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?
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
The Hills
The Hills
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
The Real World
The Real World
Awkward.
Awkward.
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Valemont
Valemont
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Are You The One: Second Chances
Are You The One: Second Chances
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Buckwild
Buckwild
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
90's House
90's House
Wait 'Til Next Year
True Life
Faking It
Beavis and Butt-Head
Finding Carter
Are You The One: All-Star Challenge
Next
Parental Control
Run's House
The Andy Milonakis Show
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Teen Mom 3
Snooki & JWOWW
Teen Mum
The X Effect
The City
Quiero Mis Quinces
Silent Library
America's Best Dance Crew
Bully Beatdown
Bam's Unholy Union
Happyland
Viva La Bam
Scream: The TV Series
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Eye Candy
Life of Ryan
MTV Undressed
Rob & Big
Slednecks
Bromance
Yo Momma
Ex On The Beach
MTV Europe Music Awards
Spider-Man (2003)
Decoded
Two-A-Days
A Double Shot at Love
Making the Band 3
Made
Daria
Downtown Girls
DISconnected
Are You The One? The Aftermatch
Celebrity Deathmatch
Wildboyz
Diary
Man and Wife
MTV Exposed
The Osbournes
MTV Movie Awards
Warren the Ape
MTV Unplugged
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
College Life
Disaster Date
Cheyenne
Juvies
Scarred
Making the Video
Skins
MTV News
My Super Psycho Sweet 16
The Pauly D Project
Dev
Washington Heights
Teen Mom: The Maci Collection
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Daddy's Girls
Nitro Circus
T.I.'s Road to Redemption
Taking the Stage
It's On with Alexa Chung
Making His Band
Exiled
Pimp My Ride
My Life as Liz
Room Raiders