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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Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Awkward.
Awkward.
Faking It
Faking It
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
True Life
True Life
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Friendzone
Friendzone
The Real World
The Real World
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
The Hills
The Hills
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Girl Code
Girl Code
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Run's House
Run's House
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Parental Control
Parental Control
Next
Next
Buckwild
Buckwild
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Happyland
Happyland
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
The City
The City
Made
Made
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Making His Band
Making His Band
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The X Effect
The X Effect
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Silent Library
Silent Library
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
My Own
My Own
Punk'd
Punk'd
Generation Cryo
Generation Cryo
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Valemont
Valemont
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
MTV Spring Break
MTV Spring Break
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Scarred
Scarred
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
MTV News
MTV News
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
The Hook Up
The Hook Up
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Death Valley
Death Valley
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
The Maxx
The Maxx
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Skins
Skins
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Cribs
Cribs
Road Rules
Road Rules
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
P. Diddy's Starmaker
P. Diddy's Starmaker
Caged
Caged
The Seven
The Seven
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
The Substitute
The Substitute
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Dev
Dev
Pranked
Pranked
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?