The BEST VH1 shows of all time

Every VH1 show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every VH1 show to compile this list of best shows!

Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party
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9.05
143 votes

#1 - Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party

The Queen of Cuisine and the King of Kush are coming together to invite their celebrity friends over for a little potluck fun. Games, recipes and musical guests. It's guaranteed to have everyone buzzing.

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Metal Evolution
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8.96
279 votes

#2 - 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.

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T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle
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8.90
116 votes

#3 - T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle

T.I., the Grammy Award-winning artist, is reunited with his wife, Tameka (a.k.a) Tiny, and his children following a 12 month prison sentence that was completed several months ago.

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Rehab with Dr. Drew
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8.64
103 votes

#4 - Rehab with Dr. Drew

"Celebrity Rehab" is the first television series to chronicle the dramatic, unscripted real life experiences of a group of actual celebrities as they make the life-changing decision to enter themselves into a drug, alcohol and addiction treatment program with the sincere desire to achieve true rehabilitation and recovery. This compelling true account of addiction, healing, and redemption is being supervised with great compassion and insight by renowned addiction and recovery expert Dr. Drew Pinsky, Medical Director of the Department of Chemical Dependency Services at Southern California's Las Encinas Hospital, and host of the long-running radio and television advice series LOVELINE". This inspirational journey begins inside one of Southern California's private addiction and recovery treatment facilities, the Pasadena Recovery Center, where a group of well-known celebrities make the brave decision to commit themselves to a legitimate protocol of supervised medical treatment over a period of several weeks At every step in this challenging process, viewers at home will witness the real true life struggles of these celebrity patients, who ultimately appear in their sincerest human form as regular people in need of a helping hand and earnestly striving for recovery, health and future happiness.

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Black Ink Crew: Chicago
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8.63
117 votes

#5 - 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.

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RuPaul's Drag Race
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8.59
2518 votes

#6 - 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.

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Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
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8.58
261 votes

#7 - 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.

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T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle
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8.27
22 votes

#8 - T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle

T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle will showcase everything from complicated marriages and young love to health scares and past baggage to Tip and Tiny working to keep their family together. As they are returning to reality TV, the hip-hop family brings with them some other Atlanta stars, including Monica Brown, Letoya Luckett and Antonia “Toya” Wright with her daughter Reginae Carter. This group of loyal friends will support one another as they navigate the complex terrain of juggling family while building their empires.

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I Love The 80s
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7.98
55 votes

#9 - I Love The 80s

Each one-hour episode takes viewers on a stream-of-consciousness tour of one year of the Eighties with vivid flashbacks of the people, music, movies, TV shows, products, fashions, fads, trends and major events that defined pop culture that year. I Love the 80s is MTV, Rubik's Cube, Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Michael Jackson jackets, "What you talkin' bout, Willis?", Donkey Kong, Purple Rain, "Don't Worry Be Happy," Baby on Board, Who's the Boss?, Milli Vanilli, yuppies, preppies and of course, the Coreys (Haim, Feldman, Hart). I Love the 80s brings a cast of characters together for each show-rock stars, actors, writers, comics and other celebs past and present-to celebrate the decade's good, bad and ugly. They'll reminisce about having their whole belief systems shattered when Darth Vader uttered those fateful words, "I'm your father." They'll weigh in on important topics such as, "Belinda Carlisle and Jane Wiedlin: Who Was Hotter?" They'll analyze, personalize and interpret. They'll trash what deserves to be trashed, and rave about the 80s moments they hold dear, gabbing about the same stuff we've all been discussing in bars, offices and emails ever since the decade of greed. Viewers will be completely immersed in each year, treated to a barrage of retro clips from sitcoms, movies, music videos, network news, commercials and other sources. They'll see a clip of a smirking Tom Brokaw introducing a new craze called Pac Man, be confronted with the horrible memory of the Members Only jacket, and marvel at the only sockless detective in the history of cop shows (Sonny Crockett, of course. OK, Thomas Magnum, too). I Love the 80s will be all that and a bag of Reese's Pieces. The kind of junk food we can never get enough of. Like, totally.

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RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!
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7.60
313 votes

#10 - RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked!

See what happens behind the scenes when the queens let their tucks breathe and let their emotions flow.

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That Metal Show
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7.58
159 votes

#11 - That Metal Show

That Metal Show is a talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk with co-hosts Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson. It premiered on VH1 Classic on November 15, 2008. New episodes air on VH1 Classic on Saturday nights and are rebroadcast throughout the week. The show focuses on discussions about "all things hard rock and heavy metal", past and present. Among the regular segments are round table discussions and debates between the three regular hosts, interviews with heavy metal musicians, "Stump the Trunk," where audience members ask trivia questions of host Eddie Trunk, and "The Throwdown," where the hosts and guests debate great moments and figures in metal history.

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Scream: The TV Series
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7.46
4495 votes

#12 - Scream: The TV Series

After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens - with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart - become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of an assassin who's out for blood.

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Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
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7.36
518 votes

#13 - 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.

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Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
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7.29
239 votes

#14 - 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 8 PM*, 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 Hollywood Hills.

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Love & Hip Hop: Miami
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7.29
49 votes

#15 - Love & Hip Hop: Miami

As bold, edgy, gorgeous, and diverse as the city it's set in, Love & Hip Hop Miami turns up the heat and doesn't hold back in making the 305 the place to be.

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Basketball Wives
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7.20
123 votes

#16 - Basketball Wives

Follow the daily lives, drama-filled parties and outrageous fights that unfold between the wives, ex-wives and girlfriends of professional basketball players.

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Hindsight (2015)
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7.17
247 votes

#17 - 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 relive that day. Can she make it right by living her life all over while readapting to life in New York City in the ’90s — 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.

