With the Fall TV season getting underway, we’re spotlighting some of the most popular networks available on Sling. Next up is TLC, which is available to all Sling Blue subscribers.
I Love A Mama’s Boy
Premieres Sunday, Oct. 25 at 10pm ET
What’s it about?: Dig, if you will, the picture: You fall head over heels in love with the perfect man and – bonus – he feels the same way about you. And he wants to put a ring on it! Cue the happily-ever-after music, roll the credits — the fairytale ending you always wished for has arrived. Until the third wheel rears her pesky, overbearing, way-too-involved (and opinionated) head. For the four under-30 couples the show follows this season, each will have to navigate the treacherous waters of a man who has "#1 Mom" tattooed on his heart. Can these relationships withstand the pressure of the mother-son bond?
What Else Is On?
Virtual doctor visits? Everybody is doing them during the COVID-19 pandemic, even TLC’s favorite dermatologist, Sandra Lee, MD. On Dr. Pimple Popper: Before the Pop, airing Thursdays at 10 pm ET, the Los Angeles-based skin wizard consults with regular folks who have very irregular growths that need attending to. Multiplying neck cysts is just one of the ailments Dr. Lee must diagnose in quarantine. Meanwhile, Dr. Brad and Dr. Ebonie — along with new series star Dr. Sarah Haller — identify extreme podiatric issues on My Feet Are Killing Me: First Steps, which airs Thursdays at 10:30 pm ET.
As the novel coronavirus upends life around the country, two families long familiar to TLC viewers are experiencing growing pains only exacerbated by the pandemic. The Roloffs on Little People, Big World — which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 9 pm ET — prepare for Amy to move off the farm following her divorce from Matt. But with the exes still sharing ownership of the property, can they set aside their issues for the farm? Guess we'll find out. Meanwhile, Zach and Tori work together through the joyous ups and testing downs of raising youngins Lilah and Jackson.
On Sweet Home Sextuplets, premiering Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10 pm ET, the Waldrops picked an excellent time to move their 11-member family into a mobile home while waiting out the remodeling of their house (notice the sarcasm dripping in that sentence). Not only must they contend with scrunched living quarters and shelter-in-place orders, Courtney and Eric must bring the kids through one hell of a storm.
What Else is Coming Up?
The Family Chantel
Premieres Monday, Oct. 12 at 10 pm ET
What’s it about?: Those 90 Day Fiancé lovebirds Pedro and Chantel Jimeno are at it again in the second season of this spinoff. Just when you thought the couple were finally comfortably settling down into the groove of married life, Pedro’s mother and sister ruffle Chantel’s feathers by insisting on receiving money from the pair. Meanwhile, Chantel wants to reach the milestone of graduating from nursing school yet her own brother’s wild love life threatens to derail her focus.
My Big Fat Fabulous Life
Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 9 pm ET
What’s it about?: Seventh season, seven times the drama? Whitney Way Thore has been dealt one devastating blow after another since her engagement to Chase Severino. Remember that romantic proposal? You’ll always have Paris kids. First, Chase drags his feet on moving to Charlotte, N.C. so the two can finally cohabitate and then COVID-19 puts the couple on the long-distance train to splitsville. But don’t put all the blame for the relationship’s disintegration on the pandemic: Whitney finds out Chase knocked up an old friend whose identity remains unknown. How will the 36-year-old cope? As she contemplates whether weight loss surgery will speed up her search for lasting love and focuses on her online workout business with Ryan Andreas, Whitney’s journey takes her to some unexpected places.
Welcome To Plathville
Premieres Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 10 pm ET
What’s it about?: Things look very different this season for the Plath family, led by conservative married couple Kim and Barry, who raised their nine children on a farm in rural Georgia without most of the modern luxuries of the 21st century world — including Justin Bieber’s music. The family splits into three separate households even though they all live mere blocks apart, with Kim, Barry and their youngest child holding strong to their family traditions in a new dream house, while Ethan and wife Olivia refrain from any contact with his parents as they travel and test the limits of their upbringing. Meanwhile, Micah and Moriah rent a house together, pursue love and try to make it as a model and pop star, respectively. What could go wrong?