The BEST VH1 Shows

The top 14 shows on VH1

Metal Evolution

#1 - Metal Evolution

Metal Evolution presents 11 episodes based on the much-debated Metal History "family tree" originally shown in Headbanger's Journey. This 24 sub-genre genealogical chart reveals the vast complex progeny of heavy metal--from Early Metal and Shock Rock to Thrash, from Progressive Metal to Grunge and Nu Metal. Using the chart as his road map, our host, metalhead turned anthropologist Sam Dunn, will crisscross the globe in search of the very essence of Metal, from bars and back alleys to the biggest open air festivals.

star 9.02
259 votes
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RuPaul's Drag Race

#2 - RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race and Untucked return with more sickening styles, fierce challenges and backstage drama. Michelle Visage, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews and celeb guest judges join RuPaul as she sets out to crown America's Next Drag Superstar in this Emmy Award-winning show.

star 8.79
2,079 votes
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Black Ink Crew: Chicago

#3 - Black Ink Crew: Chicago

In the streets of Chicago, success is the only way out. Black Ink Crew: Chicago follows a passionate and ambitious group of friends — tattoo artists at 9Mag — through the unforgiving streets of Chicago as they band together to create new identities for themselves, their families, and their business.

star 8.77
107 votes
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Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out

#4 - Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out

Nick Cannon and MTV are about to bring the street to the stage with Wild N’ Out- A half hour of unpredictable snaps and outrageous situations. Every episode, it’s Nick vs. A-List celebrities, as each leads their own team of improv comedians in an attempt to come out on top in a variety of ridiculous comic throw downs. Traditional improv games get a hip-hop twist as Nick and others rip the headlines-and reputations. It all culminates in a freestyle comedy battle to decide who wins fame and who goes home in shame. Don’t miss the illest improv on television. Nick Cannon Presents: Wild N' Out.

star 8.61
217 votes
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RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

#5 - RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars

Serving a new twist on the mega-hit RuPaul's Drag Race as it pits queens from previous seasons in a wig-to-wig drag battle royale.

star 8.42
735 votes
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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

#6 - Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta

The city's hip hop elite are about to have their lives changed in ways they never imagined - for better or for worse! In the music mecca of the South, artists rise and fall, families grow and are torn apart, and what goes around - definitely comes around. These players continue to be on the cutting edge of the good, bad and naughty side of love. Returning fan favorites will be joined by some new faces.

star 7.36
494 votes
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Love & Hip Hop Hollywood

#7 - Love & Hip Hop Hollywood

VH1 is going back to Cali for the second season of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood." Premiering on Monday, September 7 at 8PM*, the new cast is willing to lay it all on the line, striving to leave a permanent mark on the music industry despite sacrifices they may be forced to make. Devoted to pursuing their dreams in both career and romance, these artists must strike a balance between work and play against the backdrop of the Hollywood Hills. This season of "Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood" will explore one of the most complex relationships in franchise history. Miles, a west coast rapper, who was raised with church values bravely faces his truth, when he realizes he's in love with Milan, an openly gay man. The struggle becomes complicated for Miles because his best friend and childhood sweetheart, Amber, is still in love with him. The season follows Miles and Milan's difficult and emotional journey as they deal with the stigmas often associated with intimate relationships between black men in the music industry.

star 7.31
218 votes
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Hindsight (2015)

#8 - Hindsight (2015)

The series begins with Becca on the eve of her second wedding. It all seems perfect this time around, but she is still plagued by doubt. What if she could fix everything, and make the 'right' choices this time? Becca finds herself thinking about her former best friend Lolly, with whom she had a falling out many years ago. If only she could talk to her once again... Suddenly, after a freakish elevator ride, Becca gets the opportunity to do just that as she wakes up in New York City on the morning of her first wedding day in 1995. She's about to marry Sean, a bad-boy artist who is all wrong for her - and she knows her first move must be to reconnect with Lolly to re-live that day. Can she 'make it right' by living her life all over while readapting to life in New York City in the 90's – a time of smoking in bars, carrying pagers, having an AOL email address? Becca will soon discover there's no sure-fire way to make the right choices in life – even knowing everything she thinks she knows now.

star 7.21
225 votes
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Basketball Wives

