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
Awkward.
Awkward.
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
The Real World
The Real World
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
True Life
True Life
Faking It
Faking It
Kingin' with Tyga
Kingin' with Tyga
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Buckwild
Buckwild
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Silent Library
Silent Library
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Hills
The Hills
Skins
Skins
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Run's House
Run's House
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The X Effect
The X Effect
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Friendzone
Friendzone
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Punk'd
Punk'd
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Happyland
Happyland
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Next
Next
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Mary + Jane
Mary + Jane
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Daria
Daria
Slednecks
Slednecks
Parental Control
Parental Control
The City
The City
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Caged
Caged
Girl Code
Girl Code
Braless
Braless
Exiled
Exiled
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
MTV Wonderland
MTV Wonderland
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Valemont
Valemont
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Dev
Dev
Decoded
Decoded
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Diary
Diary
Scarred
Scarred
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Epic Fail
Epic Fail
Best of Geordie Shore
Best of Geordie Shore
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Todrick
Todrick
Bromance
Bromance
Rich Girls
Rich Girls
Engaged & Underage
Engaged & Underage
Road Rules
Road Rules
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs