Tune in alert and program highlights for TLC’s primetime schedule for the weeks of January 6th and 13th.
WEEK OF JANUARY 6TH (as of 1.3.13)
OF NOTE THIS WEEK:
MY 600LB. LIFE (Season 2) – Tuesday, January 7
GYPSY SISTERS (Season 2) – Thursday, January 9
ESCAPING THE PROPHET – Tuesday, January 7
ESCAPING THE PROPHET is a new series that follows ex-FLDS member Flora Jessop on her mission to take down one of the most reportedly dangerous polygamist cults in America. Flora, a social activist and advocate for abused children, had endured extreme abuse during her life in the church, until she escaped at the age of 16. Now, she works closely with law enforcement, the Attorney General of Arizona, and a network of inside informants to help rescue runaways and extract victims within the community, as well as help empower families who choose to stay and fight. Using her difficult memories and her passion to help others, she works to deliver justice to the very people that she feels wronged her.
90 DAY FIANCÉ – Sunday, January 12
In the new TLC series 90 DAY FIANCÉ, viewers follow as five couples (one exclusively playing out on tlc.com) explore the complicated world of international romance. Four of the relationships will play out through six one-hour episodes on TLC, while one relationship will air exclusively on TLC.com. Using a unique visa (known as a K-1 Visa) available to foreign fiancés of American citizens, these women have the opportunity to travel to the US to live with their overseas fiancés for the first time. The couples must marry before their visas expire in 90 days or the women must immediately leave the US and return to their home countries. In addition to living together for the first time, these couples must overcome language barriers, culture shock, the stigma of the “Mail Order Bride,” and skeptical friends and family – all with the ticking clock starting the moment they step foot on US soil. Taking the life-altering chance on a cross-border romance, these foreign brides-to-be and their potential husbands will discover whether if their happily ever after is meant to be.
MONDAY, JANUARY 6
CAKE BOSS – “VIVA CAKE BOSS!”
Buddy must create a Cinco De Mayo cake for a local mariachi band’s fiesta. But when Buddy changes the cake design without telling the clients, will they serenade him with praise or send him packing? Later, a local salon requests a spa-inspired cake to celebrate their grand opening. Buddy’s wife and sisters visit the salon for mega makeovers in the process, but will the results be marvelous or just a mistake?
CAKE BOSS – “PIMP MY CAKE”
Buddy gets an order for a Low Rider car cake that really bounces! An event promoter wants a Coliseum cake for a Roman costume party, which means Buddy and his team need to dress the part too. Later, Buddy and the team take a yoga class, Hoboken-style.
BAKERY BOSS – “BAKED EUPHORIA”
Baked Euphoria was founded to give customers a sugar high. But with declining business, now it’s owner Bonnie who needs a pick-me-up. Can Buddy repair the low morale and fix the menu before this business becomes a complete downer?
TUESDAY, JANUARY 7
MY 600LB. LIFE – “ZSALYNN’S STORY”
Zsaylnn, once known as the “Fat Girl Rock Star” – married a man who loves large women. But now that she weighs over 600lbs., she urgently needs to lose weight to turn her life around. She desperately wants to be the mother her daughter deserves, and genuinely fears dying prematurely because of her weight. But can Zsalynn succeed with a husband who doesn’t support her goals?
ESCAPING THE PROPHET – “A FAMILY TORN APART”
Flora Jessop returns to the infamous FLDS town of Colorado City to help Lenora, a single mother, escape with her six kids. Lenora is prepared to leave, but her heavily indoctrinated children refuse to follow, and even attempt to undermine the plans. Can Flora unite this family and get them out of Colorado City before the FLDS permanently tears them apart?
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8
MY STRANGE ADDICTION - “PROUD TO BE PLASTIC”
Twenty years ago, 44-year-old Lacey discovered the power of beauty with her first breast enhancement. Since then, the mother of six has had at least 30 plastic surgeries and spent more than $250,000 building the most extreme body in the world. But Lacey still isn’t happy with her cartoon-like curves. Soon, she plans to go under the knife yet again to double the size of her breasts to a shocking QQQ. Will Lacey’s children be able to convince her to give up her addiction to augmentation or will she undergo another procedure in her quest to build the most “perfect” body?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 9
GYPSY SISTERS – “GYPSIES UNLEASHED”
As the road trip comes to an end, Robbie makes a surprise appearance in Tennessee. Back in Martinsburg, JoAnn and Sheena decide to plan a girl’s day trip to a winery to keep the fun going. But no outing is complete without a dramatic Mellie outburst!
