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
Teen Mom
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
True Life
True Life
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Awkward.
Awkward.
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Real World
The Real World
Parental Control
Parental Control
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Buckwild
Buckwild
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Faking It
Faking It
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
The Hills
The Hills
Silent Library
Silent Library
Run's House
Run's House
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Daria
Daria
The X Effect
The X Effect
Girl Code
Girl Code
The City
The City
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Made
Made
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Friendzone
Friendzone
Next
Next
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Skins
Skins
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Punk'd
Punk'd
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Bromance
Bromance
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Slednecks
Slednecks
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Being a Teen Mom
Being a Teen Mom
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
The Maxx
The Maxx
The State
The State
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Cribs
Cribs
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Road Rules
Road Rules
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
Reunited: The Real World
Reunited: The Real World
Yo! MTV Raps
Yo! MTV Raps
Broke A$$ Game Show
Broke A$$ Game Show
Follow The Rules
Follow The Rules
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Making His Band
Making His Band
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
Scarred
Scarred
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Teen Mom 3: Getting To Know the Moms
Teen Mom 3: Getting To Know the Moms