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
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Awkward.
Awkward.
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
True Life
True Life
The Real World
The Real World
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
The Hills
The Hills
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
My Super Sweet 16
My Super Sweet 16
Silent Library
Silent Library
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Ridiculousness
Floribama Shore
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Next
Buckwild
Punk'd
Beavis and Butt-Head
Daria
America's Best Dance Crew
Scream: The TV Series
Valemont
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Viva La Bam
The X Effect
Parental Control
Faking It
Skins
Eye Candy
Rob & Big
Pimp My Ride
I Used To Be Fat
Teen Mum
Bully Beatdown
Run's House
Friendzone
Are You The One: Second Chances
TRL
Worst. Prom. Ever.
Life of Ryan
Made
Girl Code
Washington Heights
Fear Factor
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Cribs
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Yo Momma
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Follow The Rules
The City
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Wildboyz
The Show With Vinny
Celebrity Deathmatch
Paris Hilton's My New BFF
Death Valley
Broke A$$ Game Show
Clone High
Amazingness
Teen Cribs
Teen Mom 3
Room Raiders
Status Updates
Wait 'Til Next Year
Aeon Flux
My Own
Decoded
Wild 'N On Tour
Two-A-Days
Cheyenne
Date My Mom
The Paper
Big Tips Texas
Pranked
16 and Pregnant
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Bromance
That's Amore!
The Pauly D Project
This Is How I Made It
Ladylike
Unlocking the Truth
A Double Shot at Love
Exiled
Is She Really Going Out with Him?
Making the Band 3
The Inbetweeners
Kingin' with Tyga
Spider-Man (2003)
Daddy's Girls