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
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Daria
Daria
Awkward.
Awkward.
The Hills
The Hills
True Life
True Life
Girl Code
Girl Code
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Faking It
Faking It
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Slednecks
Slednecks
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Underemployed
Underemployed
Friendzone
Friendzone
The Real World
The Real World
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
The Maxx
The Maxx
Death Valley
Death Valley
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Buckwild
Buckwild
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Parental Control
Parental Control
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Made
Made
Run's House
Run's House
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Next
Next
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Punk'd
Punk'd
Silent Library
Silent Library
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Reunited: The Real World
Reunited: The Real World
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
The City
The City
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Room 401
Room 401
Scarred
Scarred
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Copycat
Copycat
The X Effect
The X Effect
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
8th & Ocean
8th & Ocean
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Generation Cryo
Generation Cryo
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Cribs
Cribs
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
1 Girl 5 Gays
1 Girl 5 Gays
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Making His Band
Making His Band
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Skins
Skins
Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals
Avengers vs. X-Men: War Journals
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Bromance
Bromance
Man and Wife
Man and Wife
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
That's Amore!
That's Amore!