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In the early 1980s, music was everywhere on TV, as MTV revolutionized both television and the recording industry. The music video created a programming sensation, and MTV's competitors raced to keep up, filling the TV airwaves with music. With MTV's shift away from music programming around the turn of the century, however, music on television was more often presented in forms other than the music video--but there's never been a time that music disappeared from TV altogether.

Variety shows and musical performance shows were popular on TV decades before MTV introduced the pre-recorded music video, and musical performance programs still pop up now and again on broadcast TV as special events. Music award shows, such as the Grammys, the MTV Music Awards and the American Music Awards, consistently draw big audiences by presenting a blend of celebrity appearances and musical performances.

The big music TV revolution in recent years, though, has been within the unscripted reality genre. Music competition series - both singing competitions like "American Idol" and "The Voice" and dance competitions like "Dancing with the Stars" and "So You Think You Can Dance" - have become so popular that they have virtually dominated the weekday nighttime schedules of the broadcast networks.

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Glee
Glee
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
UnSung
UnSung
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
Larrymania
Larrymania
American Idol
American Idol
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
The Monkees
The Monkees
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Big SMO
Big SMO
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Smash
Smash
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Grammys
The Grammys
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Duets
Duets
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
Great Performances
Great Performances
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Inkigayo
Inkigayo
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Gorillaz
Gorillaz
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
Show! Music Core
Show! Music Core
Neil Young
Neil Young
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
VIP Access
VIP Access
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
360 sessions
360 sessions
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
From the Basement
From the Basement
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Monstar
Monstar
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
Crazy Hearts: Nashville
Crazy Hearts: Nashville
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Legends of Jazz
Legends of Jazz
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
Yallwire
Yallwire
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Roxwel
Roxwel
Keeping Score
Keeping Score
Kara Stargraphy
Kara Stargraphy
I Love the 2000s
I Love the 2000s
Lady Antebellum
Lady Antebellum
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Jacob and Joshua: Nemesis Rising
Jacob and Joshua: Nemesis Rising
Q'Viva! The Chosen
Q'Viva! The Chosen
The Hustle
The Hustle
EmSee
EmSee
Ex Wives of Rock
Ex Wives of Rock
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands
The World's Greatest Tribute Bands
Drum Heads
Drum Heads
Justin Hines: Live in Concert
Justin Hines: Live in Concert
G-Thing
G-Thing