Celebrity & Entertainment TV Shows

About Celebrity & Entertainment

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.

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Wentworth
Wentworth
The Challenge
The Challenge
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
StarTalk
StarTalk
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Leah Remini It's All Relative
Rock Legends
Rock Legends
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Tabloid
Tabloid
The Big Interview
The Big Interview
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
World's Most Dangerous Roads
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Orange County Choppers
Orange County Choppers
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Chumel con Chumel Torres
The Getaway
The Getaway
The Jeselnik Offensive
The Jeselnik Offensive
Kocktails with Khloe
Kocktails with Khloe
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
Raising Asia
Raising Asia
The Mind of a Chef
The Mind of a Chef
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Criss Angel: Trick'd Up
Criss Angel: Trick'd Up
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Celebrity Home Raiders
Celebrity Home Raiders
CMT Cribs
CMT Cribs
Dinner at Tiffani's
Dinner at Tiffani's
Celebrity Damage Control
Celebrity Damage Control
EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live
EIF Presents: XQ Super School Live
The Real
The Real
E! True Hollywood Story
E! True Hollywood Story
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Lindsay
Lindsay
Myths and Legends
Myths and Legends
TMZ Live
TMZ Live
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
Access Hollywood
Access Hollywood
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
GMA Live!
GMA Live!
Oprah's Lifeclass
Oprah's Lifeclass
60 Minutes Sports
60 Minutes Sports
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Bobby Jones Gospel
Bobby Jones Gospel
Extra
Extra
On This Day
On This Day
The Sheards
The Sheards
Entertainment Tonight
Entertainment Tonight
Celebrities Undercover
Celebrities Undercover
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
BET Hip Hop Awards
BET Hip Hop Awards
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
The Ricki Lake Show
The Ricki Lake Show
Fox Sports Live
Fox Sports Live
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
VIP Access
VIP Access
Big Brother: Over the Top
Big Brother: Over the Top
Celebrity Legacies
Celebrity Legacies
Red Skelton: America's Funniest Man
Red Skelton: America's Funniest Man
NFL Live
NFL Live
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
NASCAR Raceday on FOX Sports 1
My Music
My Music
King of the Cage
King of the Cage
E! News
E! News
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
Final Cut
Final Cut
Deion's Family Playbook
Deion's Family Playbook
The Choice
The Choice
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
Tanisha Gets Married
Tanisha Gets Married
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Model Killers
Model Killers
MovieStar
MovieStar
The Daily Buzz
The Daily Buzz
The Music City Show
The Music City Show
Friday Night Fights Pre-Match Show
Friday Night Fights Pre-Match Show
Kimora: House of Fab
Kimora: House of Fab
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Live with Kelly & Michael
Live with Kelly & Michael
The Mother/Daughter Experiment Celebrity Edition
The Mother/Daughter Experiment Celebrity Edition
Married to Jonas
Married to Jonas
Olbermann
Olbermann