Toddlers & Tiaras

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Toddlers & Tiaras
Toddlers & Tiaras logo.png
Genre Reality
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 103 (List of episodes)
Production
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s) Authentic Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel TLC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run September 7, 2008 (2008-09-07) – present
Chronology
Related shows Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Cheer Perfection
External links
Website

Toddlers & Tiaras is an American reality television series on TLC. The series debuted on January 27, 2009.[1] The pilot for the series aired on September 7, 2008.[2] The series follows the families of contestants in child beauty pageants.[3][4][5]

Toddlers & Tiaras is now broadcast on TLC in the United Kingdom.[6]

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Season Premiere Season Finale
1 9 January 27, 2009 (2009-01-27) April 14, 2009 (2009-04-14)
2 18 July 22, 2009 (2009-07-22) February 17, 2010 (2010-02-17)
3 18 June 2, 2010 (2010-06-02) February 23, 2011 (2011-02-23)
4 14 June 15, 2011 (2011-06-15) September 21, 2011 (2011-09-21)
5 31 January 4, 2012 (2012-01-04) February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)
6 13[7] June 5, 2013 (2013-06-05) October 16, 2013 (2013-10-16)

Controversy[edit]

The show has generated some negative reactions over the costumes of some of its participants. In an August 2012 custody hearing surrounding a child on the show, a court appointed psychologist said, "Children adorned with pageantry identities are not 'playing' or 'pretending.' Instead, they are trained to closely resemble their adult counterparts."[8] One mother on the show was criticized for padding her daughter's chest to resemble Dolly Parton's and another was criticized for asking her daughter to smoke fake cigarettes on stage.[4][9] Sherri Shepherd said on The View, "Your job is to protect your child ... if you don't think pedophiles are watching this show, I have a bridge I want to sell you."[10]

Spin offs[edit]

A spin-off series, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, began on August 8, 2012. The series is a show mainly about one of the children, her parents and older sisters, and their lives unrelated to pageants.[11] Another spin-off, Cheer Perfection, began on December 21, 2012. The series is about several of the children and their families who were featured in some episodes of Toddlers & Tiaras. This series focuses on them and their all-star cheer club Cheer Time Revolution and the drama with the mothers around the gym unrelated to pageants.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TLC Traces Families in the Child Beauty Pageant Circuit with All New Docu-Series "Toddlers and Tiaras"". Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  2. ^ "TLC Takes You Back Inside the Reality of Child Beauty Pageants". Retrieved December 29, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Eden Wood, 6-Year-Old Star Of 'Toddlers and Tiaras,' Dresses Up For New York Restaurant Event (PHOTOS, POLL)". The Huffington Post. November 18, 2012. Retrieved September 23, 2012. "The pint-sized stars of "Toddlers and Tiaras," that controversial show on TLC about child beauty pageants..." 
  4. ^ a b Rebecca Adams (August 20, 2012). "Maddy Verst's Padded Bra On 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Might Cause Her Mother To Lose Custody (POLL)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ Bill Bundy. "The Latest 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Costume Controversy". MSN. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Featured show: Toddlers and Tiaras 5". tlc. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  7. ^ "TODDLERS & TIARAS on TLC". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 14, 2013. 
  8. ^ Meaghan Murphy (August 24, 2012). "'Toddlers & Tiaras' moms worried child beauty pageants can be used against them in custody cases". Fox News. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  9. ^ Amy Graff (August 31, 2012). "'Toddlers & Tiaras' scandal: 4-year-old Destiny smokes cigarette on stage". SFGate. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  10. ^ Andrea Canning (September 12, 2011). "Tot Dressed as Prostitute: 'Toddlers and Tiaras' Blasted for Airing Image of 3-Y-O Pageant Contestant in Racy Costume". ABC News. Retrieved September 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! Premieres August 8 @ 10|9c". TLC. Retrieved August 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ "TLC Gets Competitive on Wednesday Nights with "Toddlers & Tiaras" and "Cheer Perfection"". Retrieved December 25, 2012. 

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