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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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Bring It!
Bring It!
Project Runway
Project Runway
UnREAL
UnREAL
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Coming Home
Coming Home
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Army Wives
Army Wives
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Double Divas
Double Divas
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
The Client List
The Client List
The Lottery
The Lottery
Preach
Preach
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
Project Accessory
Project Accessory
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
The Trip to Bountiful
The Trip to Bountiful
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
True Tori
True Tori
Seriously Funny Kids
Seriously Funny Kids
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
The Conversation
The Conversation
Nora Roberts Collection
Nora Roberts Collection
Holiday Spin
Holiday Spin
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Happy Face Killer
Happy Face Killer
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
Big Driver
Big Driver
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Living With the Enemy
Living With the Enemy
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Secrets of Eden
Secrets of Eden
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
You Belong to Me
You Belong to Me
Supermarket Superstar
Supermarket Superstar
Baby Sellers
Baby Sellers
Escape from Polygamy
Escape from Polygamy
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
The Wrong Woman
The Wrong Woman
The Grim Sleeper
The Grim Sleeper
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
BAPs
BAPs
The Brittany Murphy Story
The Brittany Murphy Story
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Kosher Soul
Kosher Soul
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Get Married
Sherri
Sherri
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind
Love Handles
Love Handles
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach
The Protector
The Protector
Russian Dolls
Russian Dolls
Picker Sisters
Picker Sisters
America
America
Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
My Neighbor's Secret
My Neighbor's Secret
Sorority Wars
Sorority Wars
Queen Sized
Queen Sized