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
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
The Challenge: Invasion
The Challenge: Invasion
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Awkward.
Awkward.
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
The Hills
The Hills
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Daria
Daria
The Real World
The Real World
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
The Real World/Road Rules Challenge
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
My Super Sweet 16
Silent Library
Buckwild
Faking It
Geordie Shore
True Life
Finding Carter
Beavis and Butt-Head
Scream: The TV Series
Next
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Teen Mom 3
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
America's Best Dance Crew
Viva La Bam
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The X Effect
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Girl Code
Made
Are You The One: All-Star Challenge
Friendzone
The City
Kingin' with Tyga
Skins
The Shannara Chronicles
Life of Ryan
Aeon Flux
Wait 'Til Next Year
Braless
Wildboyz
Washington Heights
Rob & Big
Warren the Ape
Death Valley
The Inbetweeners
One Bad Choice
Two-A-Days
Making the Band 3
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Buried Life
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
From G's to Gents
Yo Momma
Run's House
Celebrity Deathmatch
Punk'd
Big Tips Texas
Happyland
MTV Suspect
Parental Control
Spider-Man (2003)
Valemont
Date My Mom
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
A Double Shot at Love
Room Raiders
Quiero Mis Quinces
Downtown Girls
DISconnected
Decoded
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Taking the Stage
Room Raiders 2.0
MTV Unplugged
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Are You The One? The Aftermatch
Follow The Rules
Nitro Circus
Bully Beatdown
Man and Wife
Pimp My Ride
MTV Exposed
The Osbournes
MTV Spring Break
If You Really Knew Me
Good Vibes
Epic Fail
The Ex and The Why
Are You The One: Second Chances