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.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Cartel Crew
Cartel Crew
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
I Love Money
I Love Money
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
Teyana & Iman
Teyana & Iman
Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court
I Love New York
I Love New York
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Girls Cruise
Girls Cruise
Twinning
Twinning
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Barely Famous
Barely Famous
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
Football Wives
Football Wives
Tough Love
Tough Love
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Hindsight
Hindsight
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
The Breaks
The Breaks
Black Ink Crew: Compton
Black Ink Crew: Compton
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Big Ang
Big Ang
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
Daytime Divas
Daytime Divas
Signed
Signed
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Love & Listings
Love & Listings
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Bounce
Bounce
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Baller Wives
Baller Wives
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Sorority Sisters
Sorority Sisters
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Free Radio
Free Radio
This is Hot 97
This is Hot 97
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
Master of the Mix
Master of the Mix
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Peak Season
Peak Season
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Bye Felicia!
Bye Felicia!
The 20
The 20
Dear Mama
Dear Mama
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
AL-TV
AL-TV
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
VH1 All Access
VH1 All Access
Audrina
Audrina
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Suave Says
Suave Says
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps