VH1 TV Shows

About 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.

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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Teyana & Iman
Teyana & Iman
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Tough Love
Tough Love
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Football Wives
Football Wives
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Audrina
Audrina
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Bounce
Bounce
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Barely Famous
Barely Famous
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Peak Season
Peak Season
Broke & Famous
Broke & Famous
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 All Access
VH1 All Access
Daytime Divas
Daytime Divas
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
This is Hot 97
This is Hot 97
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Hindsight
Hindsight
The Breaks
The Breaks
Secrets of Aspen
Secrets of Aspen
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Acceptable TV
Acceptable TV
Free Radio
Free Radio
Famous Crime Scene
Famous Crime Scene
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
I Love New York
I Love New York
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Rock Docs
Rock Docs
The Springer Hustle
The Springer Hustle
The Price Of Beauty
The Price Of Beauty
Square Roots: The Story of Spongebob Squarepants
Square Roots: The Story of Spongebob Squarepants
I Love the '90s
I Love the '90s
I Love the New Millennium
I Love the New Millennium
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Ice-T's Rap School
Ice-T's Rap School
What Chilli Wants
What Chilli Wants
Undateable
Undateable
The OCD Project
The OCD Project
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards
Why Am I Still Single?
Why Am I Still Single?
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Big Ang
Big Ang
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Aptitude Test
Aptitude Test
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Suave Says
Suave Says