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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Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
The Real World
The Real World
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
True Life
True Life
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Floribama Shore
Floribama Shore
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
The Hills
The Hills
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Faking It
Faking It
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Daria
Daria
Run's House
Run's House
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Buckwild
Buckwild
The X Effect
The X Effect
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
SafeWord
SafeWord
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Silent Library
Silent Library
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Parental Control
Parental Control
Girl Code
Girl Code
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Valemont
Valemont
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
The City
The City
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Next
Next
Friendzone
Friendzone
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
Punk'd
Punk'd
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Slednecks
Slednecks
Skins
Skins
Kingin' with Tyga
Kingin' with Tyga
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
The Show With Vinny
The Show With Vinny
Decoded
Decoded
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Caged
Caged
Made
Made
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
MTV Suspect
MTV Suspect
The State
The State
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Death Valley
Death Valley
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Happyland
Happyland
Are You The One: Second Chances
Are You The One: Second Chances
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
Fast Food Heights
Fast Food Heights
TRL
TRL
Cribs
Cribs
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Underemployed
Underemployed
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
90's House
90's House
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Movie Awards
Status Updates
Status Updates
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Date My Mom
Date My Mom
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Is She Really Going Out with Him?