POP THE CHAMPAGNE! TLC’S ‘DR. PIMPLE POPPER’ KICKS OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH BRAND NEW EPISODES STARTING JANUARY 3RD AT 9:00p.m. ET/PT

Special ’12 Pops of Christmas’ Serves Holiday Fun Thursday, December 13 at 9:00p.m. ET/PT

TLC GO Original Series ‘This is Zit’ Returns December 13 With All New Episodes

(Los Angeles) –  Everyone’s favorite pimple popping, world renowned dermatologist is back for the New Year! TLC’s DR. PIMPLE POPPER returns with all new episodes featuring Dr. Lee with her scalpel and splash guard, rescuing the skin and transforming lives, one patient at a time beginning Thursday, January 3 at 9:00 p.m.ET/PT.

“We are thrilled to bring DR. PIMPLE POPPER fans more episodes of this one-of- a -kind series,” said Howard Lee, President and General Manager of TLC. “Dr. Lee is so passionate about helping others on their journey to feeling better about themselves and living lives free of embarrassment, it is evidenced by the fans who tune-in each week to see her tackle new cases.”

In the premiere episode, Dr. Lee treats several different patients with debilitating skin ailments including: April, who is covered in bumps that have disfigured her arms; Genner, who has flown all the way from the Philippines to have Dr. Lee help with his bumpy nose; and Chris, who suffers from psoriasis that nearly covers his entire body and a bump on his head.

For those fans bursting with anticipation of the series’ return, the previously announced 12 POPS OF CHRISTMAS, a 90-minute holiday special will air Thursday, December 13th at 9:00p.m. ET/PT. Fans of Dr. Lee can also get into the holiday spirit by entering the 12 Pops of Christmas Giveaway. Starting December 1, popaholics can enter to win irre-cyst-able prizes at TLCme.com/12PopsGiveaway. Every day until December 13, a different prize will be revealed.

The popular TLC GO Original series, Dr. Pimple Popper: This is Zit, also makes its explosive return on December 13. In the new season, Dr. Lee shares all the gory details behind some of her most difficult pops. Viewers can download the free TLC GO app or visit TLC.com/ThisIsZit to watch the series.

The freshman season of DR. PIMPLE POPPER was TLC’s highest rated freshman series since 2013, averaging 2.7M total viewers.  Join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #DrPimplePopper, and ‘Like’ Dr. Pimple Popper: This is Zit on Facebook.

Dr. Pimple Popper is produced by Ping Pong Productions for TLC.

ABOUT Dr. Sandra Lee aka Dr. Pimple Popper

Dr. Sandra Lee aka Dr. Pimple Popper / Founder of Award Winning SLMD Skincare’s social media influence is international and she impressively pulls in 2-5 million views per day, 80-90 million views per month, 2.7 million followers on Instagram, Facebook posts reaching upwards of 5-6 Million users, 400-500K views per Snapchat story and nearly 4 Million subscribers on YouTube where the Dr. Pimple Popper videos have been watched 2.5 BILLION times.  

ABOUT TLC

Offering remarkable real-life stories without judgment, TLC shares everyday heart, humor, hope, and human connection with programming genres that include fascinating families, heartwarming transformations, and life’s milestone moments. TLC is a top 10 network across key female demos.

TLC is a global brand available in more than 87 million homes in the US and 279 million households around the world. Viewers can enjoy their favorite shows anytime, anywhere through TLC GO – the network’s TVE offering featuring live and on demand access to complete seasons. A destination online, TLC.com offers in-depth fan sites and exclusive original video content. Fans can also interact with TLC on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest. TLC is part of Discovery (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), reaching 3 billion cumulative viewers in more than 220 countries and territories to satisfy curiosity and captivate superfans with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands.