Celebrity & Entertainment TV Shows


About Celebrity & Entertainment

If there's one thing people like to debate these days, it's what makes a celebrity a celebrity. It used to be, the argument goes, that people were famous for a reason. They had extraordinary talents, or they accomplished amazing things. These days, the argument continues, people are getting famous just for being famous. Whether or not a celebrity got to be famous for having talent, though, all celebrities have one thing in common: in one way or another, they entertain us. And celebrity entertainment TV has grown into an entire genre that supports our desire to be entertained by famous people.

In the old days, celebrity entertainment TV consisted mostly of news-and-gossip magazine programs. These shows - Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition and the like - were TV versions of things that had long been popular on the newsstand and in the supermarket checkout line: gossip tabloids, soap opera digests, and movie star fan magazines. These programs blended the styles of nightly news broadcasts with the flashy feel of the tabloids, delivering story after story about celebrity antics.

As the celebrity entertainment industry grew, it became obvious that audiences weren't interested only in the private lives of actors, musicians and other traditional celebrities. Viewers would flock to programs that showcased the private lives of anyone, as long as audiences knew the names and faces of the people being exposed. The era of celebrity for the sake of celebrity was born, and most of the reality TV genre grew up in order to take advantage of it. The Kardashians are the most visible examples of the insta-celebrity, but at the moment, cable networks are filled with people who are famous mostly because they're willing to get in front of a camera when lots of people are watching.

About This Genre
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Wentworth
Wentworth
The Challenge
The Challenge
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
The Challenge: Champs Vs. Pros
Freestyle Love Supreme
Freestyle Love Supreme
Hip Hop Squares
Hip Hop Squares
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Autopsy: The Last Hours Of...
Oprah's Master Class
Oprah's Master Class
The Chris Gethard Show
The Chris Gethard Show
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Late Night with Seth Meyers
Tia & Tamera
Tia & Tamera
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Secret Lives of the Super Rich
Chasing Destiny
Chasing Destiny
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
Oprah's Next Chapter
Oprah's Next Chapter
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
StarTalk
StarTalk
Love Connection
Love Connection
The Real
Long Strange Trip
Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Teen Mum
Jennifer Lopez: Her Life. Her Journey.
The Director's Chair
BET Hip Hop Awards
Access Hollywood
Myths and Legends
World's Most Dangerous Roads
Country's Family Reunion
Behind The Music
Deion's Family Playbook
Christmas In Rockefeller Center
Apollo Live
The Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav
MTV Unplugged
TMZ Live
Extra
E! True Hollywood Story
Celebrity Legacies
VH1 Storytellers
Weird Celebrity Journeys with Bearsac in London
Chumel con Chumel Torres
Hollywood Scandals
Sports Dads
Fox Sports Live
The Dick Cavett Show
History of the Eagles
The Field of Blood
The Star and the Story
60 Minutes Sports
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
The Choice
Entertainment Tonight
The Ricki Lake Show
New York Live
Lindsay
Bobby Jones Gospel
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
College Football on CBS
Oprah's Lifeclass
The Sheards
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
A Very Gaga Thanksgiving
NFL Live
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
TeenNick Top 10
Live From E!
Kocktails with Khloe
The Late Late Show with James Corden
The Show With Vinny
Tabloid
CHIC.TV Movies
The Collective
T.D. Jakes Presents: Mind, Body & Soul
Big Brother: Over the Top
Dinner at Tiffani's
The Big Interview
MovieStar
Fox Sports 1 on 1
Tiny Tonight
Criss Angel: Trick'd Up
Leah Remini It's All Relative
I Love the 2000s
Culture Pop
Award Season
My Music
CeeLo Green's The Good Life
Playing With Fire
Kim's Fairytale Wedding: A Kardashian Event
This Is Justin Bieber
King of the Cage
Fashion Rocks
RMTV Live Performances
Flex & Shanice
Fear Factor
E! News Now
E! News
Comedy Bang! Bang!