, will she meet all three men face-to-face. Will her eyes follow her heart?

  1. The Healer has us believing!

Charlie Goldsmith is one truly remarkable man. When he was 18 years old, Charlie discovered that he had the power to heal people using his mind and the power of touch. An energy healer like no other and hailing from Melbourne, Australia, this series follows his life and work as he is pursued by celebrities, athletes, and ordinary people hoping to be cured of their ailments. His healing ability is a power that many are skeptical of and he's gone as far as to seek out scientific and medical experts to help make sense of his gift.

  1. We're delving into Princess Diana's death with Diana: Tragedy or Treason?

For the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, we'll bring you an incredibly compelling story of the woman who captivated millions with her beauty and her down-to-earth charm, proving she was more than just the wife of a prince. We'll explore whether she the unfortunate victim of a tragic accident or the assassination target of a treasonous conspiracy. This three-hour global event will detail the theories behind Diana's death and provide further insight into the princess herself, the movement she created and the world she left behind.

  1. We're exploring one of the most infamous Olympic moments with The Fall.

We'll be digging into the story of the rise of world-record-breaking American runner Mary Decker, and of Zola Budd, a South African who was persuaded to adopt British nationality as a teenager to avoid the international sporting boycott of her native land because of apartheid. Budd, famous for running barefoot, and Decker, favored to win gold in the 3,000-meter women's race at the 1984 Olympics, captivated the world with their stories. This gripping documentary reunites the athletes for the first time to talk openly and honestly about that historic moment of their infamous collision at the 1984 Olympics.