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
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Teyana & Iman
Teyana & Iman
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Twinning
Twinning
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Audrina
Audrina
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Tough Love
Tough Love
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
I Love New York
I Love New York
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Soundclash
Soundclash
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Bounce
Bounce
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Candidly Nicole
Candidly Nicole
Baller Wives
Baller Wives
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Undateable
Undateable
Maxim Hot 100
Maxim Hot 100
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Sorority Sisters
Sorority Sisters
VH1 Beauty Bar
VH1 Beauty Bar
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Famous Crime Scene
Famous Crime Scene
Can't Get a Date
Can't Get a Date
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Web Junk 20
Web Junk 20
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
Get Schooled
Get Schooled
The X Life
The X Life
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
Why Am I Still Single?
Why Am I Still Single?
Big Ang
Big Ang
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Suave Says
Suave Says
Hindsight
Hindsight
Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS
Amber Rose Show
Amber Rose Show
Behind The Movie
Behind The Movie
Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
I Love Money
I Love Money