TLC Casting: How to Get on ’90 Day Fiancé,’ ‘Long Lost Family’ and Other TLC Shows

You’re already addicted to TLC shows like 90 Day Fiancé and Long Lost Family. But what if you want to take things to the next level? Reality TV show producers are always looking for people who are willing to open their lives up to the cameras, warts and all. If you’re dreaming of reality TV stardom, these TLC shows are currently casting.

90 Day Fiancé casting

90 Day Fiancé

Jorge and Anifsa on 90 Day Fiancé | TLC

TLC is casting for the original version of 90 Day Fiancé, as well as two spin-off shows. If your husband- or wife-to-be is planning on entering the U.S. on a K-1 visa, you could be selected to be on the show.

Producers are also looking for long-distance couples who are planning to meet in person for the first time to appear on Before the 90 Days. In addition, they’re looking for Americans who are planning to relocate to another country for love to appear on a new show called 90 Day the Other Way. If you think you’re the right fit for any of those shows, you can email

Trading Spaces casting

The rebooted version of Trading Spaces is looking for homeowners and designers to appear on the show.

Training Spaces: Up-and-coming designers are invited to audition for this digital series hosted by Paige Davis. The winner gets to work with a Trading Spaces designer on an episode of the show. You can apply here.

Trading Spaces: The rebooted Trading Spaces is on the hunt for homeowners willing to let their neighbors (and a Trading Spaces designer) redo a room in their home. You and your neighbors can apply here.

Other TLC casting calls  

eremiah Brent and Nate Berkus

Jeremiah Brent and Nate Berkus of Nate & Jeremiah By Design | Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Target

If you’re a young grandmother, suffering from serious acne, or planning a wedding, TLC wants to hear from you. The network is currently casting for the following shows.

Unexpected: TLC is looking for pregnant teens “who appear to be between the ages of 14-18” with due dates between March and June of 2019 to appear on Unexpected. Young grandmothers-to-be are also invited to apply. You can submit your name, location, contact info, recent photo and a short description of your story to

Dr. Pimple Popper: If you have a rash, psoriasis, severe acne, blackheads, or other skin problems, you can apply to be on Dr. Pimple Popper and get your condition treated by Dr. Lee. Email your contact info, photo, and a description of your condition and how it’s affected you to

Nate & Jeremiah by Design: Homeowners in the Los Angeles area whose home needs some serious design help can apply to have Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent transform their abode. Email for more info.

Long Lost Family: If you’re struggling to locate long-lost family members, this show could help you reconnect. You can find an application and more info here.

Say Yes to the Dress: Brides-to-be searching for the dress of their dreams can apply to be on Say Yes to the Dress by filling out an application on the Kleinfeld website.

Will I get paid to be on reality TV? 

Some reality shows pay participants, but not all of them. The couples on 90 Day Fiancé reportedly earn $1,000 per episode. But the brides on Say Yes to the Dress aren’t compensated (nor do they get a free designer gown). Each show is different, and you’ll learn more about compensation (or lack thereof) if you’re selected for a show.

Other ways to get cast on a reality show

While many shows put out casting calls and invite people to submit their information, producers are known to contact people directly if they think they might be a good match for a show, according to Backstage. If a person who says they are a producer contacts you on social media, there’s a good chance they’re legit. However, you should verify their identity before sharing your personal information.

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