#9 - Basketball Wives

Being the wife or girlfriend of a professional basketball player has its advantages, from sitting courtside at the Finals to sitting port side on your husband's yacht. But outside the glare of the public spotlight, their lives may not be as glamorous as one might think. On Basketball Wives, we'll follow the extraordinary lives of 6 women who are best friends as they juggle the success and stresses of building businesses, battling groupies, and searching for stability in the unstable arena of being the significant other to a basketball superstar. While many people may view the wives of professional athletes as being lazy and entitled, these women are proof that those stereotypes are often off the mark. From starting a high-end shoe boutique to managing a dance company to building a fitness empire, these women are chasing and realizing dreams and goals that underscore their place as empowered woman and not just the wife of a celebrity. And perhaps the most profound revelation is that behind all the bling, these women are really just the same as everyone else. Just like many women across America, they cope with the stresses of marriage and divorce and being a single parent, the joys and trials of raising children, the highs and lows of their friendship with each other. But with the pressures of fame, the temptation and fears of infidelity, and the struggles of raising children while their men are away trying to conquer the hard court, these women have to stick together as best friends and find the inner strength together to triumph against the odds. In Basketball Wives, we'll finally get a glimpse into the secret and unique lives of the women behind these men, and we'll realize that it's not just the players they're married to... but also the game.

star 7.09
101 votes
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Love & Hip Hop New York

#10 - Love & Hip Hop New York

Season 9 of Love & Hip Hop New York offers a deeper look into the lives, loves and everyday struggles of hip-hop heavy hitters and rising stars in the Big Apple as they try to make their marks in the game. Cast members include Joe Budden, Cyn Santana, Remy Ma, Papoose, Juelz Santana, Kimbella, Yandy, Maino, Maggie Carrie, Safaree, Rich Dollaz, Sidney Starr, Nya Lee, Jonathan Fernandez, Juju and Anais.

star 6.98
268 votes
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Mob Wives

#11 - Mob Wives

Mob Wives is a docu-soap series which follows the lives of a group of ("according to the federal government") associated women at a crossroads, struggling to establish their own identities and carry on while their loved ones do time for Mob-related activities. Along the way they battle their friends, families, and each other as they try to do what's best for themselves, their children, and their future. When lines are crossed and when true colors come out - Who will unite and who will fight? Over the course of five seasons, Mob Wives viewers have witnessed moments of genuine struggle, friendship, and betrayal among a tight-knit group of Staten Island women united by a connection never before seen on television. But one thing remained clear throughout - it’s family connections that count the most. Now those bonds are put to the ultimate test in the sixth and final season of Mob Wives coined Mob Wives: The Last Stand. For the final, emotionally-charged cycle, Mob Wives: The Last Stand returns the focus exclusively to where it all began – New York City. The Philly girls have left the building, and the "OG" cast is back together on Staten Island, where they always keep it "one-hundred" with each other. But amongst this sisterhood could there be enemies within? Since the series premiere in 2011, the women have created new lives for themselves as their loved ones do time for alleged mob-related activities. For each of these women, the struggle is real, and sometimes betrayal is a way of life. Season 6 covers a particularly full range of stories: writing a personal tell-all, battling cancer and shutting a beloved business, dealing with a rebellious teenage daughter, coping with a father’s imprisonment, calling out supposed friends for being fake, or being the new girl and having to prove that you’re authentic. Despite the high-octane drama these ladies are known for, they are more than just their "reputed" mob connections. They are mothers and wives, bus

star 6.95
197 votes
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Hit the Floor

#12 - Hit the Floor

Exploring the alluring world of professional basketball and the dancers who make the fans (and players) go wild, "Hit the Floor" asks the question: How much are you willing to sacrifice to make all your dreams come true? The Los Angeles Devils are the #1 team in the league. When the arena lights go on, all of Hollywood comes out to support the million dollar players. But in this city these men share the fame, adrenalin, money, sex and power with their dancers, the Devil Girls. At the heart of the series is Ahsha, a sheltered young woman who joins the team against the wishes of her mother Sloane, who knows this treacherous, tempting world all too well having been a Devil Girl herself. Olivia is the shrewd squad manager, Jelena is the ruthless, star captain who won't let anyone else share the spotlight and Pete Davenport is the former All-Star who's come back to coach his old team.

star 6.85
387 votes
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America's Next Top Model

#13 - America's Next Top Model

Created by world-renowned supermodel Tyra Banks, who executive produces the series with Ken Mok, AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL chronicles the transformation of everyday young women into potentially fierce supermodels. Fourteen participants will live together and vie for the incredible grand prize: an opportunity to be managed by Ford Models, a fashion spread in Elle magazine, and a $100,000 contract with CoverGirl. Cameras catch each moment as participants face weekly tests that determine who makes the cut. With mentoring by supermodel Tyra Banks and exposure to high-profile fashion industry gurus, the finalists compete in a highly accelerated modeling boot camp, a crash course that could lead to supermodel fame. Participants are asked to demonstrate both inner and outer beauty as they master complicated catwalks, intense physical fitness, fashion photo shoots and publicity skills, all under 24-hour-a-day surveillance of the AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL cameras.

star 6.35
1,367 votes
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Black Ink Crew: New York

#14 - Black Ink Crew: New York

A chronicle of the daily operations and staff drama of an expanding Harlem tattoo empire that serves a growing celebrity clientele.

star 6.07
200 votes
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