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
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
The Hills
The Hills
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
The Real World
The Real World
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Daria
Daria
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
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Ridiculousness
MTV Undressed
Aeon Flux
The Inbetweeners
Scream: The TV Series
True Life
Snooki & JWOWW
Kingin' with Tyga
From G's to Gents
Teen Mom 3
Parental Control
The X Effect
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Big Tips Texas
Fear Factor
Silent Library
The City
Faking It
Yo Momma
90's House
America's Best Dance Crew
Friendzone
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Buckwild
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Bully Beatdown
Made
The Maxx
The Buried Life
The Head
Washington Heights
Wait 'Til Next Year
Teen Mum
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
The Andy Milonakis Show
Girl Code
Are You The One: All-Star Challenge
Are You The One: Second Chances
Punk'd
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Slednecks
Run's House
Scrubbing In
One Bad Choice
Room Raiders
Ex On The Beach
Two-A-Days
Teen Cribs
Making the Band 3
Spider-Man (2003)
Valemont
Downtown Girls
MTV Unplugged
DISconnected
Decoded
Viva La Bam
A Double Shot at Love
Cheyenne
Date My Mom
The Substitute
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
Rob & Big
Life of Ryan
Cribs
Taking the Stage
Engaged & Underage
Juvies
Maui Fever
The Osbournes
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
My Own
Yo! MTV Raps
Quiero Mis Quinces
Dev
Ladylike
Loosely Exactly Nicole
Promposal