The learning channel a dating story
Danielle plans a romantic Valentine's Day dinner for Adam, but things don't go as planned. The sextuplets celebrate their 13th birthday outdoor style, with the girls being pampered & the boys roughing it. With the quints hitting the 'terrible twos' the Busbys are busier than ever!I'm not suggesting that TLC slide down the slippery slope to strippers and whipped cream, but TLC's wedding world doesn't seem any more real than the one on Fox.The parents always beam over the new addition to their family, the religious leader officiating the ceremony always offers a soundbite that praises the couple as an ideal for young people today. Then we follow them through the process from decorating the nursery to breathing through pain in the delivery room.
And TLC is one of Discovery Communication’s most valuable assets.The fate of the show is obviously being orchestrated at the highest levels of the company.” (It’s not the first time that TLC has had to deal with accusations of sexual abuse involving one of its reality TV stars incidentally.Last year, the network cancelled after reports surfaced that Mama June Shannon was dating a convicted sex offender – a man who’d molested one of her daughters.) These stories – heck, its whole programming line-up, with or without sex scandals – often prompt observations like “Remember when TLC used to be called ‘The Learning Channel’?Duggar, then a juvenile, had been brought to the Arkansas State Police by his father, but the state trooper – himself later convicted of child pornography – had apparently never followed up.
(TMZ claims that Duggar has admitted to molesting 5 girls when he was a teen, including his sisters.) It’s a rather stunning revelation about someone whose family’s fame rests not just on its size – Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar have 19 children – but on its devout Christianity.Parents Jeanette and Greg have spent the years finding doctors to treat their daughter, while fighting the discrimination and misconceptions associated with what it means to be transgender.