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
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
True Life
True Life
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Girl Code
Girl Code
The Real World
The Real World
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Slednecks
Slednecks
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Faking It
Faking It
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Parental Control
Parental Control
Made
Made
Friendzone
Friendzone
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Punk'd
Punk'd
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
The Hills
The Hills
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Warren the Ape
Warren the Ape
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Run's House
Run's House
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Buckwild
Buckwild
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Reunited: The Real World
Reunited: The Real World
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Next
Next
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Room Raiders 2.0
Room Raiders 2.0
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Underemployed
Underemployed
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
The X Effect
The X Effect
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
The City
The City
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
WakeBrothers
WakeBrothers
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
Happyland
Happyland
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Gone Too Far
Gone Too Far
Silent Library
Silent Library
The Inbetweeners (US)
The Inbetweeners (US)
Failosophy
Failosophy
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
I Just Want My Pants Back
I Just Want My Pants Back
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Maui Fever
Maui Fever
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
If You Really Knew Me
If You Really Knew Me
Generation Cryo
Generation Cryo
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
The Girls Of Hedsor Hall
Scarred
Scarred
World of Jenks
World of Jenks
Death Valley
Death Valley
Money From Strangers
Money From Strangers
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Daddy's Girls
Daddy's Girls
Making His Band
Making His Band
Room 401
Room 401
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Sex...with Mom and Dad
Daria
Daria
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
8th & Ocean
8th & Ocean
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
CKY: The Greatest Hits
CKY: The Greatest Hits
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan