Watch TV Shows on 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.

    RuPaul's Drag Race
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    Black Ink Crew
    Black Ink Crew
    Basketball Wives
    Basketball Wives
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Hit The Floor
    Hit The Floor
    Love & Hip Hop
    Love & Hip Hop
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Single Ladies
    Single Ladies
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    America's Next Top Model
    America's Next Top Model
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Mob Wives
    Mob Wives
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    Cartel Crew
    Cartel Crew
    Dating Naked
    Dating Naked
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    Flavor of Love
    Flavor of Love
    Rock of Love
    Rock of Love
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    I Love Money
    I Love Money
    Teyana & Iman
    Teyana & Iman
    Behind The Music
    Behind The Music
    The Surreal Life
    The Surreal Life
    Football Wives
    Football Wives
    She's Got Game
    She's Got Game
    Scream Queens (2008)
    Scream Queens (2008)
    Shaunie's Home Court
    Shaunie's Home Court
    Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
    Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
    The Pick-Up Artist
    The Pick-Up Artist
    Scared Famous
    Scared Famous
    I Love New York
    I Love New York
    Marrying The Game
    Marrying The Game
    LeAnn & Eddie
    LeAnn & Eddie
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    Hogan Knows Best
    Hogan Knows Best
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    I Heart Nick Carter
    I Heart Nick Carter
    Daisy of Love
    Daisy of Love
    Tool Academy
    Tool Academy
    Big Ang
    Big Ang
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked
    Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked
    Twinning
    Twinning
    Hollywood Exes
    Hollywood Exes
    To Catch a Beautician
    To Catch a Beautician
    K. Michelle: My Life
    K. Michelle: My Life
    The T.O. Show
    The T.O. Show
    Candidly Nicole
    Candidly Nicole
    This is Hot 97
    This is Hot 97
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    Audrina
    Audrina
    Baseball Wives
    Baseball Wives
    Love & Listings
    Love & Listings
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Girls Cruise
    Girls Cruise
    Celebrity Paranormal Project
    Celebrity Paranormal Project
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    Brooke Knows Best
    Brooke Knows Best
    Real Chance of Love
    Real Chance of Love
    Tough Love
    Tough Love
    For the Love of Ray J
    For the Love of Ray J
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Leave It to Stevie
    Leave It to Stevie
    My Fair Brady
    My Fair Brady
    Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked
    Black Ink Crew: Secrets Unlocked
    Baller Wives
    Baller Wives
    Hindsight
    Hindsight
    Daytime Divas
    Daytime Divas
    The Breaks
    The Breaks
    Hot GRITS
    Hot GRITS
    Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
    Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
    K. Michelle, The Rebellious Soul Musical
    K. Michelle, The Rebellious Soul Musical
    I'm Married to a...
    I'm Married to a...
    Miami Monkey
    Miami Monkey
    VH1 Storytellers
    VH1 Storytellers
    Tough Love: Couples
    Tough Love: Couples
    Atlanta Exes
    Atlanta Exes
    Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
    Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
    Barely Famous
    Barely Famous
    New York Goes to Work
    New York Goes to Work
    VH1 Beauty Bar
    VH1 Beauty Bar
    Model Employee
    Model Employee
    Bounce
    Bounce
    Undateable
    Undateable
    Fantasia For Real
    Fantasia For Real
    VH1 Live!
    VH1 Live!
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters
    Real & Chance: The Legend Hunters
    Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
    Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
    Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
    Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
    Breaking Bonaduce
    Breaking Bonaduce
    Signed
    Signed
    Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
    Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke