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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Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Awkward.
Awkward.
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
The Hills
The Hills
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
The Real World
The Real World
True Life
True Life
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Daria
Daria
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
America's Best Dance Crew
America's Best Dance Crew
Faking It
Are You The One?
The X Effect
Quiero Mis Quinces
Eye Candy
Scream: The TV Series
Snooki & JWOWW
Parental Control
Pimp My Ride
Are You The One: Second Chances
Beavis and Butt-Head
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Skins
Rob & Big
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Teen Mom 3
Friendzone
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Life of Ryan
Promposal
Buckwild
Stranded with a Million Dollars
The City
Next
The Shannara Chronicles
Girl Code
Made
Cribs
Wildboyz
The Inbetweeners
Celebrity Deathmatch
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Wait 'Til Next Year
Kingin' with Tyga
Washington Heights
Punk'd
Scrubbing In
Follow The Rules
Nitro Circus
The Andy Milonakis Show
MTV Video Music Awards
Young and Married
Best of Geordie Shore
Middle of The Night Show
Braless
Two-A-Days
Valemont
Making the Band 3
MTV Movie Awards
Run's House
Date My Mom
Taking the Stage
Cheyenne
Room Raiders
Downtown Girls
Warren the Ape
DISconnected
Decoded
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Viva La Bam
A Double Shot at Love
Scarred
Yo Momma
Yo! MTV Raps
Dev
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Bully Beatdown
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Room Raiders 2.0
MTV Unplugged
The Kentucky Kid
Worst. Prom. Ever.
Death Valley
Mary + Jane
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Bromance
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
Rich Girls
Making His Band