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
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
The Breaks
The Breaks
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
I Love Money
I Love Money
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
For the Love of Ray J
Scream Queens (2008)
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
I Love New York
New York Goes to Hollywood
Celebrity Fit Club
Marrying The Game
K. Michelle: My Life
Leave It to Stevie
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Bounce
VH1 Live!
Daisy of Love
Couples Therapy
New York Goes to Work
Tough Love
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
The Surreal Life
Barely Famous
Twinning
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Dear Mama
Behind The Music
You're Cut Off!
VH1 Storytellers
I Love the 2000s
Naked Dating
Tool Academy
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Hogan Knows Best
Miss Rap Supreme
Mama Drama
Amber Rose Show
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
The T.O. Show
My Antonio
Fantasia For Real
The Pick-Up Artist
AL-TV
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Undateable
Fabulous Life of
The Do Something Awards
My Big Friggin Wedding
Master of the Mix
The X Life
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
VH1 Ladies' Night Out
Hollywood Exes
Big Ang
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Making Mr. Right
Miami Monkey
LeAnn & Eddie
Candidly Nicole
I Heart Nick Carter
Sorority Sisters
Dating Naked: Playing For Keeps
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
I'm Married to a...
This is Hot 97
Atlanta Exes
Brooke Knows Best
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
Live & Loud Fridays
Lords of the Revolution
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
Critics' Choice Awards
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Behind the Music Remastered