VH1 TV Shows

About VH1

Almost immediately upon the phenomenal success of MTV in the early 1980s, the music-video channel was challenged by a number of competitors, both on cable TV and on the broadcast networks. One of those competitors was Cable Music Channel, a cable channel launched by Ted Turner. CMC was one of the least successful cable channels ever launched, and it stayed on the air for only about a month. It got enough attention, however, to spur MTV to by the channel, and three months later, in January of 1985, MTV filled CMC's old slot with a new music-oriented sister channel that it called VH1.

The channel's name was an shortening of Vide Hits 1, and the aim of the channel was to target an older demographic than that being pursued by MTV. VH1 focused on playing the videos of light rock, pop and R&B artists, but its format, which featured primarily VJs playing short-form music videos, was similar to MTV's.

Like most cable channels that got their start in the 1980s, VH1 has reinvented itself since the turn of the century, and like most cable channels, it now relies heavily on reality programming. If VH1 has a niche of its own, though, it's in music-related documentaries, music-nostalgia programming and celebrity-lifestyle reality series.

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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Tough Love
Tough Love
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
I Love New York
I Love New York
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Free Radio
Free Radio
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Hindsight
Hindsight
TRANSform Me
TRANSform Me
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Bounce
Bounce
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Model Employee
Model Employee
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
Swab Stories
Swab Stories
Scream Queens
Scream Queens
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
I Love Money
I Love Money
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Twinning
Twinning
America's Most Smartest Model
America's Most Smartest Model
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
The Agency
The Agency
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
House of Consignment
House of Consignment
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Making Mr. Right
Making Mr. Right
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
The X Life
The X Life
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Wicked Single
Wicked Single
This is Hot 97
This is Hot 97
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Sorority Sisters
Sorority Sisters
Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
I Hate My 30's
I Hate My 30's
So NoTORIous
So NoTORIous
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Can't Get a Date
Can't Get a Date
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Woodstock: Now & Then
Woodstock: Now & Then
Rock Docs
Rock Docs
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
AL-TV
AL-TV
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
I Love the '70s: Volume 2
I Love the '70s: Volume 2
Undateable
Undateable
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It