When something horrible happens, your first thought, no matter what your faith is, is to pray. Each Sunday at 10p, TLC’s Answered Prayers tells the stories of people’s prayers who were answered in their most desperate time of need.
In tonight’s season premiere, it is a beautiful day in Henryville, Indiana, but the meteorologists are predicting a huge storm. The Gilles family start their day off normally and send their three kids to school and the husband goes to work. Then when he feels the storm is coming, he calls his wife and says let’s prepare for it. She thinks he is crazy because the sun is shining. She eventually gives in and picks up her kids from the school bus they were riding home on. When they get home, she grabs all the blankets in the house, the kids’ bicycle helmets and locks all 4 of them in the closet. Her husband comes home just as the E4 tornado comes barreling towards their house. The 5 of then huddle together as the tornado lifts their home and catapults them the distance of 3 football fields. When they are finally back on the ground they are scattered all over the place and the parents are injured. How will they find their three kids amongst all of the debris. Just when it seems it can’t get any worse, the sky darkens and another tornado comes their way. Will anyone rescue them before it is too late? All they have to go on in prayer, but is that enough?
Then in Florida a father mows the lawn on a lawnmower as his son rides bike near him. When the dad puts the lawnmower in reverse, he didn’t realize his 3 year old son got off the bike and it right behind him. Then he feels a bump and sees his son’s leg under the machine. He lifts it up off his boy and carries him to a neighbor who is a nurse. The father is devastated and can’t stop feeling guilty over what he did. The doctors tell him son will be OK, but they are not sure they can save his leg. Eventually they do, but his leg will never function like a normal one. After 4 years of pain and countless surgeries, 7 year old Jake tells his parents he wants his bad leg amputated. The father feels awful and now Jake’s parents have to decide if amputation is the right thing to do. The night before the surgery, his parents pray for a sign that they are making the right choice. As they are driving to the hospital, they get that sign. A sign that could only come from Gd. What it is, you will have to tune in to see.
Answered Prayers is told by the people who lived the life changing events, visualized with reenactments and Roma Downey narrates the segments. No matter what your faith, Answered Prayers is the perfect show to end your weekend with. When it is done, it will make you want to hug your loved ones a little tighter and tell them how much you love them. How many shows cause that reaction?
Months after news broke that Josh Duggar allegedly molested 4 of his sisters and an underage babysitter when he was a teenager, TLC has finally cancelled 19 Kids and Counting.
Here is the statement about the cancellation and the upcoming documentary:
After thoughtful consideration, TLC and the Duggar family have decided to not move forward with 19 Kids and Counting. The show will no longer appear on the air.
The recent attention around the Duggars has sparked a critical and important conversation about child protection.
Over these past weeks, TLC has consulted regularly with leading victims’ rights and advocacy organizations in the U.S., including RAINN and Darkness to Light, to discuss how to use this moment to address the issue and make a positive impact. Unfortunately, child sexual abuse is not an isolated issue; it affects many children and families around the world. To that end, we are partnering with both organizations on a multi-platform campaign to raise awareness and educate parents and families about the issue. In the first phase of this initiative, TLC will work closely with both groups and with the Duggar family on a one-hour documentary that will include Jill and Jessa and other survivors and families that have been affected by abuse.
TLC has been especially concerned for the victims in this situation, including the Duggar family, and it is our hope that this effort will help those in need learn where to turn for information and help. The documentary will be commercial free, and we anticipate it will air later this summer.
I don’t blame TLC for waiting to cancel it because it was one of their top-rated shows. It is a money game, and the show was making them money. I am very proud of them for making the right decision and finally cancelling the show. I also respect them for doing a documentary about abuse. It is not their fault this happened, but it is good to see that they are trying to rectify the situation.
Tonight at 9p on Investigation Discovery’s The Hunt for Ted Bundy we learn how the detectives were able to finally capture the infamous serial killer not once but twice.
During the early ’70s, Seattle was safe place, but then things all changed. A serial killer came to town and he was killing young women. Now the quiet town, was screaming with murder.
The detectives did not have much to go on in their search. All they knew was his possible name, a sketch and what type of car he drove.
Remember this is the early ’70s, they didn’t have the technology we have today. Former Detectives Kathy McChesney and Bob Keppel will tell you how they were able to use what little information they had in order to trap their killer before he killed again.
Not only was the technology much harder to capture their suspect, it also made it harder to identify their victims. The only way they could identify them was via their dental records. Keppel tells us how he memorized their X-ray, so when he finally found their remains he was able to know which girl was which.
Eventually the killings stopped in Washington, but they fear he has moved on. He has and he is finally captured and arrested in Colorado for the murders he committed there. One night Keppel will get a call that will change everything. Bundy escaped and no one knows where he is.
