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
Army Wives
Army Wives
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Double Divas
Double Divas
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
The Client List
The Client List
True Tori
True Tori
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Bring It!
Bring It!
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Project Runway
Project Runway
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Supermarket Superstar
Supermarket Superstar
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Coming Home
Coming Home
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Kosher Soul
Kosher Soul
The Lottery
The Lottery
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Grim Sleeper
The Grim Sleeper
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
Jump!
Jump!
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
Project Accessory
Project Accessory
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Love For Sail
Love For Sail
An Amish Murder
An Amish Murder
BAPs
BAPs
Child Genius (US)
Child Genius (US)
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
America
America
24 Hour Catwalk
24 Hour Catwalk
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
Presumed Dead In Paradise
Presumed Dead In Paradise
Sherri
Sherri
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Vanished with Beth Holloway
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
The Day That Changed My Life
The Day That Changed My Life
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Frisky Business (2014)
Frisky Business (2014)
Tallest Virgin in the World
Tallest Virgin in the World
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Side Order of Life
Side Order of Life
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Picker Sisters
Picker Sisters
Whispers and Lies
Whispers and Lies
Custody
Custody
Racing for Time
Racing for Time
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
An Officer and a Murderer
An Officer and a Murderer
The Week the Women Went
The Week the Women Went
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Stalkers
Stalkers
What Color Is Love
What Color Is Love
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Held Hostage
Held Hostage
The Toyman Killer
The Toyman Killer
Escape from Polygamy
Escape from Polygamy
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Big Driver
Big Driver
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
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Matched in Manhattan
Matched in Manhattan
State of Mind
State of Mind