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Founded in 1984, Lifetime Television is an American television network which is marketed towards women. It airs movies that feature women in lead roles, as well as sitcoms and dramas that are geared towards women. Its tagline, since 1995, has been Television for Women (infamously parodied on Family Guy as Television for Idiots and in pop culture as Television for Women and Gay Men).

It was established as the result of a merger of Hearst's Daytime network, established in March 1982 as a four hour per day service with women's programming and Viacom's Cable Health Network, established in June 1982 as a 24-hour per day service that carried health and wellness programming.

The service originally aired women's programming during the day on Monday-Saturdays, and offered the Lifetime Medical Television service on Sundays from November 1983 to June 1993 carrying programming for health professionals.

Viacom remained as co-owner with ABC/Capital Cities and Hearst until 1994.

Among the most popular shows currently on the channel are The Nanny, The Golden Girls, Designing Women, and Unsolved Mysteries.

The network also airs original programming such as Strong Medicine, Intimate Portrait, The Division and "I Do" Diaries.

In addition, Lifetime airs many original movies targeting to women as well.

Lifetime is a property of Lifetime Entertainment Services, which owns a number of media ventures.

Lifetime's main competitor is the Oxygen Network.
 
 

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November 29, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Lifetime Pays Large Price for 'Medium'

Thanks to the folks at Lifetime, the she-sees-dead-people drama "Medium" is going to have a lucrative afterlife.

The cable network has bought the exclusive basic cable rights to the NBC series, which stars Patricia Arquette as a psychic who uses her abilities to help so... Read More
 

Source: Zap2it

September 28, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Lifetime has new 'Recipe' for holidays

Lifetime is cooking up an original movie titled "Recipe for a Perfect Christmas," with Christine Baranski, Carly Pope and Bobby Cannavale set to star.

The movie, set to air on the cable net... Read More
 

Source: Yahoo! News

September 8, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Davis Hits 'Dead End' for Lifetime

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) Two-time Emmy winner Judy Davis, who's played Judy Garland and Nancy Reagan in recent years, will take on another real-life role -- albeit with a decidedly different spin -- for Lifetime.

Davis is set to star in "Dead End," ... Read More
 

Source: Zap2it

September 6, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Bates Gets Her Way With Lifetime Movie

Kathy Bates fell hard for "Ambulance Girl." "I just didn't want to let anyone else get their mitts on it. I knew what I wanted to do with it. I didn't want anyone else telling me what to do," says the Oscar-winning actress, who is both star and director of the new Lifetime m... Read More
 

Source: Yahoo! News

August 5, 2005 (Posted by Leah Yoakum)
> Lifetime's 'Beach,' 'Pier' Score; TNT's 'Wanted' Isn't

LOS ANGELES (Zap2it.com) A slew of premieres on cable last week brought a mixed bag of results. Lifetime got strong numbers from a pair of literary adaptations, and the heavily hyped "Over There" opened strong for FX. On the flip side, TNT's "Wanted" dre... Read More
 

Source: Zap2it

 
 
 

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