GYPSY SISTERS – “IT’S BEEN ONE LONG, HOT SUMMER”
As the summer ends, the ladies settle into their new beginnings. Kayla organizes a luau bash for the clan, Mellie plans a baptism for baby Richard, and Sheena & Annie mend their marriages. Later at the luau, Mellie lashes out at JoAnn, who finally fights back.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 10
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA: UNVEILED – “THERE’S NO “I” IN GROOM”
Full of tweets, facts, and bonus scenes! In this episode, Samantha brings her fiancé dress shopping against her mom’s wishes. Kelsey asks her best friend to help her pick a wedding dress but their visions don’t agree. In for her final fitting, Katie hopes her weight loss won’t cause too many more alterations.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA – “IT TAKES TWO”
Jenee has every detail set for her big day – except for the dress! Country girl, Jessica has a specific vision in mind for her gown. But her sister-in-law’s city taste could stand in the way. At her fitting, Leslie is still looking for her mom’s approval.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA – “SHINY, HAPPY, BLING!”
After spending her youth in outfits covered in bling, Emily wants to wear a traditional gown on her big day. Fashionista Diana is looking for a strapless gown, but her mom has other ideas. At her fitting, Jackie and her mom’s idea of the perfect dress clash.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW – “CAN YOU DROP IT LIKE IT’S HOT?”
Vivacious Terron knows what she wants: a royal wedding and a body-hugging gown to match! Her mother’s dress, handmade by her aunt, doesn’t fit the bill and makes her feel... like a ‘sausage.’ Kelly and Sam have their hands full with this outspoken bride!
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW – “MAYBE I WON’T PAY FOR THE WEDDING!”
Doctor Erika is a bride who isn’t typically emotional when making decisions. Having not tried on any wedding dresses, her Mom is adamant on Erika wearing her 1970s gown. Unexpected emotions surface and Erika is torn between her head and her heart.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER – “FROZEN”
Doctors struggle to save a young man brought to the ER frozen and pulseless; a man becomes deathly ill while attending his own anniversary party; and an embarrassing hidden secret prohibits a heart attack patient from being rushed to the OR for surgery.
SEX SENT ME TO THE ER – “HOT IN VEGAS”
A couple must rush to the ER after a hot time in a Las Vegas hotel room; while on a hiking date, things go wrong when a couple attempts to have sex in a tree; and a young woman dislocates her jaw and doesn’t want her father to know how it happened.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 12
SISTER WIVES – “POLYGAMIST FLASH MOB”
It’s Mariah and Aspyn’s graduation day and Meri has a complete meltdown. Later, the Browns throw a party for the two girls, featuring what may be the very first “polygamist flash mob.” There’s even a fortune teller who sees a fifth wife in Kody’s future.
90 DAY FIANCE – “I GOT MY VISA!”
Just off the plane from Brazil, Alan decides to take Kirlyam on a stroll down the Hollywood “Walk of Fame.” But with all of the attention Kirlyam is getting, will Alan’s jealousy get the best of him? Mike has taken out a second mortgage on his house to bring Aziza from Russia to America. Will Mike’s gamble payoff? A divorced dad with two boys, Louis has finally found true love with Aya from the Philippines. Is Aya ready to become an “instant” mom to two young boys or will the pressure be too much? And, it was love at first site for Russ and Paola. But, will city girl Paola from Colombia want to settle into Russ’ country lifestyle once she finds out they will be living with his parents?
WEEK OF JANUARY 13TH (as of 1.3.13)
OF NOTE THIS WEEK:
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO (Season 2) – Thursday, January 16
TRAILER PARK: WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR (Season 2) – Thursday, January 16
UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER (Season 8) – Saturday, January 18
SEX SENT ME TO THE ER (Season 1) – Saturday, January 18
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
CAKE BOSS – “NEXT GREAT BRIDE”
Next Great Baker Ashley is getting married this week, and Buddy is making the wedding cake and groom’s cake. Sounds like an easy order except that Ashley’s vision for the cakes includes taxidermy animals and ping-pong! Will Buddy be able to deliver the cake of her dreams?
CAKE BOSS – “CARLO’S COWBOYS”
This week, Buddy saddles up to create a giant cake – a cowboy riding a horse for a professional rodeo association. In return, the cowboys agree to show Buddy's family a good time at the rodeo! Also, a couple who are surprising their families with an impromptu wedding asks Buddy to make them a cake for their top-secret celebration.
