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.

    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Behind The Music
    Behind The Music
    America's Next Top Model
    America's Next Top Model
    Love & Hip Hop
    Love & Hip Hop
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Mob Wives
    Mob Wives
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    Basketball Wives
    Basketball Wives
    My True Crime Story
    My True Crime Story
    Cartel Crew
    Cartel Crew
    Black Ink Crew
    Black Ink Crew
    Scared Famous
    Scared Famous
    Hit The Floor
    Hit The Floor
    Dating Naked
    Dating Naked
    I Love Money
    I Love Money
    I Love New York
    I Love New York
    Single Ladies
    Single Ladies
    The Surreal Life
    The Surreal Life
    Hogan Knows Best
    Hogan Knows Best
    The Pick-Up Artist
    The Pick-Up Artist
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    Tool Academy
    Tool Academy
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Rock of Love
    Rock of Love
    Hindsight
    Hindsight
    Flavor of Love
    Flavor of Love
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    She's Got Game
    She's Got Game
    Tough Love
    Tough Love
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    Football Wives
    Football Wives
    Marrying The Game
    Marrying The Game
    Candidly Nicole
    Candidly Nicole
    Unfaithful: Caught in the Act
    Unfaithful: Caught in the Act
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    I Heart Nick Carter
    I Heart Nick Carter
    Real Chance of Love
    Real Chance of Love
    This is Hot 97
    This is Hot 97
    Baseball Wives
    Baseball Wives
    Fantasia For Real
    Fantasia For Real
    Baller Wives
    Baller Wives
    VH1 Storytellers
    VH1 Storytellers
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
    100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
    Barely Famous
    Barely Famous
    AL-TV
    AL-TV
    The T.O. Show
    The T.O. Show
    Money Hungry
    Money Hungry
    America's Most Smartest Model
    America's Most Smartest Model
    K. Michelle: My Life
    K. Michelle: My Life
    Brooke Knows Best
    Brooke Knows Best
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Basketball Wives: LA
    The 20
    The 20
    Behind the Music Remastered
    Behind the Music Remastered
    I Want to Work for Diddy
    I Want to Work for Diddy
    Supergroup
    Supergroup
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Big Ang
    Big Ang
    Sorority Sisters
    Sorority Sisters
    Signed
    Signed
    VH1 All Access
    VH1 All Access
    LeAnn & Eddie
    LeAnn & Eddie
    You're Cut Off!
    You're Cut Off!
    Fabulous Life of
    Fabulous Life of
    Mama Drama
    Mama Drama
    Teyana & Iman
    Teyana & Iman
    The Great Debate
    The Great Debate
    Undateable
    Undateable
    Miss Rap Supreme
    Miss Rap Supreme
    The Jenny McCarthy Show
    The Jenny McCarthy Show
    The Wendy Williams Experience
    The Wendy Williams Experience
    Scott Baio is
    Scott Baio is
    Bounce
    Bounce
    Maxim Hot 100
    Maxim Hot 100
    The Greatest
    The Greatest
    My Antonio
    My Antonio
    Dear Mama
    Dear Mama
    Free Radio
    Free Radio
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    Master of the Mix
    Master of the Mix
    Ton of Cash
    Ton of Cash
    So NoTORIous
    So NoTORIous
    VSpot Top 20 Countdown
    VSpot Top 20 Countdown
    The Price Of Beauty
    The Price Of Beauty
    Best Week Ever
    Best Week Ever
    I Love the '70s
    I Love the '70s
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    The OCD Project
    The OCD Project
    Girls Cruise
    Girls Cruise
    Bye Felicia!
    Bye Felicia!
    Get Schooled
    Get Schooled