Things are quiet for a while, and then the murdering starts again in Florida. Eventually the cops will catch him and you will never believe how.
Once he is in their hands, they try him for the murders in their state. He is found guilty and sentenced to death. Days before his execution, Bundy asks to meet with Keppel. When the two men meet, Keppel recorded what Bundy told him. He has not listened to those tapes since 1989 until this show. To watch his face as he hears Bundy’s voice says it all. Then you realize you are hearing Bundy in his voice as he describes how he killed and deposed of some of his victims.
I have seen many movies and documentaries about Ted Bundy, and I think this is the best one. It is really intriguing to hear the detectives who actually worked on the case talk about it.
Whether you are interested in Ted Bundy and/or serial killers or not, you will find The Hunt for Ted Bundy really interesting to watch.
The Tennessee Wraith Chasers are back with a new season on Destination America and tonight at 9p they Ghost Asylum to Rolling Hills Asylum in Upstate NY. The asylum has seen over 1,700 people die within its walls and not everyone has moved on. There is a mean doctor, an evil nurse and a gentle giant who are known to still inhabit the halls and TWC wants to make contact with them. Alone at night they will make contact with more than one soul when they make their voices heard. TWC will try different techniques to communicate with residents and the staff and they will do something I’ve never seen done on any other paranormal show. When they find out that Nurse Edna is about to celebrate her 135th birthday, they buy her cake and sing Happy Birthday to her. Will it work? You just have to tune in to see who blows out the candles to find out.
Josh Groban parents are both only children, so he doesn’t know too much about his family tree. Tonight at 10p on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are?, he learns a lot about his ancestors going back to the late 1600’s. The singer’s search focuses on his 8X great grandfather, Johann Jacob Zimmerman, who lived in Germany, and the two family members have a lot in common.
Even though Zimmerman’s father was a craftsman, Johann did not follow in his father’s footsteps. Instead, he want to University and became a music teacher. Besides teaching music and singing, he was a Deacon at his Lutheran Church. If that is not enough, he also studied astronomy and mathematics, and wrote 12 books on the topic.
In 1680, Johann saw something great in the sky from his Church that changed his whole life and his family’s lives. Something so astronomical that Isaac Newton wrote about him in his book, Book 3 of Isaac Newton’s Principia.
What is it? How did it change everything for Groban’s lineage? You just have to watch this extremely compelling episode of Who Do You Think You Are? to find out.
Groban will discover the answers to these questions when he travels to Germany. When arrives there, he visits the archives. From there he goes to the University that his 8X great grandfather was a student. His next stop is to the church that Johann worked a Deacon and made the discovery that changed everything. A discovery that revolutionized his way of thinking so much so that he had to beg the local Duke to keep his job at the Church. This revelation leads Groban to his final stop, the archives of the Lutheran Church. There he learns about all the sacrifices Zimmerman made for his new beliefs. With the book almost closed on Groban’s research, there is one more astonishing fact that he finds out about Zimmerman that will blow him and you away.
When Groban’s search is concluded, he gets to reflect on his 8X Great Grandfather and how much they have in common. In some ways. It is almost like they are connected even though they lived almost three and a half centuries apart.
Maybe it is because I was a Religious Studies major, but I was completely enthralled with this episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Although I really think that I was so captivated by the show because his history is so unbelievable and interesting that you just want to know more and more. In fact, after the episode I concluded, I had to research Johann Jacob Zimmerman and I learned some more incredible facts about the impact he had on his time and ours.
Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and people will spend roughly $5 million buying the precious metal for their loved ones. We know what it looks it and where to buy it, but do you know where it comes from?
Discovery’s Gold Rush follows the men who find it and there is reason why it is so expensive. It is a lot of hard grueling work to find the metal and tonight at 9p you can see arduous task it is to unearth it.
The show follows two crews in north-western Canada as they use different types of machinery to dig up the gold. Working in freezing temperatures, long days and in the elements leads to things going wrong. Things you can anticipate. Just because you get the machinery working, doesn’t mean you have found gold. They think they literally have struck gold, but they come up with payless dirt.
On tonight’s episodes, they are weeks away from concluding their season. The pressure is on the crews to reach their goals. The Hoffmans are hoping to find 1,000 ounces (which is worth $1.2 million dollars) of it before it’s over, but they haven’t even discovered 800 ounces yet. Then there is 20-year-old Parker who wants to double what the Hoffman’s goal is. So far he has found over 1,500 ounces worth $1.8 million, and with 25% of goal left he has his work cut out for him.
The Hoffmans depend on Big Red to sort the gold out from the elements, but when a boulder accidentally gets stuck in the machine, their work comes to a grinding halt. They need to figure out a way to get the jammed rock out before everything is a complete wash. Will they be able to get it out in time so they can get closer to their goal? Or will their goal be stuck inside the monster machine with that huge rock?
