Can You Match These Basic Cable Reality Shows To Their Networks?

It is not nearly as easy as it may seem. Pretty much every basic cable channel wants its own wedding show, tattoo show, crazy food show, and wealthy “working” professional show.

When the glorious notion of 500 channels on cable television was first introduced to the world 20 or so years ago, the underlying promise was that there would be a specific channel for every possible demographic niche.

The reality has been rather different. These days, many basic cable channels rush to get their version of a popular programming trope on the air — wedding planning, tattoo parlors, crazy food, real estate, wealthy “working” professionals, etc. — no matter how far afield that trope strays from the channel’s seeming charter. The result: It almost doesn’t matter what channel you’re watching at all.

It is true that I could be turning into a fusty crank clinging to the days when the words “Travel Channel” and “History Channel” meant you’d be watching a show about travel and history. But as you take this quiz testing your ability to match the reality TV show with its corresponding channel, please take a moment to contemplate how we’ve all allowed our television landscape to drift into total chaos.

  1. 1. What network is Best Ink on?
    1. Oxygen
    2. BET
    3. TLC
    4. Travel Channel
  2. 2. What network is America's Worst Tattoos on?
    1. TLC
    2. WE tv
    3. Lifetime
    4. Discovery
  3. 3. What network is Black Ink Crew on?
    1. Lifetime
    2. BET
    3. WE tv
    4. VH1
  4. 4. What network is Police Women of Dallas on?
    1. TLC
    2. Lifetime
    3. OWN
    4. Bravo
  5. 5. What network is Changing Lanes on?
    1. A&E
    2. Discovery
    3. History
    4. BET
  6. 6. What network is Counting Cars on?
    1. History
    2. Discovery
    3. Animal Planet
    4. A&E
  7. 7. What network is Fix This Kitchen on?
    1. HGTV
    2. A&E
    3. Food Network
    4. Discovery
  8. 8. What network is Invention Hunters on?
    1. Travel Channel
    2. Discovery
    3. Food Network
    4. Lifetime
  9. 9. What network is The Pioneer Woman on?
    1. Food Network
    2. OWN
    3. WE tv
    4. HGTV
  10. 10. What network is Bizarre Foods on?
    1. History
    2. Food Network
    3. Discovery
    4. Travel Channel
  11. 11. What network is Playing with Fire on?
    1. Food Network
    2. Bravo
    3. E!
    4. Oxygen
  12. 12. What network is Run My Makeover on?
    1. Lifetime
    2. HGTV
    3. WE tv
    4. A&E
  13. 13. What network is Flipping Vegas on?
    1. Bravo
    2. HGTV
    3. E!
    4. A&E
  14. 14. What network is Gator Boys on?
    1. History
    2. Animal Planet
    3. Bravo
    4. Discovery
  15. 15. What network is Property Wars on?
    1. Discovery
    2. History
    3. HGTV
    4. TLC
  16. 16. What network is Designing Spaces on?
    1. HGTV
    2. Lifetime
    3. TLC
    4. Food Network
  17. 17. What network is The Gossip Game on?
    1. WE tv
    2. BET
    3. VH1
    4. Oxygen
  18. 18. What network is Marry Me in NYC on?
    1. WE tv
    2. Oxygen
    3. Bravo
    4. Lifetime
  19. 19. What network is Married to Medicine on?
    1. OWN
    2. Discovery
    3. Bravo
    4. A&E
  20. 20. What network is Four Weddings on?
    1. Lifetime
    2. E!
    3. TLC
    4. Food Network

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    More News
    Now Buzzing