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
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Awkward.
Awkward.
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
The Real World
The Real World
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Are You The One: Second Chances
Are You The One: Second Chances
Buckwild
Buckwild
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Valemont
Valemont
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
The Hills
The Hills
True Life
True Life
My Super Sweet 16
Snooki & JWOWW
Finding Carter
Daria
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Parental Control
Teen Mom 3
90's House
Are You The One: All-Star Challenge
Wait 'Til Next Year
The X Effect
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Bully Beatdown
Faking It
Quiero Mis Quinces
Kingin' with Tyga
Rob & Big
Friendzone
Girl Code
Bam's Unholy Union
Made
Next
Skins
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Amazingness
Silent Library
Eye Candy
Run's House
Punk'd
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Washington Heights
Viva La Bam
The City
Aeon Flux
America's Best Dance Crew
Death Valley
Teen Mum
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Follow The Rules
From G's to Gents
Pimp My Ride
Underemployed
Snack-Off
Fear Factor
SafeWord
Two-A-Days
Making the Band 3
Cheyenne
Teen Cribs
A Double Shot at Love
Bromance
Date My Mom
Room Raiders
MTV Movie Awards
MTV Unplugged
Dev
Beavis and Butt-Head
Taking the Stage
Yo Momma
The Buried Life
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
Scrubbing In
Scream: The TV Series
MTV Undressed
Wildboyz
Exiled
The Osbournes
The Adventures of Chico and Guapo
The Pauly D Project
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
Slednecks
Celebrity Deathmatch
Spider-Man (2003)
Daddy's Girls
College Life
P. Diddy's Starmaker
Disaster Date
Homewrecker
Juvies