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
Love & Hip Hop
Love & Hip Hop
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Teyana & Iman
Teyana & Iman
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
Twinning
Twinning
I Love New York
I Love New York
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
Tough Love
Tough Love
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Daytime Divas
Daytime Divas
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
LeAnn & Eddie
LeAnn & Eddie
Gotti's Way
Gotti's Way
Baseball Wives
Baseball Wives
Suave Says
Suave Says
I Love Money
I Love Money
Scream Queens (2008)
Scream Queens (2008)
Hot GRITS
Hot GRITS
Critics' Choice Awards
Critics' Choice Awards
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
Mario Lopez: Saved By the Baby
Styled By June
Styled By June
For the Love of Ray J
For the Love of Ray J
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
Make or Break: The Linda Perry Project
The Breaks
The Breaks
Signed
Signed
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch
The X Life
The X Life
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Audrina
Audrina
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
Barely Famous
Barely Famous
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
The Greatest
The Greatest
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Big Ang
Big Ang
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Naked Dating
Naked Dating
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Hindsight
Hindsight
Walk of Shame Shuttle
Walk of Shame Shuttle
Swab Stories
Swab Stories
VH1 Live!
VH1 Live!
Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie
Brooke Knows Best
Brooke Knows Best
The T.O. Show
The T.O. Show
I Want to Work for Diddy
I Want to Work for Diddy
Let's Talk About Pep
Let's Talk About Pep
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
Free Radio
Free Radio
New York Goes to Hollywood
New York Goes to Hollywood
Miss Rap Supreme
Miss Rap Supreme
Heavy: The Story of Metal
Heavy: The Story of Metal
The Shot
The Shot
TRANSform Me
TRANSform Me
What Chilli Wants
What Chilli Wants
Undateable
Undateable
The OCD Project
The OCD Project
VH1 All Access
VH1 All Access