MTV TV Shows

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.

Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Floribama Shore
Floribama Shore
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
The Challenge
The Challenge
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
True Life
True Life
The Real World
The Real World
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Faking It
Faking It
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Buckwild
Buckwild
Punk'd
Punk'd
The Hills: New Beginnings
The Hills: New Beginnings
Awkward.
Awkward.
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Skins
Skins
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Daria
Daria
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
The Shop
The Shop
Run's House
Run's House
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
The Hills
The Hills
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Silent Library
Silent Library
Made in Staten Island
Made in Staten Island
Next
Next
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Andy Milonakis Show
MTV Video Music Awards
MTV Video Music Awards
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
The X Effect
The X Effect
SafeWord
SafeWord
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
The City
The City
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
Sweet/Vicious
Sweet/Vicious
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
Made
Made
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Girl Code
Girl Code
Slednecks
Slednecks
Parental Control
Parental Control
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Stranded with a Million Dollars
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
MTV Suspect
MTV Suspect
Friendzone
Friendzone
Cribs
Cribs
Are You The One: Second Chances
Are You The One: Second Chances
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
MTV Presents
MTV Presents
Mary + Jane
Mary + Jane
Scrubbing In
Scrubbing In
The State
The State
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Greatest Party Story Ever
Greatest Party Story Ever
The Maxx
The Maxx
Best of Geordie Shore
Best of Geordie Shore
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
Loosely Exactly Nicole
Loosely Exactly Nicole
Ex On The Beach (US)
Ex On The Beach (US)
Virgin Territory
Virgin Territory
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
Clone High
Clone High