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: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Baller Wives
Baller Wives
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
I Love New York
Signed
Rock of Love
Flavor of Love
Hogan Knows Best
She's Got Game
K. Michelle: My Life
Twinning
Daytime Divas
Audrina
Baseball Wives
I Heart Nick Carter
Tough Love
Celebrity Fit Club
VH1 Storytellers
The T.O. Show
My Antonio
Behind The Music
Miss Rap Supreme
Peak Season
Naked Dating
For the Love of Ray J
Tool Academy
Fantasia For Real
The Pick-Up Artist
You're Cut Off!
Fabulous Life of
Big Morning Buzz Live
Mama Drama
Sorority Sisters
Behind The Movie
The Breaks
Brooke Knows Best
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
I Want to Work for Diddy
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Famous Crime Scene
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life: Fame Games
Woodstock: Now & Then
I Love the '80s
The Great Debate
What Chilli Wants
VH1 Rock Honors
The Short List
Master of the Mix
The X Life
Why Am I Still Single?
Pop Up Video Jersey Shore
Bounce
I'm Married to a...
Wicked Single
I Love the 2000s
Behind the Music Remastered
New York Goes to Work
La La's Full Court Life
Big Ang
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Making Mr. Right
Miami Monkey
The Tanning of America
Soundclash
Barely Famous
Leave It to Stevie
Real Chance of Love
I Love Money
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Lords of the Revolution
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke
Sex Rehab with Dr. Drew
No Excuses with Master P
Breaking Bonaduce
Friday Night Alright
Frank the Entertainer...in a Basement Affair
Secrets of Aspen
Let's Talk About Pep