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
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
I Love Money
I Love Money
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
I Love New York
I Love New York
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
The Breaks
The Breaks
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Tough Love
Tough Love
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Audrina
Audrina
Big Ang
Big Ang
Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS
Dear Mama
Dear Mama
Bounce
Bounce
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Amber Rose Show
Amber Rose Show
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Gotti's Way
Gotti's Way
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Football Wives
Football Wives
Sorority Sisters
Sorority Sisters
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Confessions of a Teen Idol
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Glam God with Vivica A. Fox
Glam God with Vivica A. Fox
Scott Baio is
Scott Baio is
The Surreal Life: Fame Games
The Surreal Life: Fame Games
Rock Docs
Rock Docs
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
The Greatest
The Greatest
La La's Full Court Wedding
La La's Full Court Wedding
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Famous Food
Famous Food
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Money Hungry
Money Hungry
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Soundclash
Soundclash
Hindsight
Hindsight
Twinning
Twinning
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
Live & Loud Fridays
Lords of the Revolution
Lords of the Revolution
My Antonio
My Antonio
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
No Excuses with Master P
No Excuses with Master P
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
Friday Night Alright
Friday Night Alright
Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
Secrets of Aspen
Secrets of Aspen
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
America's Most Smartest Model
America's Most Smartest Model
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards