Watch TV Shows on 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.

    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
    Cartel Crew
    Cartel Crew
    Love & Hip Hop
    Love & Hip Hop
    Black Ink Crew
    Black Ink Crew
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    RuPaul's Drag Race
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Basketball Wives: LA
    Basketball Wives
    Basketball Wives
    America's Next Top Model
    America's Next Top Model
    Mob Wives
    Mob Wives
    Hit The Floor
    Hit The Floor
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Love & Hip Hop: Miami
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Black Ink Crew: Chicago
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
    Flavor of Love
    Flavor of Love
    Single Ladies
    Single Ladies
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    VH1 Family Reunion: Love & Hip Hop Edition
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story
    Dating Naked
    Dating Naked
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    VH1 Couples Retreat
    Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly
    Infamy: When Fame Turns Deadly
    The Surreal Life
    The Surreal Life
    I Love Money
    I Love Money
    Rock of Love
    Rock of Love
    Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked
    Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked
    The Pick-Up Artist
    The Pick-Up Artist
    Scared Famous
    Scared Famous
    I Love New York
    I Love New York
    Couples Therapy
    Couples Therapy
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
    Twinning
    Twinning
    Marrying The Game
    Marrying The Game
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    Mob Wives: Chicago
    Hogan Knows Best
    Hogan Knows Best
    To Catch a Beautician
    To Catch a Beautician
    LeAnn & Eddie
    LeAnn & Eddie
    Signed
    Signed
    Celebrity Fit Club
    Celebrity Fit Club
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
    Baller Wives
    Baller Wives
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Daytime Divas
    Daytime Divas
    Real Chance of Love
    Real Chance of Love
    Teyana & Iman
    Teyana & Iman
    Tough Love
    Tough Love
    My Fair Brady
    My Fair Brady
    Big Ang
    Big Ang
    Daisy of Love
    Daisy of Love
    Girls Cruise
    Girls Cruise
    She's Got Game
    She's Got Game
    Brooke Knows Best
    Brooke Knows Best
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Chrissy & Mr. Jones
    Shaunie's Home Court
    Shaunie's Home Court
    Hot GRITS
    Hot GRITS
    Hollywood Exes
    Hollywood Exes
    I'm Married to a...
    I'm Married to a...
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Black Ink Crew: Compton
    Tool Academy
    Tool Academy
    Model Employee
    Model Employee
    Love & Listings
    Love & Listings
    For the Love of Ray J
    For the Love of Ray J
    Wedding Wars
    Wedding Wars
    K. Michelle, The Rebellious Soul Musical
    K. Michelle, The Rebellious Soul Musical
    Broke & Famous
    Broke & Famous
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
    The Breaks
    The Breaks
    Leave It to Stevie
    Leave It to Stevie
    Candidly Nicole
    Candidly Nicole
    Behind The Music
    Behind The Music
    New York Goes to Work
    New York Goes to Work
    Barely Famous
    Barely Famous
    Dad Camp
    Dad Camp
    VH1 Storytellers
    VH1 Storytellers
    Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
    Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
    Hindsight
    Hindsight
    Why Am I Still Single?
    Why Am I Still Single?
    Baseball Wives
    Baseball Wives
    Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
    Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
    Atlanta Exes
    Atlanta Exes
    The 20
    The 20
    Big Morning Buzz Live
    Big Morning Buzz Live
    The Great Debate
    The Great Debate
    Styled By June
    Styled By June
    Saddle Ranch
    Saddle Ranch
    America's Most Smartest Model
    America's Most Smartest Model
    You're Cut Off!
    You're Cut Off!
    Best Week Ever
    Best Week Ever
    Fantasia For Real
    Fantasia For Real
    Free Radio
    Free Radio
    K. Michelle: My Life
    K. Michelle: My Life
    Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
    Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
    Gotti's Way
    Gotti's Way
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race
    Off Pitch
    Off Pitch
    Tough Love: Couples
    Tough Love: Couples
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    VH1 Hip Hop Honors
    I Want to Work for Diddy
    I Want to Work for Diddy