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In turning to sisters, Sophie LaMontagne and Katherine Kallinis, TLC is hoping the business partners can carry some the huge, frosting-on-top success of their Georgetown Cupcake over to the Discovery Communications‘ channel. Or at least carry it through a long, hot summer.

D.C. Cupcakes, the six-part TLC series about the sisters and the thrills and chills of running their cupcakery, debuts next Friday, July 16, with back-to-back episodes. I’m not sure what TLC is trying to communicate by programming two episodes in a row, but I fear it’s this: We better air these suckers while people still care.

You can watch a few short videos from D.C. Cupcakes over on the TLC website and judge for yourself.

Personally, I think TLC is looking for filler until it finally unleashes this ratings Yeti: Sarah Palin’s Alaska, in which the former ‘drill, baby, drill” governor gives us a warm-and-fuzzy tour of her home state. Complete with aerial wolf hunting, we presume.

Photo courtesy of TLC