MTV TV Shows

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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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Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Awkward.
Awkward.
Faking It
Faking It
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
True Life
True Life
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Girl Code
Girl Code
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Friendzone
Friendzone
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World
The Real World
The Hills
The Hills
Slednecks
Slednecks
Made
Made
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Parental Control
Parental Control
Punk'd
Punk'd
Run's House
Run's House
Buckwild
Buckwild
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Next
Next
Happyland
Happyland
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Silent Library
Silent Library
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
The X Effect
The X Effect
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
The City
The City
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Call To Greatness
Call To Greatness
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Scarred
Scarred
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Underemployed
Underemployed
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Road Rules
Road Rules
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
MTV News
MTV News
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Death Valley
Death Valley
House of Food
House of Food
Daria
Daria
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Skins
Skins
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Disaster Date
Disaster Date
Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals
Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Valemont
Valemont
MTV Spring Break
MTV Spring Break
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Own
My Own
Daddy's Girls
Daddy's Girls
Human Giant
Human Giant
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Making His Band
Making His Band
The State
The State
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas