Celebrity & Entertainment TV Shows

If there's one thing people like to debate these days, it's what makes a celebrity a celebrity. It used to be, the argument goes, that people were famous for a reason. They had extraordinary talents, or they accomplished amazing things. These days, the argument continues, people are getting famous just for being famous. Whether or not a celebrity got to be famous for having talent, though, all celebrities have one thing in common: in one way or another, they entertain us. And celebrity entertainment TV has grown into an entire genre that supports our desire to be entertained by famous people.

In the old days, celebrity entertainment TV consisted mostly of news-and-gossip magazine programs. These shows - Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and the like - were TV versions of things that had long been popular on the newsstand and in the supermarket checkout line: gossip tabloids, soap opera digests, and movie star fan magazines. These programs blended the styles of nightly news broadcasts with the flashy feel of the tabloids, delivering story after story about celebrity antics.

As the celebrity entertainment industry grew, it became obvious that audiences weren't interested only in the private lives of actors, musicians and other traditional celebrities. Viewers would flock to programs that showcased the private lives of anyone, as long as audiences knew the names and faces of the people being exposed. The era of celebrity for the sake of celebrity was born, and most of the reality TV genre grew up in order to take advantage of it. The Kardashians are the most visible examples of the insta-celebrity, but at the moment, cable networks are filled with people who are famous mostly because they're willing to get in front of a camera when lots of people are watching.

The Challenge
The Challenge
Wentworth
Wentworth
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
The Real
The Real
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Playing With Fire
Playing With Fire
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Lindsay
Lindsay
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Married to Jonas
Married to Jonas
The Mother/Daughter Experiment Celebrity Edition
The Mother/Daughter Experiment Celebrity Edition
Be Good Johnny Weir
Be Good Johnny Weir
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
The Dick Cavett Show
The Dick Cavett Show
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Love Connection
Love Connection
Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition
Marriage Boot Camp: Hip Hop Edition
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
The Getaway
The Getaway
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Chasing The Saturdays
Chasing The Saturdays
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
4th and Loud
4th and Loud
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Deion's Family Playbook
Deion's Family Playbook
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dinner at Tiffani's
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Gruden's QB Camp
Gruden's QB Camp
Kimora: House of Fab
Kimora: House of Fab
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
The Sheards
The Sheards
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Tabloid
Tabloid
Chefography
Chefography
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
The Director's Chair
The Director's Chair
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
Making of
Making of
Men of March
Men of March
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
Long Strange Trip
Long Strange Trip
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
New York Live
New York Live
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Snoop Dogg's Father Hood
Melissa & Tye
Melissa & Tye
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Extra
Extra
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
Louis C.K.: Oh My God
My Music
My Music
Celebrated
Celebrated
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
MovieStar
MovieStar
The Arsenio Hall Show
The Arsenio Hall Show
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual
Live From E!
Live From E!
Yo! MTV Raps
Yo! MTV Raps
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Headbangers Ball
Headbangers Ball
Bollywood Fry
Bollywood Fry
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular
Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular
Flex & Shanice
Flex & Shanice
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Life With La Toya
Life With La Toya
E! News
E! News
StarTalk
StarTalk
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Bruce Lee Lives!
Bruce Lee Lives!