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 Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Awkward.
Awkward.
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Real World
The Real World
Faking It
Faking It
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Buckwild
Buckwild
True Life
True Life
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Hills
The Hills
Run's House
Run's House
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Skins
Skins
Parental Control
Parental Control
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Girl Code
Girl Code
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
Friendzone
Friendzone
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Silent Library
Silent Library
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Next
Next
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
MTV News
MTV News
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Daria
Daria
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Making His Band
Making His Band
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Scarred
Scarred
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Happyland
Happyland
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
The X Effect
The X Effect
The City
The City
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Made
Made
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Spider-Man
Spider-Man
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Young and Married
Young and Married
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Juvies
Juvies
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
The Substitute
The Substitute
Best of Geordie Shore
Best of Geordie Shore
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Punk'd
Punk'd
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
CKY: The Greatest Hits
CKY: The Greatest Hits
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Cribs
Cribs
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Bromance
Bromance
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
Broke A$$ Game Show
Broke A$$ Game Show
8th & Ocean
8th & Ocean
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Disaster Date
Disaster Date
Gone Too Far
Gone Too Far
Homewrecker
Homewrecker
The Paper
The Paper