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
Love & Hip Hop
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Tough Love
Tough Love
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Tool Academy
I Love Money
Rock of Love
Couples Therapy
K. Michelle: My Life
My Fair Brady
Behind The Music
You're Cut Off!
Single Ladies
Marrying The Game
Shaunie's Home Court
The T.O. Show
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Fantasia For Real
VH1 Storytellers
Hogan Knows Best
Undateable
VH1 News
Daytime Divas
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
New York Goes to Work
I Want to Work for Diddy
Breaking Bonaduce
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Behind the Music Remastered
Famous Crime Scene
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life: Fame Games
AL-TV
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Football Wives
Master of the Mix
La La's Full Court Life
Mama Drama
I'm Married to a...
The Gossip Game
Naked Dating
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Candidly Nicole
K. Michelle, The Rebellious Soul Musical
Sorority Sisters
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Leave It to Stevie
The Breaks
I Love New York
Twinning
Daisy of Love
Celebrity Fit Club
Money Hungry
My Big Friggin Wedding
Making Mr. Right
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Signed
Brooke Knows Best
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
Lords of the Revolution
My Antonio
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
No Excuses with Master P
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
Peak Season
Acceptable TV
Broke & Famous
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Free Radio
I Hate My 30's
I Know My Kid's A Star
Luke's Parental Advisory
The Fabulous Life Presents: My Big Fat Fabulous Wedding
The Pick-Up Artist