Lifetime TV Shows


About Lifetime

Over the course of its history, Lifetime has been traded around among a circle of corporate media-giant parents, but the cable channel's programming focus has stayed mostly consistent throughout. Originating in 1984 as a merger between the women-oriented Daytime and Cable Health networks, Lifetime was intended from the beginning to target female audiences. Although that goal is less explicit now, the channel's programming philosophy remains essentially the same.

In the mid-1980s, Lifetime attempted to capitalize on the talk show boom, airing talk and interviews shows hosted by Regis Philbin and sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer. The channel also aired reruns of network comedy and drama series that had established female audiences.

Through the 90s, Lifetime left doubt about its target demographic, as the channel adopted the tag line "Television for Women." That branding continued until 2006, when the network dropped the tag line and worked to broaden its audience to include more men and young people.

Lifetime is now a subsidiary of A&E, and like A&E's other cable channels, Lifetime has incorporated reality shows such as "Dance Moms" into its schedule. The channel also still airs syndicated reruns and original dramatic series like "Devious Maids" and "Witches of East End." Lifetime original movies, famous for their women's-issues-related themes and melodrama, also continue to be a staple of the schedule.

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Bring It!
Bring It!
Unsolved Mysteries
Unsolved Mysteries
Little Women: Atlanta
Little Women: Atlanta
The Rap Game
The Rap Game
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
Project Runway All Stars
Project Runway All Stars
Army Wives
Army Wives
Project Runway
Project Runway
Little Women: LA
Little Women: LA
Little Women: Dallas
Little Women: Dallas
Drop Dead Diva
Drop Dead Diva
Kim of Queens
Kim of Queens
Devious Maids
Devious Maids
Preachers' Daughters
Preachers' Daughters
This Time Next Year
This Time Next Year
Born in the Wild
Born in the Wild
Witches of East End
Witches of East End
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Killer Kids
Killer Kids
The Pop Game
The Pop Game
Project Runway Junior
America's Supernanny
Human Trafficking
Child Genius
The Client List
The Choking Game
So Sharp
American Beauty Star
Turning Point with Dr. David Jeremiah
America's Most Wanted
The Gabby Douglas Story
Life Is Not a Fairytale: The Fantasia Barrino Story
Lifetime Classics
Nora Roberts' Lifetime Movies
A Day Late and a Dollar Short
The Sisterhood: Becoming Nuns
Dance Mums with Jennifer Ellison
Married at First Sight: Jamie and Doug Plus One
Little Women: LA: Terra's Big House
How To Look Good Naked
Mom's Cooking
One Born Every Minute
Roseanne's Nuts
The Pregnancy Project
Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret
House of Versace
Starving in Suburbia
The Red Tent
Little Women: Terra's Little Family
Bama State Style
Atlanta Plastic
Blood Ties
Cheerleader Nation
Missing
My Nanny's Secret
Lifetime Scary Movies
An Officer and a Murderer
Double Divas
Deadly Wives
True Tori
Frisky Business
Expecting Amish
Raising Asia
The Unauthorized Story of Saved By The Bell
The Brittany Murphy Story
The Assault
Big Women: Big Love
Little Women: NY
Preach
Amazing Facts Presents with Doug Batchelor
Little Women: Atlanta: Monie Gets Married
Little Women LA: Couples Retreat
A Midsummer's Nightmare
Mommy's Little Boy
Under the Gunn
Seriously Funny Kids
Russian Dolls
24 Hour Catwalk
The Capture of the Green River Killer
Prom Queens
Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition
Project Runway: Threads
Bringing Up Ballers
Maneater
Models of the Runway
Blush
DietTribe
Gay, Straight or Taken?
Get Married
Sherri
America's Psychic Challenge
Cook Yourself Thin
Matched in Manhattan
Side Order of Life
State of Mind
Lisa Williams: Life Among the Dead
Lovespring International
Your Mama Don't Dance
The Balancing Act
Top This Party