Lifetime is an American cable and satellite television channel that is part of A+E Networks, which is jointly owned by the Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company. Similar to Oxygen and We TV, the channel features programming that is geared toward women or features women in lead roles.
As a premier, female-focused entertainment channel, Lifetime offers high quality programming with shows that are modern, sexy, exciting, daring and provocative.
It provides viewers with a diverse selection of critically acclaimed, award-winning original movies, scripted dramas and unscripted programming.
The channel is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families.
A leading force in the entertainment industry, Lifetime Television is the highest-rated women's network, followed only by its sister channel, Lifetime Movie Network.
Upon its 1984 launch, Lifetime quickly established itself as a pioneer in the growing cable universe to become the preeminent television destination and escape for women and has long been the number one female-targeted network on all of basic cable among Women 18-49, Women 25-54 and Women 18+.
The Network, one of television's most widely distributed outlets, is currently seen in nearly 98-million households nationwide.
Lifetime is synonymous with providing critically acclaimed, award-winning and popular original programming for women that spans movies and miniseries, dramas, comedies and reality series.
Leading Lifetime's slate is cable's number one competition series, Project Runway, which made its long awaited return to television on August 20, 2009, when it became the highest-rated premiere for the series ever and in the Network's 25-year history.
Lifetime also boasted the hit drama series Army Wives, starring Kim Delaney, Sally Pressman, Brigid Brannagh, Brian McNamara, Sterling K. Brown, Wendy Davis, Drew Fuller, Terry Serpico, Katelyn Pippy and Catherine Bell. Army Wives was the most-watched drama series in Lifetime history and 2008's number one original drama among Women 18-49.
In addition to the A-list talent attached to Lifetime's series and movies, the Network partners with numerous high-profile and award-winning producers on its original movies and series, including: The Weinstein Company (Project Runway / Models of the Runway); Sherri Shepherd (Sherri); Mark Gordon, Deborah Spera, Jeff Melvoin, Marshall Persinger and Harry Bring (Army Wives); Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Drop Dead Diva and Living Proof); Josh Berman (Drop Dead Diva); Renée Zellweger (Living Proof) and Rosie O'Donnell (America).
To solidify its diverse program schedule, Lifetime also airs major, acquired off-network series spanning drama, comedy and unscripted content.
Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.