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
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Tough Love
Tough Love
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Baller Wives
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Tool Academy
Dating Naked
The Surreal Life
Hogan Knows Best
Daytime Divas
Shaunie's Home Court
Signed
Daisy of Love
Flavor of Love
Twinning
Behind the Music Remastered
I Love New York
Couples Therapy
Marrying The Game
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Leave It to Stevie
VH1 Storytellers
The T.O. Show
Behind The Music
For the Love of Ray J
Fantasia For Real
Broke & Famous
Miss Rap Supreme
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Famous Crime Scene
You're Cut Off!
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
This is Hot 97
VH1 Live!
Breaking Bonaduce
Celebrity Paranormal Project
The Pick-Up Artist
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
So NoTORIous
Best Week Ever
I Love the '90s
The Great Debate
Dad Camp
VH1 All Access
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Master of the Mix
Stevie TV
The Jenny McCarthy Show
I Love the 2000s
Sorority Sisters
Amber Rose Show
Dear Mama
The Breaks
Hollywood Exes
Making Mr. Right
I Heart Nick Carter
Miami Monkey
Atlanta Exes
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Brooke Knows Best
I Love Money
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
New York Goes to Work
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
Lords of the Revolution
My Antonio
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
I Want to Work for Diddy
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
No Excuses with Master P
Friday Night Alright
Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
Secrets of Aspen
Let's Talk About Pep
America's Most Smartest Model
Critics' Choice Awards
Celebrity Fit Club
Peak Season
Acceptable TV
Free Radio