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Mob Wives
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7.02
209 votes

#18 - 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

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I Love The 90's
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7.00
56 votes

#19 - I Love The 90's

This series will be focusing on all things pop culture from 1990–1999. This series was most likely incarnated due to the success of "I Love the '80s", "I Love the '70s", and "I Love the '80s Strikes Back". Series Information This series will focus on all things pop culture from years 1990–1999. From major headlining music stars such as Vanilla Ice, Nirvana, and Hammer to various TV shows from Movies including Titanic, "I Love the '90s" compacts major memorable events from the years we cherished.

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Love & Hip Hop: New York
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6.96
288 votes

#20 - 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.

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Rock of Love with Bret Michaels
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6.67
117 votes

#21 - Rock of Love with Bret Michaels

Fans of the '80s pop metal band Poison won't want to miss this Flavor of Love-style VH1 reality show as the frontman Bret Michaels sets off on a determined search for a mate. Michaels needs a woman who can handle his rockstar lifestyle--someone who won't get jealous of his main mistress: music. Bret will design challenges to test each girls' ability to handle every aspect of his life. The women that rock his world will be given VIP passes and will be allowed to stay in his house. The others will be sent home until in the end when one lucky lady will be a true Rock Star Girlfriend.

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Secret Celebrity RuPaul's Drag Race
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6.51
128 votes

#22 - Secret Celebrity RuPaul's Drag Race

Celebs are getting in on the Drag Race fun with RuPaul's Secret Celebrity Drag Race, which will feature 12 celebs competing for the title of "America's Next Celebrity Drag Superstar."

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America's Next Top Model
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6.32
1445 votes

#23 - 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.

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Black Ink Crew: New York
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6.22
224 votes

#24 - 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.

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I Love New York
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6.19
81 votes

#25 - I Love New York

Tiffany Patterson, a.k.a. arch nemesis "New York" from VH1's "Flavor of Love," won't let the fact that Flava Flav rejected her (twice!) stand in the way of true happiness. VH1 has given the gal her own show, in which 20 "hunky" men will vie for her affections. Along the way, she'll be counseled by her infamous mother, Sister Patterson, and consoled by a puppy named Her Majesty. Each of the contestants will be nicknamed by New York -- just like Flava did on his show -- with colorful monikers like "12 Pack," "Pootie" and "Mr. Boston."

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Basketball Wives LA
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6.16
164 votes

#26 - Basketball Wives LA

A fresh group of West Coast basketball wives, girlfriends, fiancées and exes deal with life in SoCal's hottest hub for gossip and game.

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Flavor of Love
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6.15
61 votes

#27 - Flavor of Love

After his failed romance with Brigitte Nielsen, Flavor Flav is ready for a new and true romance. In "Flavor of Love," 20 single women from all walks of life, selected for their expressed love for Flav, will move into a "phat crib" in Los Angeles and vie for his affection. With help and advice from Big Rick, Flav's gigantic body-guard and chauffeur, Flavor Flav will date all of the women, weed out the ones who are only after his fame and fortune...and in the end will choose his one true love. Along the way, Flav will put the ladies through several challenges including a lie-detector test administered by Brigitte Nielsen herself, a cooking contest judged by Flav's own mother, and the dreaded blind-fold sniff test! Plus, there will be several other surprises throughout this ten-part series including clock ceremonies, dates at Red Lobster, and a new set of gold teeth signifying true love!

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Barely Famous
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5.62
25 votes

#28 - Barely Famous

VH1's series "Barely Famous" features sisters Erin and Sara Foster (multi-hyphenate producers, actresses and writers and daughters of Grammy Award-winning producer David Foster) offering a tongue-in-cheek perspective on reality TV and life in the Hollywood fast lane. In "Barely Famous," Erin and Sara portray sisters who navigate the treacherous LA waters of career and dating, all while trying to maintain their picture perfect image. The series highlights the most obvious and outlandish conventions of reality TV by centering around two sisters who say they would never do a reality show, but are being filmed by a camera crew. The sisters are followed through their awkward celebrity encounters and efforts to book their next big gig and when things go horribly wrong - as they tend to do - the ladies prove that living the Hollywood lifestyle isn't easy, even if you're born into it.

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Dating Naked
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5.20
135 votes

#29 - Dating Naked

The series will play with the idea of what it really means to be naked in the search for love. Would your quest be more successful if you truly had nothing to hide? There's no clothing, no jewelry, no phones and no conventions of society. Just you. Filmed on a remote exotic locale, each close-ended episode will feature a man and a woman as they each date two different, naked suitors.

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Scream Queens
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5.01
99 votes

#30 - Scream Queens

VH1 is looking for girls who have the best heart-wrenching scream in a new series called Scream Queens. Ten unknown actresses compete for a role in the upcoming horror film, 'SAW VI' and their skills will be judged by a director from Lionsgate, along with Shawnee Smith (actress from previous SAW movies).

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RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue
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0.00
0 votes

#31 - RuPaul's Drag Race: Vegas Revue

The new series will follow six legendary drag queens in their professional and personal journeys as performers in RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! residency, which kicked off at the Flamingo Las Vegas in early 2020. The cast includes Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, as well as fan favorites Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo.

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Hogan Knows Best
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0.00
0 votes

#32 - Hogan Knows Best

Hulk Hogan's famous "Grr" extends way beyond the wrestling ring and into his home. Not only is he a world famous wrestler - he's also a very "red state" suburban dad who lives on a 20,000-square-foot estate in Florida with wife Linda, 16 year-old daughter Brooke, who he won't allow to date and 14 year-old son Nick, who wants to be a race car driver. "HOGAN KNOWS BEST" takes you inside the Hogan household as Hulk and Linda wrestle with being PG parents in an increasingly R-rated world.

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