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
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Tough Love
Tough Love
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Twinning
Scream Queens (2008)
Baller Wives
Tool Academy
Daisy of Love
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
I Love New York
Baseball Wives
I Heart Nick Carter
Shaunie's Home Court
Behind The Music
The T.O. Show
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Storytellers
Peak Season
The Pick-Up Artist
Hogan Knows Best
You're Cut Off!
Mama Drama
For the Love of Ray J
Fantasia For Real
Broke & Famous
Free Radio
Miss Rap Supreme
Bounce
The Jenny McCarthy Show
Making Mr. Right
Megan Wants a Millionaire
My Antonio
I Want to Work for Diddy
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Famous Crime Scene
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
I Love the '90s
I Love the New Millennium
The Great Debate
Black to the Future
Fabulous Life of
The Wendy Williams Experience
VH1 All Access
Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp
Master of the Mix
Wedding Wars
VH1 News
Stevie TV
Marrying The Game
The Gossip Game
This is Hot 97
I Love the 2000s
Barely Famous
The 20
Amber Rose Show
Dear Mama
VH1 Live!
The Breaks
Signed
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Couples Therapy
Hollywood Exes
I Love Money
New York Goes to Work
The Surreal Life
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Daytime Divas
Brooke Knows Best
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