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Upfronts 2013: TLC Picks Up Nine New Series

CompleteCoverage: Upfronts 2013

TLC will have 52 new and returning series on its programming
slate in 2013-14, including nine new projects announced on Thursday in advance
of Discovery Communications' upfront presentation.

The new series premiering in the second quarter are Family
S.O.S. with Jo Frost
, where the "Supernanny" helps fix fractured
families; and The Good Buy Girls, about two former pageant girls running
a struggling home shopping network.

In the third quarter, TLC has Alaskan Women Looking for
(working title), about five women from Alaska who travel to Miami in
search of romance; Cajun Paranormal (working title), about a pair of
Southerners operating the largest paranormal investigation company in
Louisiana; and My Teen Is Pregnant and So Am I, which was spun off of a
special, following mothers and their teenage daughters both expecting a baby.

Fourth quarter debuts are Ballroom Blitz (working
title), about amateur ballroom dancing enthusiasts; Best Funeral Ever,
which was expanded from a special last January, and goes inside a Dallas-based
funeral home that organizes unique ceremonies; Husband Hunters (working
title), about women focused on finding a spouse; and Women of Homicide,
which goes undercover to follow elite female homicide detectives.

Those series join the spinoff Breaking Amish:
Brave New World
announcedon Wednesday.