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
Floribama Shore
Floribama Shore
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Next
Next
Awkward.
Awkward.
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
The Real World
The Real World
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
The Hills
The Hills
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
True Life
True Life
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Snooki & JWOWW
My Super Sweet 16
Valemont
Faking It
Beavis and Butt-Head
Parental Control
Buckwild
The X Effect
Eye Candy
Teen Mom 3
Daria
Are You The One: Second Chances
Silent Library
Wait 'Til Next Year
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Life of Ryan
Fear Factor
Run's House
Bully Beatdown
Rob & Big
Stranded with a Million Dollars
TRL
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
America's Best Dance Crew
The City
Teen Mum
From G's to Gents
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Bam's Unholy Union
Skins
Amazingness
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Slednecks
Punk'd
Aeon Flux
Washington Heights
Good Vibes
Best of Geordie Shore
Girl Code
Pimp My Ride
Making the Band 3
The Buried Life
I Used To Be Fat
Nitro Circus
The Andy Milonakis Show
Made
Big Tips Texas
Broke A$$ Game Show
One Bad Choice
Follow The Rules
MTV Suspect
Teen Cribs
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Two-A-Days
Viva La Bam
Room Raiders
Quiero Mis Quinces
A Double Shot at Love
Cheyenne
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Scream: The TV Series
Are You The One: All-Star Challenge
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Wild 'N On Tour
Celebrity Deathmatch
Disaster Date
Death Valley
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Kingin' with Tyga
Loosely Exactly Nicole
Buzzin'
Room Raiders 2.0
MTV Unplugged
Dev
Snack-Off
Bromance
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
Rich Girls
P. Diddy's Starmaker