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
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World
The Real World
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Faking It
Faking It
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
True Life
True Life
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
The Hills
The Hills
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Buckwild
Buckwild
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Run's House
Run's House
Skins
Skins
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Silent Library
Silent Library
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Girl Code
Girl Code
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Slednecks
Slednecks
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Next
Next
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Head
The Head
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Death Valley
Death Valley
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
The X Effect
The X Effect
Daria
Daria
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Parental Control
Parental Control
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Made
Made
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
The City
The City
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
The Hook Up
The Hook Up
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
Todrick
Todrick
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Gone Too Far
Gone Too Far
Valemont
Valemont
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Scarred
Scarred
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
Dev
Dev
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
The Maxx
The Maxx
Road Rules
Road Rules
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers