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
Cartel Crew
Cartel Crew
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
Black Ink Crew: Chicago
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Miami
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Black Ink Crew
Black Ink Crew
Basketball Wives
Basketball Wives
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
Hit The Floor
Hit The Floor
America's Next Top Model
America's Next Top Model
Dating Naked
Dating Naked
Shaunie's Home Court
Shaunie's Home Court
Mob Wives
Mob Wives
Single Ladies
Single Ladies
Teyana & Iman
Teyana & Iman
Basketball Wives: LA
Basketball Wives: LA
Couples Therapy
Couples Therapy
VH1 Storytellers
VH1 Storytellers
Barely Famous
Barely Famous
Flavor of Love
Flavor of Love
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew
She's Got Game
She's Got Game
I Love New York
I Love New York
Rock of Love
Rock of Love
Tough Love
Tough Love
Daisy of Love
Daisy of Love
Twinning
Twinning
Hogan Knows Best
Hogan Knows Best
Leave It to Stevie
Leave It to Stevie
Celebrity Fit Club
Celebrity Fit Club
The Surreal Life
The Surreal Life
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Family Therapy with Dr. Jenn
Scared Famous
Scared Famous
Mob Wives: Chicago
Mob Wives: Chicago
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Chrissy & Mr. Jones
Hindsight
Hindsight
Audrina
Audrina
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Stevie J & Joseline Go Hollywood
Money Hungry
Money Hungry
Real Chance of Love
Real Chance of Love
I Love Money
I Love Money
The Pick-Up Artist
The Pick-Up Artist
The X Life
The X Life
La La's Full Court Life
La La's Full Court Life
Marrying The Game
Marrying The Game
Atlanta Exes
Atlanta Exes
I Heart Nick Carter
I Heart Nick Carter
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Suave Says
Suave Says
Hollywood Exes
Hollywood Exes
Saddle Ranch
Saddle Ranch
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
Behind The Music
Behind The Music
Fantasia For Real
Fantasia For Real
Megan Wants a Millionaire
Megan Wants a Millionaire
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
VH1 Hip Hop Honors
Free Radio
Free Radio
The Wendy Williams Experience
The Wendy Williams Experience
Big Ang
Big Ang
Mama Drama
Mama Drama
Tool Academy
Tool Academy
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
The Salt-n-Pepa Show
My Fair Brady
My Fair Brady
Best Week Ever
Best Week Ever
What Chilli Wants
What Chilli Wants
You're Cut Off!
You're Cut Off!
Fabulous Life of
Fabulous Life of
Big Morning Buzz Live
Big Morning Buzz Live
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
100 Greatest Songs of the 00s
Stevie TV
Stevie TV
Bounce
Bounce
I'm Married to a...
I'm Married to a...
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Tiny & Shekinah's Weave Trip
Signed
Signed
New York Goes to Work
New York Goes to Work
Behind the Music Remastered
Behind the Music Remastered
Acceptable TV
Acceptable TV
Broke & Famous
Broke & Famous
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
Ego Trip's White Rapper Show
The Agency
The Agency
Scott Baio is
Scott Baio is
The Shot
The Shot
Square Roots: The Story of Spongebob Squarepants
Square Roots: The Story of Spongebob Squarepants
The Great Debate
The Great Debate
Tough Love: Couples
Tough Love: Couples
Undateable
Undateable
Get Schooled
Get Schooled
VH1 Rock Honors
VH1 Rock Honors
The Greatest
The Greatest
Famous Food
Famous Food
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Mob Wives: The Sit Down
Aptitude Test
Aptitude Test
Making Mr. Right
Making Mr. Right
The Jenny McCarthy Show
The Jenny McCarthy Show
Wicked Single
Wicked Single
The Gossip Game
The Gossip Game
Miami Monkey
Miami Monkey