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
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
The Hills
The Hills
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
The Real World
The Real World
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Daria
Daria
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Faking It
Faking It
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
True Life
Ridiculousness
Silent Library
Parental Control
Fear Factor
America's Best Dance Crew
Yo Momma
Girl Code
Made
Friendzone
Teen Mom 3
The Shannara Chronicles
Bam's Unholy Union
Buckwild
The X Effect
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Punk'd
The City
Scream: The TV Series
Celebrity Deathmatch
Wildboyz
Next
Beavis and Butt-Head
Wait 'Til Next Year
Bully Beatdown
Run's House
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
The Inbetweeners
SafeWord
The Andy Milonakis Show
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Are You The One: Second Chances
Life of Ryan
Washington Heights
Scrubbing In
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Pimp My Ride
Rob & Big
Kingin' with Tyga
MTV Video Music Awards
Quiero Mis Quinces
Spider-Man (2003)
DISconnected
Two-A-Days
Date My Mom
A Double Shot at Love
Making the Band 3
Dev
The Osbournes
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Juvies
Valemont
Downtown Girls
Decoded
Eye Candy
Road Rules
Room 401
Room Raiders
Teen Cribs
MTV Movie Awards
Skins
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Viva La Bam
Taking the Stage
Cheyenne
Room Raiders 2.0
Yo! MTV Raps
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
White People
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Daddy's Girls
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
Pranked
Disaster Date
Diary
Exiled
Man and Wife