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: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
I Love New York
I Love New York
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Tough Love
I Love Money
She's Got Game
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Couples Therapy
Scared Famous
Twinning
The Surreal Life
Tool Academy
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
I'm Married to a...
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Shaunie's Home Court
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Daisy of Love
Celebrity Fit Club
Marrying The Game
I Heart Nick Carter
The Greatest
Behind The Music
Fantasia For Real
You're Cut Off!
Hogan Knows Best
Miss Rap Supreme
Megan Wants a Millionaire
The T.O. Show
Miami Monkey
Brooke Knows Best
For the Love of Ray J
New York Goes to Work
I Want to Work for Diddy
Broke & Famous
Scott Baio is
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Football Wives
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mama Drama
K. Michelle: My Life
Sorority Sisters
VH1 Live!
My Antonio
Acceptable TV
I Hate My 30's
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
My Fair Brady
Bret Michaels: Life As I Know It
Black to the Future
The X Life
Saddle Ranch
Wicked Single
Miss U Much
This is Hot 97
Bye Felicia!
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
The Breaks
Daytime Divas
The Pick-Up Artist
Hollywood Exes
Making Mr. Right
Leave It to Stevie
Confessions of a Teen Idol
Gotti's Way
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Live & Loud Fridays
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
America's Most Smartest Model
Critics' Choice Awards
Celebrity Paranormal Project
Behind the Music Remastered
Peak Season
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Free Radio