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
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Tough Love
Tough Love
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Big Ang
Big Ang
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
I Love New York
I Love New York
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Bounce
Bounce
Hindsight
Hindsight
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Free Radio
Free Radio
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
Scream Queens
Scream Queens
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Big Morning Buzz Live
Big Morning Buzz Live
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
What Chilli Wants
What Chilli Wants
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS
Swab Stories
Swab Stories
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
I Love the '80s
I Love the '80s
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
Master of the Mix
Master of the Mix
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Drumline 2: A New Beat
Drumline 2: A New Beat
Walk of Shame Shuttle
Walk of Shame Shuttle
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
The Agency
The Agency
Shooting Sizemore
Shooting Sizemore
AL-TV
AL-TV
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
Undateable
Undateable
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Bye Felicia!
Bye Felicia!
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
Peak Season
Peak Season
I Hate My 30's
I Hate My 30's
I Know My Kid's A Star
I Know My Kid's A Star
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Scott Baio is
Scott Baio is
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Viva Hollywood
Viva Hollywood
Woodstock: Now & Then
Woodstock: Now & Then
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Styled By June
Styled By June
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
The Gossip Game
The Gossip Game
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Soundclash
Soundclash
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
I Love Money
I Love Money
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
Gotti's Way
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
Live & Loud Fridays
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Lords of the Revolution
Lords of the Revolution
My Antonio
My Antonio