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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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Dance Moms
Dance Moms
The Voice
The Voice
Glee
Glee
American Idol
American Idol
The Grammys
The Grammys
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood
UnSung
UnSung
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Peter Pan Live!
Peter Pan Live!
Austin City Limits
Austin City Limits
Tamar & Vince
Tamar & Vince
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family
The Monkees
The Monkees
K-Pop Extreme Survival
K-Pop Extreme Survival
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
Christina Milian Turned Up
Christina Milian Turned Up
Larrymania
Larrymania
The Lawrence Welk Show
The Lawrence Welk Show
TeenNick Top 10
TeenNick Top 10
Top 20 Country Countdown
Top 20 Country Countdown
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Foo Fighters Sonic Highways
Mary Mary
Mary Mary
Nellyville
Nellyville
Celtic Woman
Celtic Woman
Five Fingers
Five Fingers
Smash
Smash
The Sing Off
The Sing Off
Jack's Big Music Show
Jack's Big Music Show
Country's Family Reunion
Country's Family Reunion
CMT Crossroads
CMT Crossroads
Mollie B Polka Party
Mollie B Polka Party
The Joey and Rory Show
The Joey and Rory Show
Brit Awards
Brit Awards
Uta no Prince Sama
Uta no Prince Sama
The Marty Stuart Show
The Marty Stuart Show
Learn To Play The Banjo
Learn To Play The Banjo
I'm In The Band
I'm In The Band
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show
K. Michelle: My Life
K. Michelle: My Life
Katy Perry
Katy Perry
Country Music Awards
Country Music Awards
Metal Evolution
Metal Evolution
Copycat
Copycat
Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez
The American Music Awards
The American Music Awards
KPOP STAR 2
KPOP STAR 2
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Beyonce: X10: The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce
La Voz Kids
La Voz Kids
Dance Academy (UK)
Dance Academy (UK)
What About Me?
What About Me?
Browsers
Browsers
Soul Train Music Awards
Soul Train Music Awards
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Top 100 Hip Hop Hits
Great Performances
Great Performances
Neil Young
Neil Young
Discovering Lucy Angel
Discovering Lucy Angel
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block
R&B Divas
R&B Divas
Zac Brown Band Music
Zac Brown Band Music
R&B Divas: LA
R&B Divas: LA
KPOP STAR 3
KPOP STAR 3
The Sound of Music Live!
The Sound of Music Live!
Big SMO
Big SMO
Legends of Jazz
Legends of Jazz
The Wanted Life
The Wanted Life
Fix My Choir
Fix My Choir
The Tanning of America
The Tanning of America
The Metropolitan Opera
The Metropolitan Opera
First Love Series 2
First Love Series 2
Karaoke - 4th of July
Karaoke - 4th of July
Genesis Music
Genesis Music
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
VSpot Top 20 Countdown
Presleys' Country Jubilee
Presleys' Country Jubilee
CMT Music Awards
CMT Music Awards
Dance Academy (US)
Dance Academy (US)
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Jimi Hendrix: The Uncut Story
Passion
Passion
Linkin Park
Linkin Park
Apollo Live
Apollo Live
Monstar
Monstar
YTF
YTF
Off Pitch
Off Pitch
Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson
Live From Lincoln Center
Live From Lincoln Center
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Dear Mom, Love Cher
Snoop Dogg Music
Snoop Dogg Music
The Sound of Music (TV)
The Sound of Music (TV)
AXS TV Concerts
AXS TV Concerts
Midwest Country
Midwest Country
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown
Raiders of Rock
Raiders of Rock
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iHeartRadio Music Festival
iShine KNECT
iShine KNECT
The Liberace Show
The Liberace Show
Songs & Rhymes
Songs & Rhymes
Michael Buble's Christmas in New York
Michael Buble's Christmas in New York
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Johnny Cash: Song by Song
Hillsong
Hillsong