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
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Awkward.
Awkward.
Kingin' with Tyga
Kingin' with Tyga
The Real World
The Real World
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
True Life
True Life
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Faking It
Faking It
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Hills
The Hills
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
The Shannara Chronicles
The Shannara Chronicles
Silent Library
Silent Library
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Girl Code
Girl Code
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Run's House
Run's House
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Daria
Daria
Death Valley
Death Valley
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
The X Effect
The X Effect
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Buckwild
Buckwild
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
The City
The City
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Unlocking the Truth
Unlocking the Truth
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Made
Made
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Parental Control
Parental Control
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Caged
Caged
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
The Maxx
The Maxx
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Underemployed
Underemployed
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
Wild 'N On Tour
Wild 'N On Tour
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Scarred
Scarred
The Osbournes
The Osbournes
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Next
Next
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Bromance
Bromance
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Gone Too Far
Gone Too Far
Road Rules
Road Rules
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
Skins
Skins
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Punk'd
Punk'd
Daddy's Girls
Daddy's Girls
Making His Band
Making His Band
Diary
Diary
Room 401
Room 401
My Life as Liz
My Life as Liz
Headbangers Ball
Headbangers Ball
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Yo! MTV Raps
Yo! MTV Raps
Friendzone
Friendzone
Epic Fail
Epic Fail