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
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Tough Love
Tough Love
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
I Love New York
I Love New York
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
Free Radio
Free Radio
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Audrina
Audrina
Swab Stories
Swab Stories
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Big Ang
Big Ang
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
TRANSform Me
TRANSform Me
Bounce
Bounce
Model Employee
Model Employee
Hindsight
Hindsight
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Dad Camp
Dad Camp
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Football Wives
Football Wives
Drumline 2: A New Beat
Drumline 2: A New Beat
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Walk of Shame Shuttle
Walk of Shame Shuttle
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Scream Queens
Scream Queens
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
I Love Money
I Love Money
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
The Agency
The Agency
So NoTORIous
So NoTORIous
Rock Docs
Rock Docs
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
Get Schooled
Get Schooled
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Master of the Mix
Master of the Mix
Wedding Wars
Wedding Wars
Big Morning Buzz Live
Big Morning Buzz Live
Why Am I Still Single?
Why Am I Still Single?
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
The Gossip Game
The Gossip Game
This is Hot 97
This is Hot 97
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Bye Felicia!
Bye Felicia!
Barely Famous
Barely Famous
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