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
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Tough Love
Tough Love
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Twinning
Twinning
The Surreal Life
She's Got Game
Real Chance of Love
For the Love of Ray J
LeAnn & Eddie
VH1 Storytellers
Tool Academy
Baller Wives
Critics' Choice Awards
Scream Queens (2008)
Couples Therapy
Shaunie's Home Court
Celebrity Fit Club
Audrina
Daisy of Love
I Love New York
Hogan Knows Best
I Heart Nick Carter
The X Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Signed
Miss Rap Supreme
Behind The Music
Fantasia For Real
The T.O. Show
You're Cut Off!
Fabulous Life of
Marrying The Game
Sorority Sisters
I Love Money
Megan Wants a Millionaire
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Live!
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Dad Camp
La La's Full Court Life
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: Chicago
Secrets of Aspen
Broke & Famous
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Free Radio
The Pick-Up Artist
My Fair Brady
Scott Baio is
VH1 Divas
The Price Of Beauty
I Love the '70s
Undateable
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
The Greatest
Beverly Hills Fabulous
Big Morning Buzz Live
Stevie TV
Mama Drama
The Gossip Game
Miami Monkey
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Amber Rose Show
Behind The Movie
Leave It to Stevie
The Breaks
Daytime Divas
New York Goes to Work
Bye Felicia!
Big Ang
Behind the Music Remastered
Tough Love: Couples
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Making Mr. Right
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Brooke Knows Best
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
Lords of the Revolution
My Antonio
Eddie Griffin: Going For Broke