TLC has announced its summer programming, and it looks like there’s no summer vacation in the raising-the-kids-in-public business: scant weeks after season 4 ended, season 5 of Jon & Kate Plus Eight returns on May 25.
In other news, TLC will premiere the new series Cake Boss, which, added to Ace of Cakes on Food Network, brings us one step closer to my eventual dream of an all-cake channel.
An excerpt from the announcement after the jump:
On Monday, May 25 at 9 PM ET/PT, JON & KATE PLUS 8 will premiere its fifth season. Viewers will continue to follow the Gosselin family, comprised of parents Jon & Kate, plus eight-year-old twins and a set of sextuplets, as the family celebrates the sextuplets’ fifth birthday, tackle training the new puppies, and much more. The pop culture phenomenon’s season four finale was the most watched yet with more than 4.6 million viewers, and this season the show will debut its 100thepisode.
Immediately following at 10 PM ET/PT will be the series premiere of CAKE BOSS, focusing on master baker Buddy Valastro as he struggles to make his bakery in Hoboken, NJ a household name. Can his big Italian family help the celebrated cake-maker turn his father’s dream into a reality?
THE LITTLE COUPLE, following newlyweds Bill Klein and Jen Arnold, premieres on Tuesday, May 26 at 10 PM ET/PT. Picking up where the successful special LITTLE PEOPLE JUST MARRIED left off, Bill, a successful businessman, and Jen, a pediatrician, who are both under four feet tall, will share their unique perspectives on life, love, and marriage.
The week wraps up in style when iconic series WHAT NOT TO WEAR unveils all-new episodes starting Friday, May 29 at 9 PM ET/PT, returning with more makeovers that transform the fashion-challenged from the inside and out. Hosts Stacy London and Clinton Kelly are back and the seventh season is bigger than ever, starting with the premiere featuring 90’s celebrity Mayim Bialik (Blossom).
Next, TLC will air a brand-new special that takes viewers inside the world of high-end weddings as thrown by New York City’s premiere event planning company Fête. In WEDDED TO PERFECTION, owners Jung Lee and Josh Brooks – a husband and wife team – pull the strings as couples plan to tie the knot, resulting in an unforgettable wedding event.