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!
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Child Genius
Child Genius
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Project Runway
Project Runway
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Army Wives
Army Wives
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
The Client List
The Client List
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
The Wrong Woman
The Wrong Woman
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
True Tori
True Tori
UnREAL
UnREAL
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Assault
The Assault
The Jacksons: Next Generation
The Jacksons: Next Generation
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
My Neighbor's Secret
My Neighbor's Secret
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
Double Divas
Double Divas
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Coming Home
Coming Home
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
The Lottery
The Lottery
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Baby Sellers
Baby Sellers
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
BAPs
BAPs
Frisky Business (2014)
Frisky Business (2014)
Guilty at 17
Guilty at 17
Undone with @AmandadeCadenet
Undone with @AmandadeCadenet
Big Driver
Big Driver
Preach
Preach
Step It Up
Step It Up
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Lifetime Holiday Movies
Lifetime Holiday Movies
Lifetime Classics
Lifetime Classics
Whispers and Lies
Whispers and Lies
Nora Roberts Collection
Nora Roberts Collection
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
You Belong to Me
You Belong to Me
The Sitter
The Sitter
Escape from Polygamy
Escape from Polygamy
The Trip to Bountiful
The Trip to Bountiful
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
The Choking Game
The Choking Game
Prison Wives Club
Prison Wives Club
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
Tallest Virgin in the World
Tallest Virgin in the World
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Get Married
Get Married
Matched in Manhattan
Matched in Manhattan
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
Project Accessory
Project Accessory
America
America
Queen Sized
Queen Sized
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
Lifetime Valentine's Movies
Lifetime Valentine's Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies