Watch TV Shows on 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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    Siesta Key
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    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
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    The Challenge
    Teen Wolf
    Teen Wolf
    Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach
    Are You The One?
    Are You The One?
    Ridiculousness
    Ridiculousness
    Catfish: The TV Show
    Catfish: The TV Show
    Teen Mom: The Next Chapter
    Teen Mom: The Next Chapter
    Teen Mom 2
    Teen Mom 2
    True Life
    True Life
    Teen Mom
    Teen Mom
    Floribama Shore
    Floribama Shore
    Jersey Shore
    Jersey Shore
    Cribs
    Cribs
    Finding Carter
    Finding Carter
    16 and Pregnant
    16 and Pregnant
    The Hills
    The Hills
    Daria
    Daria
    Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
    Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
    Rob & Big
    Rob & Big
    My Super Sweet 16
    My Super Sweet 16
    Beavis and Butt-Head
    Beavis and Butt-Head
    Yo Momma
    Yo Momma
    Viva La Bam
    Viva La Bam
    Awkward.
    Awkward.
    The Real World
    The Real World
    The Hills: New Beginnings
    The Hills: New Beginnings
    MTV Video Music Awards
    MTV Video Music Awards
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    Cheyenne
    Catfish: Trolls
    Catfish: Trolls
    Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
    Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
    Next
    Next
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    Punk'd
    Faking It
    Faking It
    Buckwild
    Buckwild
    Made
    Made
    MTV Movie Awards
    MTV Movie Awards
    The Shop
    The Shop
    Ex On The Beach
    Ex On The Beach
    Scream: The TV Series
    Scream: The TV Series
    Celebrity Deathmatch
    Celebrity Deathmatch
    Quiero Mis Quinces
    Quiero Mis Quinces
    Skins
    Skins
    The Maxx
    The Maxx
    Geordie Shore
    Geordie Shore
    Fear Factor
    Fear Factor
    SafeWord
    SafeWord
    Teen Mom: Family Reunion
    Teen Mom: Family Reunion
    Love at First Lie
    Love at First Lie
    Eye Candy
    Eye Candy
    Invincible
    Invincible
    Silent Library
    Silent Library
    Friendzone
    Friendzone
    Snooki & JWOWW
    Snooki & JWOWW
    Pimp My Ride
    Pimp My Ride
    Revenge Prank
    Revenge Prank
    The Hard Times of RJ Berger
    The Hard Times of RJ Berger
    Aeon Flux
    Aeon Flux
    Good Vibes
    Good Vibes
    Teen Mom: Girls Night In
    Teen Mom: Girls Night In
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    Families of the Mafia
    Ex On The Beach (US)
    Ex On The Beach (US)
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    Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
    The City
    The City
    Life of Ryan
    Life of Ryan
    The State
    The State
    Meet the Barkers
    Meet the Barkers
    The Andy Milonakis Show
    The Andy Milonakis Show
    Slednecks
    Slednecks
    One Bad Choice
    One Bad Choice
    Run's House (2005)
    Run's House (2005)
    Nitro Circus
    Nitro Circus
    Wolf Watch
    Wolf Watch
    America's Best Dance Crew
    America's Best Dance Crew
    Bam's Unholy Union
    Bam's Unholy Union
    My Super Psycho Sweet 16
    My Super Psycho Sweet 16
    The X Effect
    The X Effect
    Making the Band 3
    Making the Band 3
    The Buried Life
    The Buried Life
    True Life Crime
    True Life Crime
    The Paper
    The Paper
    Spider-Man (2003)
    Spider-Man (2003)
    Girl Code
    Girl Code
    I Used To Be Fat
    I Used To Be Fat
    Sweet/Vicious
    Sweet/Vicious
    Caged
    Caged
    Are You The One: Second Chances
    Are You The One: Second Chances
    The Osbournes
    The Osbournes
    Warren the Ape
    Warren the Ape
    The Inbetweeners
    The Inbetweeners
    Snack-Off
    Snack-Off
    Pranked
    Pranked
    O Music Awards
    O Music Awards
    Buckhead Shore
    Buckhead Shore
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    From G's to Gents
    Clone High
    Clone High
    Two-A-Days
    Two-A-Days
    Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
    Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
    World of Jenks
    World of Jenks