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
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Scream Queens
Scream Queens
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
Tough Love
Tough Love
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
I Love New York
I Love New York
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Hindsight
Hindsight
Twinning
Twinning
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
What Chilli Wants
What Chilli Wants
Big Ang
Big Ang
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
I Love Money
I Love Money
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Bounce
Bounce
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
AL-TV
AL-TV
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Sorority Sisters
Sorority Sisters
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
Peak Season
Peak Season
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Famous Crime Scene
Famous Crime Scene
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Agency
The Agency
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Undateable
Undateable
Dad Camp
Dad Camp
Get Schooled
Get Schooled
The Greatest
The Greatest
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Wicked Single
Wicked Single
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Bye Felicia!
Bye Felicia!
Walk of Shame Shuttle
Walk of Shame Shuttle
The 20
The 20
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Audrina
Audrina
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
Football Wives
Football Wives
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
The Price Of Beauty
The Price Of Beauty
Bridal Bootcamp
Bridal Bootcamp
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Making Mr. Right
Making Mr. Right
The Gossip Game
The Gossip Game
Off Pitch
Off Pitch
This is Hot 97
This is Hot 97
Barely Famous
Barely Famous
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Confessions of a Teen Idol