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
Love & Hip Hop
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Daytime Divas
Daytime Divas
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
The Breaks
The Breaks
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Twinning
Twinning
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
I Love New York
I Love New York
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
She's Got Game
Flavor of Love
Real Chance of Love
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Fabulous Life of
Football Wives
I Heart Nick Carter
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
New York Goes to Work
Marrying The Game
Shaunie's Home Court
Behind The Music
VH1 Live!
I Love Money
VH1 Storytellers
K. Michelle: My Life
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Fantasia For Real
For the Love of Ray J
Celebrity Paranormal Project
The Surreal Life
VH1 Divas
Bounce
Naked Dating
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Behind the Music Remastered
Free Radio
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
I Love the '80s
You're Cut Off!
VH1 All Access
100 Greatest Artists of All Time
Beverly Hills Fabulous
La La's Full Court Life
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Mama Drama
I Love the 2000s
Soundclash
Candidly Nicole
Sorority Sisters
Bye Felicia!
The 20
Behind The Movie
Hogan Knows Best
Couples Therapy
LeAnn & Eddie
Daisy of Love
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Barely Famous
Leave It to Stevie
Celebrity Fit Club
The Pick-Up Artist
New York Goes to Hollywood
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Audrina
I'm Married to a...
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Hindsight
Brooke Knows Best
Tool Academy
Tough Love
Gotti's Way
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
The T.O. Show
Live & Loud Fridays
Megan Wants a Millionaire
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
Breaking Bonaduce
Friday Night Alright
Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
Secrets of Aspen
Let's Talk About Pep
America's Most Smartest Model