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
True Life
True Life
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Awkward.
Awkward.
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Friendzone
Friendzone
Parental Control
Parental Control
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Run's House
Run's House
Faking It
Faking It
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
The Real World
The Real World
The Hills
The Hills
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Girl Code
Girl Code
Disaster Date
Disaster Date
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Punk'd
Punk'd
Made
Made
The X Effect
The X Effect
Reunited: The Real World
Reunited: The Real World
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Next
Next
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Daria
Daria
Buckwild
Buckwild
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
The City
The City
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Silent Library
Silent Library
Death Valley
Death Valley
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Failosophy
Failosophy
Scarred
Scarred
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
Skins
Skins
Making His Band
Making His Band
Road Rules
Road Rules
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
MTV News
MTV News
Money From Strangers
Money From Strangers
Epic Fail
Epic Fail
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
Cribs
Cribs
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
8th & Ocean
8th & Ocean
Gone Too Far
Gone Too Far