TV is loaded with some bizarre shows these days as networks try and fill 24 hours of programming and stand out from the several hundred other options we now have.  TLC has to rate with the best (or worse) when it comes to the shows offered and here are just a few and the descriptions given by the network.

Breaking Amish- Get an unprecedented look into a rarely seen world, following four Amish people and one Mennonite as they start life again in New York City.

Abby and Brittany- Conjoined twins, Abby and Brittany, are preparing to graduate from college and start out on their own.

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo-Take an inside look into Alana’s word where the 6-year old pageant sensation proves that she is more than just a Go-Go Juice-drinking beauty queen.

Toddlers & Tiaras- Follows families on their quest for sparkly crowns, big titles and lots of cash.

Hoarding: Buried Alive-Explore the homes of extreme hoarders and see how the huge quantities of nonessential things impact the hoarders and their loved ones.

Long Island Medium-Theresa is a typical Long Island mom who has a very special gift.  She talks to the dead.

My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding-Follow the drama and dazzle of gypsy lives…that may be playing out in your U.S. neighborhood.

My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding- A visually arresting portrait of the secretive, extravagant, and surprising world of gypsies.

Sister Wives-Explore the complex daily life of a polygamist family.

Secret Princes-What happens when four members of international royalty leave their countries to live, work and search for love in America?  Will they find their princesses?

My Strange Addiction-Tells the compelling stories of people who are battling obsessive behaviors on the verge of taking over their lives.

19 Kids and Counting-The Duggar family may well be the best-known large family in history.  See how this amazing family manages with 19 kids.

There are more sort of normal shows like Cake Boss, Say Yes to the Dress and the Next Great Baker but clearly the network is making its mark with bizarre so-called realty shows.  One can only wonder: what’s next?