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.

    Teen Mom 2
    Teen Mom 2
    Are You The One?
    Are You The One?
    The Challenge
    The Challenge
    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
    Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
    Teen Mom
    Teen Mom
    Ridiculousness
    Ridiculousness
    Siesta Key
    Siesta Key
    16 and Pregnant
    16 and Pregnant
    Floribama Shore
    Floribama Shore
    Jersey Shore
    Jersey Shore
    Daria
    Daria
    Teen Wolf
    Teen Wolf
    True Life
    True Life
    Laguna Beach
    Laguna Beach
    Beavis and Butt-Head
    Beavis and Butt-Head
    Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
    Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
    The Hills
    The Hills
    Snooki & JWOWW
    Snooki & JWOWW
    Teen Mom 3
    Teen Mom 3
    Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
    Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
    Cheyenne
    Cheyenne
    Celebrity Deathmatch
    Celebrity Deathmatch
    Ex On The Beach
    Ex On The Beach
    Catfish: The TV Show
    Catfish: The TV Show
    Aeon Flux
    Aeon Flux
    Washington Heights
    Washington Heights
    The Real World
    The Real World
    Geordie Shore
    Geordie Shore
    Faking It
    Faking It
    Girl Code
    Girl Code
    Buckwild
    Buckwild
    Run's House (2005)
    Run's House (2005)
    Awkward.
    Awkward.
    Viva La Bam
    Viva La Bam
    Finding Carter
    Finding Carter
    The Buried Life
    The Buried Life
    Punk'd
    Punk'd
    My Super Sweet 16
    My Super Sweet 16
    The Hills: New Beginnings
    The Hills: New Beginnings
    Clone High
    Clone High
    Eye Candy
    Eye Candy
    Next
    Next
    Skins
    Skins
    Revenge Prank
    Revenge Prank
    Are You The One: Second Chances
    Are You The One: Second Chances
    The City
    The City
    The Hard Times of RJ Berger
    The Hard Times of RJ Berger
    The Inbetweeners
    The Inbetweeners
    Scream: The TV Series
    Scream: The TV Series
    Bully Beatdown
    Bully Beatdown
    The Shop
    The Shop
    Made
    Made
    Greatest Party Story Ever
    Greatest Party Story Ever
    Fear Factor
    Fear Factor
    Real World Road Rules Challenge
    Real World Road Rules Challenge
    Friendzone
    Friendzone
    Bam's Unholy Union
    Bam's Unholy Union
    Pimp My Ride
    Pimp My Ride
    The X Effect
    The X Effect
    I Used To Be Fat
    I Used To Be Fat
    Wildboyz
    Wildboyz
    Good Vibes
    Good Vibes
    Yo Momma
    Yo Momma
    Silent Library
    Silent Library
    Rob & Big
    Rob & Big
    Nitro Circus
    Nitro Circus
    The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
    The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
    MTV Video Music Awards
    MTV Video Music Awards
    Diary
    Diary
    Slednecks
    Slednecks
    Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
    Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
    Life of Ryan
    Life of Ryan
    The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
    The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
    Parental Control
    Parental Control
    The Andy Milonakis Show
    The Andy Milonakis Show
    Cribs
    Cribs
    Quiero Mis Quinces
    Quiero Mis Quinces
    Run's House
    Run's House
    Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
    Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
    MTV Unplugged
    MTV Unplugged
    Snack-Off
    Snack-Off
    Stranded with a Million Dollars
    Stranded with a Million Dollars
    MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
    MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
    SafeWord
    SafeWord
    The State
    The State
    Sweet/Vicious
    Sweet/Vicious
    Made in Staten Island
    Made in Staten Island
    16 and Recovering
    16 and Recovering
    Follow The Rules
    Follow The Rules
    One Bad Choice
    One Bad Choice
    Game of Clones
    Game of Clones
    Being a Teen Mom
    Being a Teen Mom
    The Show With Vinny
    The Show With Vinny
    From G's to Gents
    From G's to Gents
    Paris Hilton's My New BFF
    Paris Hilton's My New BFF
    The Pauly D Project
    The Pauly D Project
    Death Valley
    Death Valley
    Todrick
    Todrick
    Spider-Man (2003)
    Spider-Man (2003)