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Finally, the entertainment industry is catching on to changing times and giving women space they rightfully deserve so they too can share their talent, perspectives, and stories. The one network at the forefront of this revolution is Lifetime—which has long endeavored to create and develop content that depicts women’s issues and brings strong female leads to the screen—giving women relatable programming to watch, and characters that instill inspiration and confidence.

A Look at the Lifetime Network

The network’s journey was quite full of upheavals, to say the least. Lifetime suffered monetary loss and did not gain substantial viewership initially, but 4 years after its launch i.e. in 1988 with Patricia Fili’s induction as the head of programming, many changes were brought about—the network’s signature talk show Attitudes began to refocus on women’s issues, Lifetime acquired rights to syndicated network hits, and the first of Lifetime movies went into production. It was almost as if the Lifetime network had started coming to life.

Later, with Doug McCormick—“the man who led a women’s channel”—the network also started airing limited women’s sports coverage from the WNBA and America’s Cup. While mutual ties with women’s organizations, public service announcements about women’s issues, and a new tagline “Lifetime—Television for Women”—the network continued to break new grounds. Lifetime films even came to target upscale couples aged 24-44 who watched TV together. They were given content that not only depicted strong women protagonists, but more stereotypical male characters which men, in general, found more appealing.

Following the acquisition by A&E Networks in 2009, Lifetime saw another female in a leading role—Nancy Dubuc assumed the position of President of Entertainment & Media at A&E Networks, and Lifetime was added to her portfolio in 2011. With Dubuc, Lifetime underwent a complete rebranding and emerged with a new tagline “Your Life. Your Time”. And, little by little, the idea of embracing female empowerment continued to gain momentum. Talented female writers, producers, and directors were given a chance—who challenged the misogynic traditions in Hollywood and carved a whole new genre of “women’s entertainment”.

Lifetime content questions the tropes in the film industry and seeks to reflect, discuss and comment on women’s issues. Relatable characters and storylines paired with the female perspective make Lifetime shows a hit among women in particular. The reason why today the network is carried by most major TV service providers in the U.S. as well as popular streaming platforms. And, reaches an estimated 93 million U.S. households with a pay-tv subscription.

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Lifetime Sister Channels: Lifetime Real Women

Originally created to compete with channels like We TV and Oxygen, Lifetime Real Women—a Lifetime sister channel—offers diverse programming. But, since it’s a complementary channel it doesn’t air any original programming—rather broadcasts game shows, drama, comedy, and reality TV that have already or are currently being aired on the main Lifetime channel. Lifetime Real Women also showcases programming that Lifetime holds rights to, but does not carry due to its current programming format. This curated selection of shows makes for a great viewing experience.

Lifetime Sister Channels: Lifetime Movie Network

Launched in the year 1998, Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) has an ever-growing fan base, a testament to its great programming.

Like the other two Lifetime channels, this one too is focused on women, and the content keeps female issues at the forefront. However, you don’t need to be a woman to enjoy what the channel has to offer. With great direction and engaging script, made-for-television movies on LMN make for an entertaining watch for all who tune in. For instance, Tempting Fate and Family Pictures—hard to find on any other network, these Lifetime originals will have you glued to the screen until the very end.  

Watch Lifetime Network with WOW! Cable TV

With so much to offer then, Lifetime is one channel you won’t want to miss. The reason why Wide Open West, better known as WOW! includes the channel in its lineup.

WOW! offers its services in 8 states. While its coverage is rather limited compared to other cable TV providers, quality service makes it one of the top choices in regions where it operates. If you’re located in Michigan, Ohio, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Illinois, South Carolina, Indiana, or Tennessee markets you’re in luck. Chances are you’ll be able to get WOW! cable TV service for your home.

Now, if you are not already subscribed to WOW!, and Lifetime is on your watch list, let us tell you which WOW! TV packages carry the Lifetime channels: WOW! Small TV is basic cable so it does not include any of the Lifetime channels. You must go for WOW! Medium TV or WOW! Large TV in order to access the Lifetime network inclusive of its sister channels.

