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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
The Voice
The Voice
Dance Moms
Dance Moms
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
UnSung
UnSung
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
American Idol
American Idol
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
CMT Top 20 Countdown
CMT Top 20 Countdown
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
Fashion Rocks
Fashion Rocks
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Most Popular on YouTube Right Now
Big SMO
Big SMO
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
Smash
Smash
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
Great Performances
Great Performances
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
The Monkees
The Monkees
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Monstar
Monstar
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
History of the Eagles
History of the Eagles
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Copycat
Copycat
The Grammys
The Grammys
Later with Jools Holland
Later with Jools Holland
The Sound of Music (TV)
The Sound of Music (TV)
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Marty Stuart
Marty Stuart
VH1 Divas
VH1 Divas
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
Broadway or Bust
Broadway or Bust
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
My Music
My Music
Chasing Nashville
Chasing Nashville
Inside the Music
Inside the Music
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
VIP Access
VIP Access
CMA Music Festival
CMA Music Festival
Show! Music Core
Show! Music Core
Neil Young
Neil Young
360 sessions
360 sessions
Totally T-Boz
Totally T-Boz
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
For the Love of Music: The Story of Nashville
Celebration of Gospel
Celebration of Gospel
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Music and the Spoken Word
Music and the Spoken Word
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
Pop-Up Video
Pop-Up Video
Billboard Music Awards
Billboard Music Awards
The Hustle
The Hustle
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Browsers
Browsers
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Insane Clown Posse Theater
Josh Groban
Josh Groban
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Cassadee Pope: Frame by Frame
Dev
Dev
From the Basement
From the Basement
Top 10 Rappers
Top 10 Rappers
Live From Abbey Road
Live From Abbey Road
What About Me?
What About Me?