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
Bring It!
Bring It!
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Project Runway
Project Runway
Army Wives
Army Wives
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
UnREAL
UnREAL
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Double Divas
Double Divas
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
The Client List
The Client List
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
True Tori
True Tori
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Preach
Preach
Preach
Preach
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Kosher Soul
Kosher Soul
Against the Wall
Against the Wall
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
The Lottery
The Lottery
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Deadly Wives
Deadly Wives
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Supermarket Superstar
Supermarket Superstar
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Grim Sleeper
The Grim Sleeper
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Jump!
Jump!
Project Accessory
Project Accessory
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Prison Wives Club
Prison Wives Club
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Seriously Funny Kids
Seriously Funny Kids
Coming Home
Coming Home
My Neighbor's Secret
My Neighbor's Secret
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
BAPs
BAPs
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Nora Roberts Collection
Nora Roberts Collection
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
You Belong to Me
You Belong to Me
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Gone But Not Forgotten
Gone But Not Forgotten
Big Driver
Big Driver
Get Married
Get Married
Sherri
Sherri
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind
Brighton Beach
Brighton Beach
The Conversation
The Conversation
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
America
America
Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
Starving Secrets with Tracey Gold
Sorority Wars
Sorority Wars
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
Racing for Time
Racing for Time
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Love For Sail
Love For Sail
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
The Week the Women Went
The Week the Women Went
Holiday Spin
Holiday Spin
An Amish Murder
An Amish Murder
Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
Stalkers
Stalkers
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Extreme Moms
Extreme Moms
Held Hostage
Held Hostage
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Catering Wars
Catering Wars
The Toyman Killer
The Toyman Killer
Baby Sellers
Baby Sellers
Escape from Polygamy
Escape from Polygamy
Happy Face Killer
Happy Face Killer