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
Love & Hip Hop
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Tiny Tonight
Tiny Tonight
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
I Love New York
I Love New York
Big Ang
Big Ang
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Scream Queens
Scream Queens
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Bounce
Bounce
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
Twinning
Twinning
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Tough Love
Tough Love
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
I Love Money
I Love Money
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
I Love the '70s: Volume 2
I Love the '70s: Volume 2
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Hindsight
Hindsight
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Undateable
Undateable
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
Football Wives
Football Wives
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
No Excuses with Master P
No Excuses with Master P
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
I Love the '80s
I Love the '80s
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
The X Life
The X Life
Big Morning Buzz Live
Big Morning Buzz Live
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
VH1 News
VH1 News
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
Gotti's Way
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Peak Season
Peak Season
I Know My Kid's A Star
I Know My Kid's A Star
Famous Crime Scene
Famous Crime Scene
The Surreal Life: Fame Games
The Surreal Life: Fame Games
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Heavy: The Story of Metal
Heavy: The Story of Metal
Rock Docs
Rock Docs
Web Junk 20
Web Junk 20
The Price Of Beauty
The Price Of Beauty
Square Roots: The Story of Spongebob Squarepants
Square Roots: The Story of Spongebob Squarepants
AL-TV
AL-TV
I Love the '80s: 3D
I Love the '80s: 3D