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
Bring It!
Bring It!
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
UnREAL
UnREAL
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Project Runway
Project Runway
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Army Wives
Army Wives
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
The Client List
The Client List
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Child Genius
Child Genius
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
True Tori
True Tori
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Project Runway: Threads
Project Runway: Threads
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Sherri
Sherri
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact
On the Road with Austin & Santino
On the Road with Austin & Santino
The Fairy Jobmother
The Fairy Jobmother
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
An Officer and a Murderer
An Officer and a Murderer
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Catering Wars
Catering Wars
Escape from Polygamy
Escape from Polygamy
Big Driver
Big Driver
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina
Drop Dead Diva en Espanol
Drop Dead Diva en Espanol
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Step It Up
Step It Up
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Coming Home
Coming Home
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
Love For Sail
Love For Sail
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Double Divas
Double Divas
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
The Choking Game
The Choking Game
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
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
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
Top This Party
Top This Party
Suite 7
Suite 7
Seriously Funny Kids
Seriously Funny Kids