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
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
The Real World
The Real World
Awkward.
Awkward.
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
True Life
True Life
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Faking It
Faking It
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Kingin' with Tyga
Kingin' with Tyga
Mary + Jane
Mary + Jane
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Buckwild
Buckwild
The Hills
The Hills
Silent Library
Silent Library
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Run's House
Run's House
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Friendzone
Friendzone
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
The X Effect
The X Effect
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Daria
Daria
Made
Made
Unlocking the Truth
Unlocking the Truth
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Wild 'N On Tour
Wild 'N On Tour
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Girl Code
Girl Code
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Slednecks
Slednecks
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Punk'd
Punk'd
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
The Maxx
The Maxx
The City
The City
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
Death Valley
Death Valley
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
MTV Suspect
MTV Suspect
Greatest Party Story Ever
Greatest Party Story Ever
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Parental Control
Parental Control
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Reunited: The Real World
Reunited: The Real World
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Scarred
Scarred
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Skins
Skins
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Diary
Diary
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
Best of Geordie Shore
Best of Geordie Shore
Cribs
Cribs
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)