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
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Awkward.
Awkward.
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
The Real World
The Real World
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Are You The One: Second Chances
Are You The One: Second Chances
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
The Hills
The Hills
Finding Carter
Finding Carter
True Life
True Life
Daria
Daria
Buckwild
My Super Sweet 16
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Valemont
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Parental Control
The X Effect
90's House
Wait 'Til Next Year
Made
Teen Mom 3
Bully Beatdown
Are You The One: All-Star Challenge
Celebrity Deathmatch
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Pimp My Ride
The Buried Life
Skins
Washington Heights
Slednecks
Quiero Mis Quinces
Good Vibes
Real World Road Rules Challenge
Run's House
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Friendzone
Eye Candy
From G's to Gents
The Andy Milonakis Show
Follow The Rules
Viva La Bam
Life of Ryan
Aeon Flux
Girl Code
Kingin' with Tyga
Teen Mum
Rob & Big
Silent Library
Wildboyz
Happyland
One Bad Choice
Punk'd
50 Cent: The Money and The Power
Bam's Unholy Union
Underemployed
The Inbetweeners
Two-A-Days
Making the Band 3
Ex On The Beach
Beavis and Butt-Head
Stranded with a Million Dollars
Teen Cribs
MTV Unplugged
Faking It
Dev
Cheyenne
Date My Mom
Room Raiders
Scream: The TV Series
The City
MTV Undressed
Spider-Man (2003)
Taking the Stage
Juvies
Next
The Osbournes
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
MTV Movie Awards
The Adventures of Chico and Guapo
The Show With Vinny
Scrubbing In
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Best of Geordie Shore
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Bromance
Daddy's Girls
Disaster Date
Homewrecker
Man and Wife
The Maxx