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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Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Bring It!
Bring It!
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Project Runway
Project Runway
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Vivica's Black Magic
Vivica's Black Magic
Army Wives
Army Wives
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
UnREAL
UnREAL
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Coming Home
Coming Home
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Child Genius
Child Genius
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Seriously Funny Kids
Seriously Funny Kids
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Step It Up
Step It Up
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Mommy, I Didn't Do It
Mommy, I Didn't Do It
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Knocked Up
Knocked Up
Lifetime Holiday Movies
Lifetime Holiday Movies
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
America
America
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Double Divas
Double Divas
Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
You Belong to Me
You Belong to Me
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Baby Sellers
Baby Sellers
Christmas in the City
Christmas in the City
Under the Gunn
Under the Gunn
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
BAPs
BAPs
Guilty at 17
Guilty at 17
The Choking Game
The Choking Game
Deliverance Creek
Deliverance Creek
The Brittany Murphy Story
The Brittany Murphy Story
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Project Runway: Fashion Startup
Project Runway: Fashion Startup
30 Something Grandma
30 Something Grandma
The Client List
The Client List
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
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
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Matched in Manhattan
Matched in Manhattan
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
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
Teen Trouble
Teen Trouble
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind
Jersey Cheer
Jersey Cheer