 

City

Lifetime

Lifetime HD

Lifetime Movie Network

Lifetime Movie Network HD

Lifetime Real Women

Alabama

 

 

 

 

 

Auburn

68

768

161

769

106

Dothan

45

59

395

254

Huntsville

20

964

38

911

173

Montgomery

21

963

55

964

178

Valley

21

964

54

911

178

Florida

 

 

 

 

 

Panama City

56

964

61

911

178

Pinellas

27

964

72

911

130

Georgia

 

 

 

 

 

Augusta

52

964

41

911

178

Columbus

18

964

61

911

178

Fort Gordon

26

788

75

789

N/A

Illinois

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago

30

274

56

275

315

Chicagoland

30

274

64

275

315

Indiana

 

 

 

 

 

Evansville

19

797

75

796

255

Michigan

 

 

 

 

 

Detroit

27

274

65

275

315

Grand Rapids, Mid-Michigan

27

477

65

478

N/A

Greater Lansing, Mid-Michigan

27

477

65

478

N/A

NE Lansing, Mid-Michigan

27

477

65

478

N/A

NW Lansing, Mid-Michigan

27

477

65

478

N/A

West Detroit, Mid-Michigan

27

477

65

478

N/A

Ohio

 

 

 

 

 

Cleveland

26

274

65

275

315

Columbus

25

274

65

275

315

South Carolina

 

 

 

 

 

Charleston

14

964

61

911

178

Tennessee

 

 

 

 

 

Knoxville

24

964

67

911

171

Must Watch Lifetime Shows on WOW! TV

With Lifetime, you can count on good TV entertainment each time, every time, you tune in. As any avid Lifetime watcher can tell, the network has a long list of hit TV shows to boast. And, you are sure to find content that fits your taste. But, if your intrigue for the Lifetime channel is newborn, here are some of the best Lifetime series to start you off with.

Bring It!

With great music and even better dance routines, this show offers you a glimpse into what it takes to be a dancer. The reality TV series follows a dance coach, Dianna Williams, and her troupe, the Dancing Dolls, as they battle it out with rival groups to come out at the top. Practicing for hours, and keeping to a strict diet, competitive dancing is not easy!

Designing Spaces

Beautiful homes splashed across magazines is the work of professionals and if you’re interested in how they do it then Designing Spaces is the show to watch. It features decorators and artisans working together to set up different homes. From the color pallet used to the furniture they select, each decision is made after careful deliberation. Once you start watching, you won’t see any living space the same way again, and before you know it, you’ll be giving your own space a makeover.

American Princess

Betrayal can really destroy a person so it’s not surprising that Amanda is having trouble coping with the recent events in her life.

All set to marry the man of her dreams, she finds her fiancé cheating on her hours prior to tying the knot. Distraught, this Upper East Side socialite impulsively runs away only to find herself lost at a renaissance fair with no phone or any idea about how to get back home. However, the fair isn’t too bad and she soon finds herself joining in on life. A little change is sure to do her good.

24 to Life

A lifetime spent behind bars is what 16 individuals have as their future. Follow them during their last 24 hours of freedom, and see what they do.

Teaching you empathy and love, this series shows you just how devastating incarceration can be to not only those sentenced but their loved ones. With the added knowledge the punishments have been meted out for non-violent crimes, this engaging watch is sure to make you question the efficacy of the justice system, and help you gain a better perspective on such issues.

Child Genius

Mounting student debt is a big concern for many, so any scholarships you can get go a long way. This show has a $100,000 college fund up for grabs. 20 kids, aged between 8 and 12 from across the country, get a chance to secure their future. How can one miss that! Adorned with competitive challenges, this show puts children to the test. The hard work and effort they put in will have you tuning into each episode, so you could cheer them on from your couch.

Final Words

Not many channels offer a variety of viewing options like Lifetime. Letting off good vibes all around, Lifetime content is inspiring, motivating, not to forget educational—which ensures it’s not just time wasted. So, go ahead and get watching as soon as your WOW! cable TV is all set up.

In addition to the Lifetime network, the WOW! channel lineup ensures you get other popular networks, as well as sought-after premiums. And, if you wish you can bundle your plan with WOW! Internet— this way you can experience high-speed internet at very competitive rates, and enjoy savings with bundle pricing.

For any questions, from subscription to upgrade, you can contact WOW! Customer Service at 1-855-349-9313. A WOW! representative will be able to provide you expert advice about a suitable package as well as assistance with subscribing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which of WOW! Do TV packages offer access to Lifetime?

Lifetime and Lifetime Movie Network are included in the WOW! channel lineup for Medium TV and Large TV. Lifetime Real Women, however, is only available to WOW! Large TV subscribers.

Is Lifetime Movie Network included in WOW! Medium TV plan?

Yes, WOW! TV offers Lifetime Movie Network in its Medium TV plan as well as Large TV.

Does WOW! channel lineup for Small TV include Lifetime?

No, the WOW! channel lineup does not offer a Lifetime network with Small TV. If you wish to watch Lifetime or Lifetime Movie Network you must subscribe to WOW! Medium or Large TV.