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
Awkward.
Awkward.
The Challenge: Invasion
The Challenge: Invasion
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
The Real World
The Real World
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Faking It
Faking It
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Daria
Daria
True Life
True Life
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Buckwild
Buckwild
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
The Hills
The Hills
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Kingin' with Tyga
Kingin' with Tyga
Made
Made
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Skins
Skins
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Silent Library
Silent Library
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Friendzone
Friendzone
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
The X Effect
The X Effect
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The City
The City
Run's House
Run's House
Mary + Jane
Mary + Jane
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
Girl Code
Girl Code
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Slednecks
Slednecks
Exiled
Exiled
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Braless
Braless
Punk'd
Punk'd
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Cribs
Cribs
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Parental Control
Parental Control
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
MTV Spring Break
MTV Spring Break
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Scarred
Scarred
Valemont
Valemont
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
Downtown Girls
Downtown Girls
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
DISconnected
DISconnected
Decoded
Decoded
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
The Phone
The Phone
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Diary
Diary
Road Rules
Road Rules
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Daddy's Girls
Daddy's Girls