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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The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Bring It!
Bring It!
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Project Runway
Project Runway
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
UnREAL
UnREAL
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Army Wives
Army Wives
The Client List
The Client List
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
The Cheerleader Murders
The Cheerleader Murders
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Held Hostage
Held Hostage
True Tori
True Tori
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Step It Up
Step It Up
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Love Handles
Love Handles
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Under the Gunn
Under the Gunn
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
The Lottery
The Lottery
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Amazing Facts Presents with Doug Batchelor
Amazing Facts Presents with Doug Batchelor
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
Maneater
Maneater
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
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
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
Top This Party
Top This Party
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact
On the Road with Austin & Santino
On the Road with Austin & Santino
The Fairy Jobmother
The Fairy Jobmother
Suite 7
Suite 7
Seriously Funny Kids
Seriously Funny Kids
Teen Trouble
Teen Trouble
Coming Home
Coming Home
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind
Child Genius
Child Genius
Jersey Cheer
Jersey Cheer
Whatever, You're Wrong!
Whatever, You're Wrong!
Glamour Belles
Glamour Belles
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach
The Conversation
The Conversation
The Protector
The Protector
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
Russian Dolls
Russian Dolls
Hef's Runaway Bride
Hef's Runaway Bride
Picker Sisters
Picker Sisters