BAKERY BOSS – “LIDIA’S BAKESHOP & CAFÉ”
Lidia’s mother Maria gave her all the resources she needed to open her own bakery in Dobbs Ferry, NY. But was it too much too soon for this talented but unprepared baker? The bakery lacks any type of organization and all of the stress is giving Lidia panic attacks. Buddy tries to mend the family while also giving Lidia the business knowledge she needs to run a successful bakery.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
MY 600LB. LIFE – “OLIVIA’S STORY”
Battling severe depression in the wake of a suicide attempt, 46-year old Olivia hasn’t left her Chicago basement in two years. With one last chance at a new life, Olivia will travel to Houston with the hope of having a life-changing weight loss surgery.
ESCAPING THE PROPHET – “FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM”
Flora risks her life to help Ruth, a known FLDS whistleblower who has reported instances of abuse, even by her own father. Ruth is ready to leave, but worries for her estranged daughter. Can Flora convince Ruth to escape before the FLDS’ threats escalate?
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15
MY STRANGE ADDICTION - “CHEWS DIRTY DIAPERS/ADDICTED TO LEECHES”
Two years ago, 22-year-old Keyshia developed a strange addiction – chewing on and smelling dirty diapers. Since then, she has been filling her cupboards, drawers and purse with pee-soaked diapers to satisfy her cravings. Will she be able to quit before her fiancé has had enough? And 50-year-old Vladimir turned to leeches believing they would heal him after a devastating car accident. Instead, he quickly became hooked on the vampire-like feeling. Now, he’ll attach up to 12 leeches at a time to his body to satisfy his craving despite the risk of infection. Will Vladimir realize the dangers of his addiction before he causes irreversible damage?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 16
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO – “THE MANPER”
With the house full of girls, Sugar Bear decides he needs some man space so he gets a Man Camper, or Manper. While Sugar Bear enjoys his Manper, Pumpkin primps the girls with waxing and blackhead removal at her at-home “Poot Poot Salon.” And the family reunites for a trip to the Redneck Games.
HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO – “THE BIRDS AND THE BOOS”
Anna and Jessica have boyfriends, and June is not ready to be a Grandmother (again). June and Sugar Bear each have painfully awkward sex talks with the older girls and their boyfriends. Meanwhile, Alana is feeling left out and needs a new hobby.
TRAILER PARK: WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR – “SOMETHING’S FISHY IN THE MANOR”
When Becky is put in charge of Myrtle Manor, she’s tested by another trailer park claiming to be the best. Jared investigates why Chelsey is lying and how she is paying the bills. And things don’t go as planned when Amanda organizes the trailer park’s annual 4th of July party.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 17
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA: UNVEILED – “BRIDES BY THE NUMBERS”
Full of tweets, facts, and bonus scenes! In this episode, bride Lindsey could leave the store empty-handed when her big entourage forgets to consider her vision. After trying on more than 75 dresses, picky bride Monica has yet to find the one. Princess-obsessed Natalie surprises everyone at her dress fitting.
SAY YES TO THE DRESS: ATLANTA – “TWELVE’S A CROWD”
Bride Donnetta brought twelve friends to help her find a dress that puts her in the spotlight. But will her unruly group let the bride’s voice be heard? Bride Chelsea wants a gown that shows off her curves, but her southern family has other ideas. In for her final fitting, Bride Hannah hopes her sister will support her unique shoe choice.
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW – “TALL ORDER BRIDE”
Bridget is six-feet tall, ready to marry her elementary school sweetheart. But her prison guard Mom has firm views on modesty with no problem expressing it! She’s quick to insert her opinion on any of Bridget’s ideas for a dress. The family dress was worn by Bridget’s Mom and Grandma, so pressure to keep tradition alive is on! Kelly and Sam are “under the gun” with this bride!
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW – “THIS DRESS KICKS YOUR DRESS TO THE CURB!”
Karina is a working mom of two who hasn't had time to be a bride. She's looking for a form-fitting dress that has some spice! With only three months left, Mom has offered up her modest, puffy-sleeved gown - but will sentiment be enough to win Karina over?
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER – “HIT BY A TRAIN”
A mountain biker has multiple injuries and her boyfriend has multiple fainting spells; a man’s legs are severed when he’s run over by a train; a drunken bachelor helps reveal the secret of a mystery nurse that has been working in the ER.
SEX SENT ME TO THE ER – “VALENTINE’S SURPRISE”
A man gets a Valentine’s surprise when he breaks out in a rash after intimacy with his girlfriend, a professional fighter incurs a major injury in bed; a man dressed as a vampire comes the ER with a concussion and his girlfriend can’t remember the cause
SUNDAY, JANUARY 19
SISTER WIVES – “EPISODE TITLE TBD”
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