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
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Tough Love
Tough Love
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Hit The Floor
Real Chance of Love
Rock of Love
Basketball Wives: LA
Baller Wives
New York Goes to Work
Daytime Divas
Behind The Music
VH1 Storytellers
Marrying The Game
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
You're Cut Off!
Fabulous Life of
Shaunie's Home Court
The Breaks
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
The T.O. Show
Megan Wants a Millionaire
I Want to Work for Diddy
Breaking Bonaduce
Fantasia For Real
Behind the Music Remastered
Broke & Famous
Famous Crime Scene
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Cho Show
The Surreal Life
Undateable
Money Hungry
Football Wives
Master of the Mix
Ton of Cash
La La's Full Court Life
Stevie TV
House of Consignment
Mama Drama
I'm Married to a...
Tiny Tonight
I Love the 2000s
Sorority Sisters
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Leave It to Stevie
Signed
I Love Money
Gotti's Way
The Pick-Up Artist
I Love New York
My Fair Brady
My Big Friggin Wedding
The X Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Twinning
Brooke Knows Best
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Daisy of Love
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
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Celebrity Fit Club
Peak Season
Acceptable TV
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
What Perez Sez
The Agency