Romance TV Shows

About Romance

Love stories are nothing new, and the romantic relationship between two (or more) people has been providing the subject matter in every dramatic medium since human beings began telling stories. Television is no exception, and romantic stories make up one of the most enduring and important genres of TV programming. Romance doesn't stay put in its own genre, though; as TV genres shift and evolve, romance is finding a place in practically every corner of the TV schedule.

One of the oldest forms of romantic drama on TV is the soap opera, a genre that devotes much of its energy to presenting the personal relationships between its characters - and love usually is one of the primary characteristics in those relationships. Although soap operas were originally relegated to the daytime TV schedule and targeted at housewives, the rise of the primetime soap in the 80s brought romance to nighttime audiences, too.

TV comedy was less accommodating to romance in the early days of TV, but at the end of the twentieth century and into the 2000s, sitcoms such as "Friends" and "How I Met Your Mother" made it fashionable to center their plots around love stories.

As reality programming has come to dominate cable TV over the past decade, romance has found its niche within the reality genre. Dating competition series like "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" found a way to incorporate the age-old tradition of romance with the contemporary hunger for unscripted series.

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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Being Mary Jane
Being Mary Jane
El Señor de los Cielos
El Señor de los Cielos
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Affair
The Affair
Sex On//
Sex On//
Zane's The Jump Off
Zane's The Jump Off
Violetta
Violetta
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Empress Ki
Empress Ki
Arranged
Arranged
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Eric & Jessie: Game On
Eric & Jessie: Game On
Vanderpump Rules
Vanderpump Rules
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Submission
Submission
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun
The White Queen
The White Queen
Potato Star
Potato Star
Chemistry
Chemistry
Match Made In Heaven
Match Made In Heaven
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Friendzone
Friendzone
Secret Sex Lives: Swingers
Secret Sex Lives: Swingers
Secret
Secret
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
I Miss You
I Miss You
La Querida del Centauro
La Querida del Centauro
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama
May Queen
May Queen
I Do, I Do
I Do, I Do
Sword and Flower
Sword and Flower
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
Ready for Love
Ready for Love
Poseidon
Poseidon
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!
Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!
Small Island
Small Island
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
EXO Next Door
EXO Next Door
Gaycation
Gaycation
Dream High
Dream High
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
Monster In-Laws
Monster In-Laws
Satisfaction (US)
Satisfaction (US)
Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman
The Wedding Scheme
The Wedding Scheme
Queen of Ambition
Queen of Ambition
Burning Love
Burning Love
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Camp
Camp
Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident
Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident
Love Now
Love Now
Switch Girl!
Switch Girl!
Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow
Sweet Blue Flowers
Sweet Blue Flowers
Curvy Brides
Curvy Brides
Player Gets Played
Player Gets Played
Love Cuisine
Love Cuisine
I love you but... I lied
I love you but... I lied
Rebelde
Rebelde
Golden Time (Anime)
Golden Time (Anime)
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
For Better Or For Worse
For Better Or For Worse
Middlemarch
Middlemarch
Sorority Forever
Sorority Forever
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
You Are Beautiful
You Are Beautiful
Autumn's Concerto
Autumn's Concerto
The Shores
The Shores
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
Jung-yi, Goddess of Fire
Jung-yi, Goddess of Fire
William and Mary
William and Mary
Untying the Knot
Untying the Knot
It Takes a Church
It Takes a Church
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
Wingman
Wingman
Crazy For You
Crazy For You
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
Crazy For Love
Crazy For Love
Hyena
Hyena
The Lovers & Friends Show
The Lovers & Friends Show
Summer Scent
Summer Scent
The Catherine Cookson Anthology: Colour Blind
The Catherine Cookson Anthology: Colour Blind
Nora Roberts Collection
Nora Roberts Collection
Lifetime Romance Collection
Lifetime Romance Collection
Lip Service
Lip Service
Casanova
Casanova