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
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Teyana & Iman
Teyana & Iman
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Tough Love
Tough Love
Twinning
Twinning
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
I Love New York
I Love New York
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
The Greatest
The Greatest
I Love Money
I Love Money
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Breaking Bonaduce
Breaking Bonaduce
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
Bounce
Bounce
Dear Mama
Dear Mama
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
The X Life
The X Life
Wedding Wars
Wedding Wars
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
Peak Season
Peak Season
I Know My Kid's A Star
I Know My Kid's A Star
Undateable
Undateable
Dad Camp
Dad Camp
The Do Something Awards
The Do Something Awards
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Audrina
Audrina
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
Why Am I Still Single?
Why Am I Still Single?
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
Big Ang
Big Ang
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Soundclash
Soundclash
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
America's Most Smartest Model
America's Most Smartest Model
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Swab Stories
Swab Stories
VH1 Beauty Bar
VH1 Beauty Bar
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
Gotti's Way
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
Live & Loud Fridays
Lords of the Revolution
Lords of the Revolution
My Antonio
My Antonio
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
No Excuses with Master P
No Excuses with Master P
Friday Night Alright
Friday Night Alright
Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
Secrets of Aspen
Secrets of Aspen
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards