TLC’s ‘The Little Couple’ Returns Tonight

A fresh season of “The Little Couple” begins tonight on TLC, 9 p.m. CT.

The one-hour premiere follows Jen, Bill, and three-year old Will as they leave for India to pick up the couple’s newly adopted daughter, Zoey. The family has no idea that they’ll face their biggest challenge in the midst of their happiest moment.

If you like spoilers, The Futon Critic has more details about tonight’s episode and what’s in store all season.

TLC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

 

Sweeps Draw Viewers into Reality Shows

Two cable networks are sponsoring contests that reward winners with chances to win fantasy experiences custom-designed for loyal viewers of popular reality series.

Fans of National Geographic’s “Ultimate Survival Alaska” (Sundays, 8 p.m. CT) may enter the Ultimate Survival Alaska Sweepstakes for a chance at a trip for two to the last frontier, joining cast member Dallas Seavey on an adventure that will include dog mushing, viewing of the Aurora, and more.

Over on TLC, another trip for two is up for grabs for ”Cake Boss” and “Bakery Boss” watchers (Mondays, 8 and 9 p.m. CT). The winner of the Cake Boss Kickoff Sweeps will fly with a guest to New York and bake alongside Buddy Valastro at a “Taste of NFL” event held during Super Bowl XLVIII.

Winners of both sweepstakes will be taped during their adventures for possible inclusion on future episodes.

National Geographic and TLC are available to most Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

TLC Tonight: ‘Say Yes to the Cure’

Last year, a TLC documentary followed “Say Yes to the Dress – Atlanta” star Lori Allen’s breast cancer journey, from diagnosis to treatment. Tonight (7 p.m. CT) TLC offers a special updated version of “Say Yes to the Cure: Lori’s Fight” that features Lori and family members talking about her progress and the support they’ve received from fans over the past year.

TLC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

‘What Not to Wear’ Farewell Season Starts Tonight

The tenth and final season of TLC’s “What Not to Wear” premieres tonight, 9 p.m. CT. Yahoo! TV takes a look at the show’s history and the longtime appeal of its “deliciously cruel home schooling” in the ways of fashion.

TLC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

Tonight: Ancestry Show Finds New Home on TLC

Who Do You Think You Are? begins its fourth season tonight on TLC, at 8 p.m. CT.  The show made its debut and aired three seasons on NBC.

“I’ve never stopped hearing about how much people love [the show] and I’ve always known that we’ve had more great stories to share,” said executive producer Lisa Kudrow, known for her iconic role of Phoebe on “Friends.”

On the season premiere, singer Kelly Clarkson explores her lineage and uncovers an ancestor deeply rooted in American history.

TLC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

Cable Offers Full Plate of Thanksgiving Marathons

 

There are viewing marathons aplenty on the menu for Thanksgiving weekend. Channel Guide Magazine’s Jeff Pfeiffer compiled a list of nearly 70 such marathons.

Among the participating cable networks are USA, History Channel, AMC, A&E, TLC, FX, Animal Planet, Food Network, TNT, TBS, TV Land, HGTV, MTV, Nickelodeon and Spike TV. They are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Two New Documentaries Recall 9/11 Events

Airing tonight on TLC at 7:00 and 9:00 CT, “9-11 Emergency Room” documents how doctors, nurses and paramedics at a small New York City hospital responded as they treated attack victims.

“The 9-11 Surfer,” which airs tomorrow night at 7:00 CT on Discovery Channel, looks for the truth behind the story of 9/11 survivor Pasquale Buzzelli. For the first time on national television, the Port Authority employee tells how he “surfed” down with the falling debris from a 22nd floor stairwell of the World Trade Center’s North Tower and was rescued.

TLC and Discovery Channel are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

Shows Worth Watching This Summer

There are plenty of reasons to watch TV this summer, writes The Wrap’s Kimberly Potts. Among the 56 shows that she details are TNT’s new “Dallas” series, the return of AMC drama “Breaking Bad,” the third season of A&E’s “Storage Wars,” and ABC Family’s new original drama series “Bunheads.” She also recommends summer fare from MTV (“MTV Movie Awards”), The Weather Channel (“Hurricane Hunters”), TLC (“Craft Wars”), FX (“Anger Management”), USA (“Suits”) and Discovery Channel (“Shark Week”).

The networks mentioned above are available to all or virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.

TLC Marks Royal Wedding With Anniversary Special

A year after the royal wedding, TLC will present “William & Kate: One Year Later,” a look back at the couple’s journey since walking down the aisle, as well as how the wedding impacted the lives of those around them. It will air tomorrow night at 9 p.m. ET. The special will be followed by “My Mother Diana,” a look at how Princess Diana’s life shaped Prince William.

TLC is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic service.

Marathon Madness: More Than Hoops on Cable

If you’re looking for some non-basketball fare to watch during the NCAA tournament, consider the following options over the next two days. Many cable networks are serving up back-to-back episodes of their popular series, running them opposite tournament games tonight and tomorrow.

This evening, History Channel will air six hours of its hit series “Swamp People” while Discovery Channel will run four hours of  “Auction Kings.” A six-hour “Project Runaway All Stars” marathon can be seen on Lifetime Television. A&E has scheduled nine hours of “The First 48,” its documentary reality series. On both Thursday and Friday evening, TLC will show six hours of “Four Weddings” episodes.

On Friday, A&E will present a full evening of “Storage Wars.” USA Network has scheduled a day-long “NCIS Mark Madness Marathon,” featuring 11 hours of “NCIS” programming starring Mark Harmon. Also, a repeat of the series-ending episodes of “Gold Rush: Season 2” and an after-show will air on Discovery Channel.

History Channel, Discovery Channel, Lifetime Television. A&E, TLC and USA Network are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.