VH1 TV Shows

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.

Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
Cartel Crew
Cartel Crew
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Teyana & Iman
Teyana & Iman
I Love Money
I Love Money
Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Twinning
Twinning
Black Ink Crew: Compton
Black Ink Crew: Compton
I Love New York
I Love New York
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Big Ang
Big Ang
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Barely Famous
Barely Famous
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Hindsight
Hindsight
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
Tough Love
Tough Love
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Girls Cruise
Girls Cruise
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Signed
Signed
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Bounce
Bounce
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Daytime Divas
Daytime Divas
VH1 Beauty Bar
VH1 Beauty Bar
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Black Ink Crew: New York
Black Ink Crew: New York
The Breaks
The Breaks
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Free Radio
Free Radio
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
AL-TV
AL-TV
VH1 All Access
VH1 All Access
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Baller Wives
Baller Wives
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Undateable
Undateable
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
Wicked Single
Wicked Single
Sorority Sisters
Sorority Sisters
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Famous Crime Scene
Famous Crime Scene
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
So NoTORIous
So NoTORIous
I Love the '80s
I Love the '80s
I Love the New Millennium
I Love the New Millennium
TRANSform Me
TRANSform Me
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Football Wives
Football Wives
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
My Antonio
My Antonio