Lifetime TV Shows

About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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Bring It!
Bring It!
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
UnREAL
UnREAL
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Project Runway
Project Runway
The Client List
The Client List
Army Wives
Army Wives
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Child Genius
Child Genius
BAPs
BAPs
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Coming Home
Coming Home
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Double Divas
Double Divas
What Color Is Love
What Color Is Love
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
True Tori
True Tori
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Step It Up
Step It Up
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
Deliverance Creek
Deliverance Creek
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact
Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
My Neighbor's Secret
My Neighbor's Secret
Sorority Wars
Sorority Wars
Racing for Time
Racing for Time
The Week the Women Went
The Week the Women Went
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
An Amish Murder
An Amish Murder
Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
The Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer
Baby Sellers
Baby Sellers
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
Presumed Dead In Paradise
Presumed Dead In Paradise
Pop Fan
Pop Fan
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
The Cheerleader Murders
The Cheerleader Murders
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Living With the Enemy
Living With the Enemy
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Escape from Polygamy
Escape from Polygamy
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Preach
Preach
Maneater
Maneater
Models of the Runway
Models of the Runway
Blush
Blush
DietTribe
DietTribe
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Get Married
Sherri
Sherri
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Matched in Manhattan
Matched in Manhattan
Side Order of Life
Side Order of Life
State of Mind
State of Mind
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
Your Mama Don't Dance
Your Mama Don't Dance
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act