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
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives LA
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Twinning
Twinning
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
I Love New York
I Love New York
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Scream Queens
Scream Queens
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Tough Love
Tough Love
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
VH1 News
VH1 News
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Bounce
Bounce
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Audrina
Audrina
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Drumline 2: A New Beat
Drumline 2: A New Beat
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Big Ang
Big Ang
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
The Gossip Game
The Gossip Game
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Bye Felicia!
Bye Felicia!
I Love Money
I Love Money
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Black to the Future
Black to the Future
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
I Know My Kid's A Star
I Know My Kid's A Star
Rock Docs
Rock Docs
Making Mr. Right
Making Mr. Right
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
America's Most Smartest Model
America's Most Smartest Model
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
Master of the Mix
Master of the Mix
Why Am I Still Single?
Why Am I Still Single?
House of Consignment
House of Consignment
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
Hindsight
Hindsight
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Luke's Parental Advisory
Luke's Parental Advisory
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Agency
The Agency
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
The Price Of Beauty
The Price Of Beauty
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
I Love the '90s
I Love the '90s
TRANSform Me
TRANSform Me
Undateable
Undateable
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
VH1 Ladies' Night Out
VH1 Ladies' Night Out
Wicked Single
Wicked Single
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Sorority Sisters
Sorority Sisters
Swab Stories
Swab Stories
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke