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.

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
The Challenge
The Challenge
Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Floribama Shore
Floribama Shore
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
The Real World
The Real World
True Life
True Life
Families of the Mafia
Families of the Mafia
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Faking It
Faking It
Punk'd
Punk'd
Awkward.
Awkward.
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Made in Staten Island
Made in Staten Island
Beavis and Butt-Head
Beavis and Butt-Head
Viva La Bam
Viva La Bam
Daria
Daria
Eye Candy
Eye Candy
Scream: The TV Series
Scream: The TV Series
Buckwild
Buckwild
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
The Hills: New Beginnings
The Hills: New Beginnings
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Ex On The Beach (US)
Ex On The Beach (US)
Bully Beatdown
Bully Beatdown
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
The Hills
The Hills
Skins
Skins
The City
The City
Celebrity Deathmatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux
Cheyenne
Cheyenne
The Shop
The Shop
Fear Factor
Fear Factor
Rob & Big
Rob & Big
Next
Next
A Double Shot at Love
A Double Shot at Love
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
Wildboyz
Wildboyz
Yo Momma
Yo Momma
Bam's Unholy Union
Bam's Unholy Union
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Real World Road Rules Challenge
One Bad Choice
One Bad Choice
The X Effect
The X Effect
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
Parental Control
Parental Control
Run's House
Run's House
Girl Code
Girl Code
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Made
Made
SafeWord
SafeWord
Sweet/Vicious
Sweet/Vicious
Nitro Circus
Nitro Circus
Friendzone
Friendzone
From G's to Gents
From G's to Gents
Teen Mum
Teen Mum
I Used To Be Fat
I Used To Be Fat
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Silent Library
Silent Library
Best of Geordie Shore
Best of Geordie Shore
Spider-Man (2003)
Spider-Man (2003)
Pimp My Ride
Pimp My Ride
Good Vibes
Good Vibes
Life of Ryan
Life of Ryan
Snack-Off
Snack-Off
The Buried Life
The Buried Life
Washington Heights
Washington Heights
Teen Mom 3
Teen Mom 3
The Pauly D Project
The Pauly D Project
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Stranded with a Million Dollars
MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
MTV's Ghosted: Love Gone Missing
Cribs
Cribs
The Busch Family Brewed
The Busch Family Brewed
Are You The One: Second Chances
Are You The One: Second Chances
Quiero Mis Quinces
Quiero Mis Quinces
Big Tips Texas
Big Tips Texas
Death Valley
Death Valley
Slednecks
Slednecks
Wait 'Til Next Year
Wait 'Til Next Year
True Life Crime
True Life Crime
Engaged & Underage
Engaged & Underage
MTV Unplugged
MTV Unplugged
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
The State
The State
Braless
Braless
Dare to Live
Dare to Live