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!
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
7 Days of Sex
7 Days of Sex
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Project Runway
Project Runway
Little Women: NY
Little Women: NY
Army Wives
Army Wives
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
The Client List
The Client List
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
UnREAL
UnREAL
Child Genius
Child Genius
Double Divas
Double Divas
Coming Home
Coming Home
Atlanta Plastic
Atlanta Plastic
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
One Born Every Minute
One Born Every Minute
Dance Moms: Miami
Dance Moms: Miami
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
My Life is a Lifetime Movie
Cheerleader Nation
Cheerleader Nation
Prom Queens
Prom Queens
Pretty Wicked Moms
Pretty Wicked Moms
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
The Gabby Douglas Story
The Gabby Douglas Story
America's Most Wanted
America's Most Wanted
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Petals On the Wind
Petals On the Wind
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
Prank My Mom
Prank My Mom
Mom's Cooking
Mom's Cooking
Lifetime Scary Movies
Lifetime Scary Movies
Flowers in the Attic
Flowers in the Attic
Frisky Business
Frisky Business
Expecting Amish
Expecting Amish
The Assault
The Assault
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Billboard's Women in Music
Billboard's Women in Music
America's Psychic Challenge
America's Psychic Challenge
Cook Yourself Thin
Cook Yourself Thin
Lovespring International
Lovespring International
Seriously Funny Kids
Seriously Funny Kids
Roseanne's Nuts
Roseanne's Nuts
My Nanny's Secret
My Nanny's Secret
Nora Roberts Collection
Nora Roberts Collection
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Capture of the Green River Killer
The Pregnancy Project
The Pregnancy Project
Taken Back: Finding Haley
Taken Back: Finding Haley
An Amish Murder
An Amish Murder
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
Jodi Picoult's Lifetime Movies
House of Versace
House of Versace
Starving in Suburbia
Starving in Suburbia
BAPs
BAPs
The Red Tent
The Red Tent
Bama State Style
Bama State Style
Step It Up
Step It Up
My Sweet Audrina
My Sweet Audrina
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Project Runway Junior
Project Runway Junior
America's Supernanny
America's Supernanny
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Million Dollar Shoppers
Million Dollar Shoppers
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
Big Women: Big Love
Big Women: Big Love
How To Look Good Naked
How To Look Good Naked
The Fairy Jobmother
The Fairy Jobmother
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
True Confessions of a Hollywood Starlet
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Bristol Palin: Life's a Tripp
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking
Prison Wives Club
Prison Wives Club
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
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
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
Suite 7
Suite 7
Teen Trouble
Teen Trouble
Four of a Kind
Four of a Kind