MTV TV Shows

About MTV

If there is a single cable channel that could be given credit for revolutionizing the television industry, that channel would probably be MTV. When Music Television began airing in 1981, it was entirely unique, and it helped to fuel unprecedented public enthusiasm for cable programming and drove the expansion of cable TV into all corners of the American market.

In its original incarnation, MTV was essentially a televised version of a radio station, with VJs ("video jockeys") who presented music videos in much the same way that DJs ("disc jockeys") presented popular songs on radio. The format popularized the music video concept and significantly changed not just the cable TV industry, but the recording industry as well.

The channel's focus on music remained through the 1980s, but in the 1990s, MTV began slowly branching out into other programming niches. "MTV News" segments began to establish the channel as an advocate of youth-oriented social issues, game shows like "Singled Out" echoed the resurgence of the genre on TV, and "The Real World" was one of the earliest examples of the reality-TV genre.

Since the turn of the century, MTV's music programming has been a minority of its schedule. The channel focuses instead on reality TV, animation, original scripted series and other youth-oriented programming.

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Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Awkward.
Awkward.
True Life
True Life
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
The Real World
The Real World
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
Faking It
Faking It
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Girl Code
Girl Code
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
The Hills
The Hills
Punk'd
Punk'd
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Parental Control
Parental Control
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Friendzone
Friendzone
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Run's House
Run's House
Buckwild
Buckwild
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Next
Next
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Silent Library
Silent Library
Made
Made
The City
The City
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The X Effect
The X Effect
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Daria
Daria
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Reunited: The Real World
Reunited: The Real World
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Death Valley
Death Valley
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Making His Band
Making His Band
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Failosophy
Failosophy
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Daddy's Girls
Daddy's Girls
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
Bromance
Bromance
Scarred
Scarred
Skins
Skins
Money From Strangers
Money From Strangers
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
The State
The State
Cribs
Cribs
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
Pranked
Pranked
Room 401
Room 401
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Headbangers Ball
Headbangers Ball
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory