Toddlers & Tiaras
|Toddlers & Tiaras|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||7|
|No. of episodes||103 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||42 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Authentic Entertainment|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||September 7, 2008– present|
|Related shows||Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Toddlers & Tiaras is an American reality television series on TLC. The series debuted on January 27, 2009. The pilot for the series aired on September 7, 2008. The series follows the families of contestants in child beauty pageants.
|Season||Episodes||Season Premiere||Season Finale|
|1||9||January 27, 2009||April 14, 2009|
|2||18||July 22, 2009||February 17, 2010|
|3||18||June 2, 2010||February 23, 2011|
|4||14||June 15, 2011||September 21, 2011|
|5||31||January 4, 2012||February 8, 2013|
|6||13||June 5, 2013||October 16, 2013|
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." 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. 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."
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. 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.
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- "TLC Takes You Back Inside the Reality of Child Beauty Pageants". Retrieved December 29, 2012.
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- 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.
- Bill Bundy. "The Latest 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Costume Controversy". MSN. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
- "Featured show: Toddlers and Tiaras 5". tlc. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
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- 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.
- Amy Graff (August 31, 2012). "'Toddlers & Tiaras' scandal: 4-year-old Destiny smokes cigarette on stage". SFGate. Retrieved September 23, 2012.
- 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.
- "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo! Premieres August 8 @ 10|9c". TLC. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
- "TLC Gets Competitive on Wednesday Nights with "Toddlers & Tiaras" and "Cheer Perfection"". Retrieved December 25, 2012.