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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Being Mary Jane
Being Mary Jane
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Vanderpump Rules
Vanderpump Rules
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
The Affair
The Affair
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce
Married by Mom and Dad
Married by Mom and Dad
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Empress Ki
Empress Ki
90 Day Fiancé
90 Day Fiancé
Violetta
Violetta
Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel
El Señor de los Cielos
El Señor de los Cielos
Indian Summers
Indian Summers
Shark (Korean Drama)
Shark (Korean Drama)
Potato Star
Potato Star
Zane's The Jump Off
Zane's The Jump Off
Untying the Knot
Untying the Knot
Boys Over Flowers
Boys Over Flowers
Coffee Prince
Coffee Prince
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Man Seeking Woman
Man Seeking Woman
Arranged (2015)
Arranged (2015)
Sweet Home Alabama
Sweet Home Alabama
Shugo Chara!
Shugo Chara!
Eric & Jessie: Game On
Eric & Jessie: Game On
The White Queen
The White Queen
Maid-sama
Maid-sama
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding
The Real Housewives Of Atlanta: Kandi's Wedding
Friendzone
Friendzone
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Monster Musume: Everyday Life with Monster Girls
Noble, My Love
Noble, My Love
Middlemarch
Middlemarch
A Gentleman's Dignity
A Gentleman's Dignity
Hundred Year Inheritance
Hundred Year Inheritance
Satisfaction (US)
Satisfaction (US)
EXO Next Door
EXO Next Door
Infinite Stratos
Infinite Stratos
Dream High
Dream High
Take Me Out
Take Me Out
I Hear Your Voice
I Hear Your Voice
Secret Sex Lives: Swingers
Secret Sex Lives: Swingers
Sex On//
Sex On//
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas
Marriage Boot Camp: Bridezillas
Dates
Dates
The Lovers & Friends Show
The Lovers & Friends Show
Medical Top Team
Medical Top Team
Hong Gil Dong
Hong Gil Dong
Summer Scent
Summer Scent
The Woman Who Married Three Times
The Woman Who Married Three Times
Sex in the Wild
Sex in the Wild
Rooftop Prince
Rooftop Prince
The Crimson Petal And The White
The Crimson Petal And The White
I Miss You
I Miss You
Jung-yi, Goddess of Fire
Jung-yi, Goddess of Fire
A Clinic on the Sea
A Clinic on the Sea
It Could Be Worse
It Could Be Worse
Player Gets Played
Player Gets Played
Moonlighting
Moonlighting
Secret
Secret
Chemistry
Chemistry
Maken-ki
Maken-ki
The Catherine Cookson Anthology: Tilly Trotter
The Catherine Cookson Anthology: Tilly Trotter
Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
I Do, I Do
I Do, I Do
Big
Big
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Burning Love
Burning Love
Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident
Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident
Small Island
Small Island
Golden Time (Anime)
Golden Time (Anime)
Golden Rainbow
Golden Rainbow
Paloma
Paloma
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Antes Muerta Que Lichita
Antes Muerta Que Lichita
49 Days
49 Days
Scent of a Woman
Scent of a Woman
Spy Myung Wol
Spy Myung Wol
Lifetime Valentine's Movies
Lifetime Valentine's Movies
McMillan & Wife
McMillan & Wife
Happily Never After
Happily Never After
Full House Take 2
Full House Take 2
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Her Legend
Her Legend
Love Now
Love Now
Emma (2009)
Emma (2009)
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
For Better Or For Worse
For Better Or For Worse
Skip Beat!
Skip Beat!
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Flower Boy Ramen Shop
Flower Boy Ramen Shop
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!
Listen to Me, Girls, I'm Your Father!
Ready for Love
Ready for Love
Autumn's Concerto
Autumn's Concerto
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Sankarea
Sankarea
Can We Get Married
Can We Get Married