Parker keeps coming up empty with his searches, and he is more determined than ever to find the gold. There’s only one problem, his bulldozer needs serious repair and it will be out of commission. One of his employees thinks he found a place that has a lot of gold, only problem it is under a river. Will they be up the creek? Or will they find a way to move the water to get to the gold? Then if they do move the water, will they be fools because there is no gold there?
At the end of the day, one crew will find $40,000 worth of gold, while the other one will find almost 6X that. Want to see $250,000 worth of beautiful gold looks like, then you will have to tune in tonight at 9p to find out.
While us women love wearing gold, men love watching this show that is in its fifth season. It has been the #1 show on television among all men for the last five weeks. In fact, it is also Discovery’s #1 show. When you check it out, you will see why. Even though it is called Gold Rush, it is a true adrenaline rush. These men are up against the clock. They don’t know if they are going to find any gold in the dirt. If they do find it, will the machinery work so they can separate it? If the machinery does work, does that mean they found a lot? There is so much that can go wrong and so much that can go right at the end of the day. It is all of those things that leads to a very thrilling ride in a bulldozer. A ride you want to be on every Friday at 9p.
Tonight at 10p on TLC’s Sex Sent Me to the ER, a couple get jungle fever between their legs when they get bitten by a centipede as they were having sex. No one wants to get that STI, Sexually Transmitted Insect. Ouch.
Another couple’s wedding night takes the cake and that sends them to the ER.
Finally the last couple party too hard on a party bus on the way to Mardi Gras and they spend their night in a hospital.
I can’t wait to see what tonight’s lessons are because I always learn something new and interesting I shouldn’t do in the bedroom.
My Strange Addiction is back on TLC tonight at 10p and it is strangely fascinating.
Tonight’s season premiere is all about Masking. Several men around the world dress up as living female dolls via Latex and Silicone masks and body suits. Most of them keep their persona a secret. They are afraid to go out in public dressed like that because they don’t know how or if strangers will accept them. Thankfully, there is a convention in Minnesota they can go to, to be themselves. Not only are they free to be who they are, they get to meet other people like them. This helps them to get the courage to tell others about their secret identity.
Not only do we get to go into their private lives and their convention, we also get to see one of the manufacturers of their female outerselves. They explain why they do it and what their customers are looking for.
At first when you see these people as Maskers, you think they are strange. But by the end of the hour, you understand why they do it. They aren’t hurting anyone, so I say let them do it.
If you are like me, then you probably never heard of Masking before My Strange Addiction. So tonight tune in to learn something new and to be interested in something you never thought would interest you. Who doesn’t need that every now and again, and you can get that every Wednesday night at 10p on TLC!
My Strange Addiction is coming back to TLC next Wednesday at 10p and the addictions are still strange. Coming up this season they have a woman who drinks air freshener up to 50 times a day. Then there is a 31 year old man who likes to play bedroom Bingo (o-o-o) with much older women. A woman who has been eating brick since she was 17, and I have to wonder what her poop is like. Be prepared to take a ride with a woman who is married to a Carnie. What’s so weird about that? Bruce in a carnival ride. Finally, there is 70 year old Robert, who dresses up in latex from head to as a female doll.
You got to give it to TLC, they always find the most interesting people to be part of their educational shows. I have learned so much from this show and Sex Sent Me to the ER, and no other network has taught me as many important lessons as they have.
Sex is all fun and games until someone gets hurt down there. Then it is time for Sex Sent Me to the ER on TLC at 10p.
A body builder and his girlfriend haven’t had sex for a week because he is preparing for a competition. After he wins the title, they decide to have hot steamy sex right then and there! Part of looking good for the competition is oiling up; and they are so horny, he doesn’t stop to shower. As we all know oil is slippery. While going at it, she slips and hurts herself down there. Now instead of celebrating with their friends, they are all taking a trip to the hospital. So what is causing the pain down there?
A man returns home from being stationed overseas and his girlfriend and him can’t wait to do it. After 8 hours of vigorous sex, nothing is coming out of him. Thinking it is just exhaustion, they decide to go to sleep. The next morning it happens again and the pain is unbearable. So what is causing him not to release? Yes, it can happen boys!
Finally, a couple comes into the ER and the wife can’t even walk because she is in so much pain down there. Not only is she is pain, she feels like she is literally on fire. As the nurse tries to find out what is going on, her conservative sister and her brother in law come in. Now the original couple won’t talk. What doesn’t she want her sister to know? What is causing her burning love?
Tonight’s lesson from Sex Sent Me to the ER, is don’t be embarrassed to tell the nurses and doctors that you were having sex because it only delays the help you desperately need. And no one wants to be in pain in their privates more than they have to be.