TLC to Capture Pivotal Milestones in ‘This Is Life Live’ Special (EXCLUSIVE)

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TLC cameras will capture genuine, on-the-spot reactions to major moments in families’ lives in the new special “This Is Life Live,” Variety has learned exclusively. The four-night event will follow people in real time as they experience some of the most profound, life-changing moments they have ever known.

Premiering April 23 at 10 p.m., each episode will go live from different locations across the country, sharing two unique stories of families and their loved ones as they experience an epic, pivotal moment. Every hour will delve into moments such as seeing a woman walk for the first time and watching a father be reunited with a long-lost family member, to witnessing a deaf parent hearing a child say “I love you.”

Each night, immediately following the show, viewers at home will have the chance to have their questions answered by the participants in the live digital after show. “This Is Life Live” is produced for TLC by Fly on the Wall Entertainment.

Of course, this is not the first live event built around a major life event from TLC. Back in June, the network broadcast a human birth on Facebook Live. The special event, “A Baby Story Live,” was billed as a reprise of the cabler’s “A Baby Story,” a docu-series following expecting mothers through their final weeks of pregnancy that debuted on the cable channel and Discovery in the late ’90s. TLC’s stunt came after a man in California said he inadvertently began publicly broadcasting his partner’s childbirth on Facebook, and then let it remain public after it went viral.

Watch a promo for “This Is Life Live” below.

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  1. Gail Edelman says:

    This mini series was one of the best shows on tv in many years. The real life stories were of both sadness and joy. In all cases joy was the climax of the stories. This series showed both ups and downs as we live everyday. I myself have experienced many downs in life from the loss of a parent at 3 years old,loss of the other parent as well as the death of three children.I have also experienced life threatening medical issues. However I’m glad to say I pulled through the medical problems. With so much negativity in this world we need to share positivity. it was also great to see selfless acts of kindness by others to help make someone elses life better. To Tammy,Kevin and Jaida for that which we saw in tonights story.They showed grace and kindness. I would like to thank the producers of this show for bringing these stories to us. I would very much love to see this show continue. The world needs to experience more happiness.

  2. nick says:

    The woman on the tonight show this is live on TLC is not deaf or hard of hearing no matter what anyone says she said that she was born hearing and lost her hearing at 12 well that is not considered deaf or hard of hearing because she got to hear all through out her childhood. I say this because I was born deaf with wholes in my ear drum and as well as many deaf and hard of hearing in america we can’t do any jobs that hearing people can do like join the military. I am sorry that she lost hear hearing but she is not deaf or hard of hearing.

  3. Jenna Smith says:

    This is life, is not! What a corny show! Awful, predictable, manipulative. I hate it. The same goes for Long Lost Family. They always manage to make it saccharine and hard to believe. That show is full of half-truths.

  4. Lola Howat says:

    Watched it last night and fell asleep during the commercial and missed whether that young man was able to walk down the aisle! How can I see it again?

  5. Mimi Rose says:

    Very heartfelt show, gonna be a big hit. Have always liked long lost family too! Always need tissues!

  6. Patty Williams says:

    All I remember is the pain of being diffevent. I’m different. 46 years old. Need a change in my life. Single mom. I am in need.

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