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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.

    RuPaul's Drag Race
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    Cartel Crew
    Cartel Crew
    Black Ink Crew
    Black Ink Crew
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Love & Hip Hop
    Love & Hip Hop
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    America's Next Top Model
    America's Next Top Model
    Mob Wives
    Mob Wives
    Basketball Wives
    Basketball Wives
    Behind The Music
    Behind The Music
    Hit The Floor
    Hit The Floor
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Flavor of Love
    Flavor of Love
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    The Surreal Life
    The Surreal Life
    Dating Naked
    Dating Naked
    I Love Money
    I Love Money
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Basketball Wives: LA
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    My Celebrity Dream Wedding
    My Celebrity Dream Wedding
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    Real Chance of Love
    Real Chance of Love
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    The Pick-Up Artist
    The Pick-Up Artist
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    Single Ladies
    Single Ladies
    I Love New York
    I Love New York
    Twinning
    Twinning
    Scared Famous
    Scared Famous
    She's Got Game
    She's Got Game
    Rock of Love
    Rock of Love
    Marrying The Game
    Marrying The Game
    My True Crime Story
    My True Crime Story
    K. Michelle: My Life
    K. Michelle: My Life
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Shaunie's Home Court
    Shaunie's Home Court
    Brooke Knows Best
    Brooke Knows Best
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Signed
    Signed
    LeAnn & Eddie
    LeAnn & Eddie
    Hogan Knows Best
    Hogan Knows Best
    Love & Listings
    Love & Listings
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Barely Famous
    Barely Famous
    Girls Cruise
    Girls Cruise
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Daytime Divas
    Daytime Divas
    My Fair Brady
    My Fair Brady
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    Black Ink Crew: Confessions
    Black Ink Crew: Confessions
    Dad Camp
    Dad Camp
    Baller Wives
    Baller Wives
    To Catch a Beautician
    To Catch a Beautician
    Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
    Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
    Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
    Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
    VH1 Storytellers
    VH1 Storytellers
    Hindsight
    Hindsight
    Football Wives
    Football Wives
    Hot GRITS
    Hot GRITS
    Miami Monkey
    Miami Monkey
    The T.O. Show
    The T.O. Show
    Naked Dating
    Naked Dating
    Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked
    Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked
    Big Ang
    Big Ang
    I Heart Nick Carter
    I Heart Nick Carter
    Walk of Shame Shuttle
    Walk of Shame Shuttle
    Free Radio
    Free Radio
    Bounce
    Bounce
    Teyana & Iman
    Teyana & Iman
    Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
    Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
    This is Hot 97
    This is Hot 97
    You're Cut Off!
    You're Cut Off!
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    Fantasia For Real
    Fantasia For Real
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    Sorority Sisters
    Sorority Sisters
    VH1 Live!
    VH1 Live!
    Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly
    Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly
    Mama Drama
    Mama Drama
    Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
    Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Miss Rap Supreme
    Miss Rap Supreme
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    The Salt-n-Pepa Show
    Critics' Choice Awards
    Critics' Choice Awards
    Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
    Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
    The Wendy Williams Experience
    The Wendy Williams Experience
    For the Love of Ray J
    For the Love of Ray J
    The Jenny McCarthy Show
    The Jenny McCarthy Show
    I Want to Work for Diddy
    I Want to Work for Diddy
    The Springer Hustle
    The Springer Hustle
    Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
    Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
    Secrets of Aspen
    Secrets of Aspen
    Breaking Bonaduce
    Breaking Bonaduce
    100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
    100 Greatest Songs of the 00s