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!
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Project Runway
Project Runway
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Army Wives
Army Wives
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
UnREAL
UnREAL
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Double Divas
Double Divas
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
Coming Home
Coming Home
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
The Client List
The Client List
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
The Houstons: On Our Own
The Houstons: On Our Own
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Living With the Enemy
Living With the Enemy
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
The Lottery
The Lottery
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
America
America
Nora Roberts Collection
Nora Roberts Collection
Preach
Preach
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Supermarket Superstar
Supermarket Superstar
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
The Pregnancy Pact
The Pregnancy Pact
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
The Week the Women Went
The Week the Women Went
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
The Grim Sleeper
The Grim Sleeper
BAPs
BAPs
Deliverance Creek
Deliverance Creek
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Seriously Funny Kids
Seriously Funny Kids
Holiday Spin
Holiday Spin
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Baby Sellers
Baby Sellers
Happy Face Killer
Happy Face Killer
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
Kosher Soul
Kosher Soul
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
My Neighbor's Secret
My Neighbor's Secret
Custody
Custody
Secrets of Eden
Secrets of Eden
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Beyond the Headlines
Beyond the Headlines
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story
Extreme Moms
Extreme Moms
Under the Gunn
Under the Gunn
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
The Wrong Woman
The Wrong Woman
Celebrity Home Raiders
Celebrity Home Raiders
True Tori
True Tori
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
The Brittany Murphy Story
The Brittany Murphy Story
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Blood Ties
Blood Ties
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Get Married
Sherri
Sherri
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
State of Mind
State of Mind
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
The Balancing Act
The Balancing Act
Top This Party
Top This Party
Suite 7
Suite 7
Love Handles
Love Handles