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
Teen Mom
Floribama Shore
Floribama Shore
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
The Challenge
The Challenge
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
The Real World
The Real World
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
The Hills
The Hills
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Awkward.
Awkward.
Buckwild
Buckwild
Faking It
Faking It
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
True Life
True Life
Daria
Daria
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Punk'd
Punk'd
Parental Control
Parental Control
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Skins
Skins
SafeWord
SafeWord
Silent Library
Silent Library
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Girl Code
Girl Code
Slednecks
Slednecks
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Ladylike
Ladylike
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Friendzone
Friendzone
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
Sweet/Vicious
Sweet/Vicious
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Death Valley
Death Valley
Underemployed
Underemployed
MTV Gets Animated
MTV Gets Animated
Are You The One: Second Chances
Are You The One: Second Chances
Run's House
Run's House
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Stranded with a Million Dollars
The City
The City
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Paper
The Paper
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Winter Break: Hunter Mountain
Winter Break: Hunter Mountain
Engaged & Underage
Engaged & Underage
Made
Made
Best of Geordie Shore
Best of Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Valemont
Valemont
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Decoded
Decoded
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
This Is How I Made It
This Is How I Made It
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
MTV Suspect
MTV Suspect
Next
Next
Exiled
Exiled
Amazingness
Amazingness
Ex On The Beach (US)
Ex On The Beach (US)
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Making the Band 3
Making the Band 3
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Pretty Little Mamas
Pretty Little Mamas
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Taking the Stage
Taking the Stage
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
The X Effect
The X Effect
Room Raiders
Room Raiders
Teen Cribs
Teen Cribs
Two-A-Days
Two-A-Days
Cribs
Cribs