TLC adds pregnant inmates and taxidermy to slate

TLC has announced five new specials, covering unique medical conditions and interesting jobs and fitting the net's tagline of "Everyday people living extraordinary lives."
February 18, 2011

TLC has announced five new specials, covering unique medical conditions and interesting jobs and fitting the net’s tagline of “Everyday people living extraordinary lives.”

Babies Behind Bars, from Firecracker Films/Passion Distribution Limited and reversioned by Discovery Studios, is a two-part one hour special following pregnant inmates jockeying for a spot in a radical project in an Indiana female prison. The “baby dorm” allows chosen inmates to keep their babies with them while they serve their sentence. The specials are on February 24 and March 3 at 10/9c.

Heavily Ever After follows an oversized couple in their everyday struggles to get healthy, and is produced for TLC by Stephen David Entertainment, Inc. TLC will air two half-hour episodes back to back on March 6.

March 6 will see the premiere of one-hour special, Tiniest Tween: Kenadie’s Story. The special focuses on Kenadie, who has primordial dwarfism, and is embarking on the possibility of early onset of puberty at the age of seven, standing 33 inches tall and weighing 17 pounds.  Tiniest Tween is produced for TLC by Authentic Entertainment.

Stiletto Television and Discovery Studios deliver Taxidermy USA, a one-hour special profiling three families working in taxidermy. Airing on March 10, the series follows their hard work and the personal stories of their clients.

Another unusual job is the focus of Ultimate Cleaners, highlighting a family in the business of cleaning up cases that nobody else wants, including rodent infestations, crime scenes and crack houses. Paper Route Productions is the prodco behind Ultimate Cleaners. Two half-hour episodes will air on March 20.

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