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
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Real World
The Real World
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Faking It
Faking It
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
True Life
True Life
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
The Hills
The Hills
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Buckwild
Buckwild
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Girl Code
Girl Code
Next
Next
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Friendzone
Friendzone
The City
The City
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Silent Library
Silent Library
Daria
Daria
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Skins
Skins
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
The X Effect
The X Effect
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Made
Made
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Punk'd
Punk'd
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Spider-Man
Spider-Man
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Broke A$$ Game Show
Broke A$$ Game Show
The Head
The Head
Worst. Prom. Ever.
Worst. Prom. Ever.
Kingin' with Tyga
Kingin' with Tyga
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
Death Valley
Death Valley
Liquid TV
Liquid TV
CKY: The Greatest Hits
CKY: The Greatest Hits
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Nicki Manaj: My Time Again
Parental Control
Parental Control
Run's House
Run's House
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Scarred
Scarred
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
MTV News
MTV News
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
Yo! MTV Raps
Yo! MTV Raps
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Dev
Dev
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
Rich Girls
Rich Girls
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Road Rules
Road Rules
Tiara Girls
Tiara Girls
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny