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
The Affair
The Affair
El Señor de los Cielos
El Señor de los Cielos
Violetta
Violetta
Match Made In Heaven
Match Made In Heaven
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
EXO Next Door
EXO Next Door
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Vanderpump Rules
Vanderpump Rules
Submission
Submission
Empress Ki
Empress Ki
The White Queen
The White Queen
Descendants of the Sun
Descendants of the Sun
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Eric & Jessie: Game On
Eric & Jessie: Game On
Arranged
Arranged
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Rebelde
Rebelde
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Sex On//
Sex On//
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Friendzone
Friendzone
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama
Secret Sex Lives: Swingers
Secret Sex Lives: Swingers
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Coffee Prince
Coffee Prince
Sankarea
Sankarea
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Doctor Stranger
Doctor Stranger
Lip Service
Lip Service
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas
Player Gets Played
Player Gets Played
Summer Scent
Summer Scent
Man Seeking Woman
Man Seeking Woman
Zane's The Jump Off
Zane's The Jump Off
Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls!
Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls!
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
Shark
Shark
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Dream High
Dream High
Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman
Protect the Boss
Protect the Boss
Wonderful Mama
Wonderful Mama
Satisfaction (US)
Satisfaction (US)
Sex Box
Sex Box
Spy Myung Wol
Spy Myung Wol
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Poseidon
Poseidon
The Crimson Petal And The White
The Crimson Petal And The White
Camp
Camp
Psychic Matchmaker
Psychic Matchmaker
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Separation Anxiety
Separation Anxiety
I Miss You
I Miss You
Potato Star
Potato Star
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
Chemistry
Chemistry
Roadies
Roadies
Golden Time (Anime)
Golden Time (Anime)
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Middlemarch
Middlemarch
The Lovers & Friends Show
The Lovers & Friends Show
Blue Water High
Blue Water High
Ready for Love
Ready for Love
Nyan Koi!
Nyan Koi!
Her Legend
Her Legend
Deja Vu
Deja Vu
Paloma
Paloma
William and Mary
William and Mary
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Jane Eyre
Jane Eyre
Sex and the City, Samantha's Guide to Romance
Sex and the City, Samantha's Guide to Romance
49 Days
49 Days
Mary Stayed Out All Night
Mary Stayed Out All Night
Mashiroiro Symphony - The Color of Lovers
Mashiroiro Symphony - The Color of Lovers
First Comes Love
First Comes Love
You Are Beautiful
You Are Beautiful
I Do, I Do
I Do, I Do
Take Me Out
Take Me Out
Goodbye Wife
Goodbye Wife
Queen of Ambition
Queen of Ambition
Burning Love
Burning Love
Wicked Single
Wicked Single
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident
Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident
Shining Hearts
Shining Hearts
Passionate Love
Passionate Love
Pretty Man
Pretty Man