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
Floribama Shore
Floribama Shore
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom 2
Teen Mom
Teen Mom
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out
Are You The One?
Are You The One?
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Geordie Shore
Geordie Shore
Ridiculousness
Ridiculousness
Catfish: The TV Show
Catfish: The TV Show
Siesta Key
Siesta Key
Awkward.
Awkward.
Next
Next
The Real World
The Real World
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Snooki & JWOWW
Snooki & JWOWW
True Life
True Life
The Hills
The Hills
Laguna Beach
Laguna Beach
Ex On The Beach
Ex On The Beach
My Super Sweet 16
Finding Carter
Faking It
Parental Control
Eye Candy
Beavis and Butt-Head
The X Effect
Buckwild
Are You The One: Second Chances
Teen Mom 3
Valemont
Silent Library
Scream: The TV Series
Fear Factor
Skins
The City
Run's House
America's Best Dance Crew
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
Daria
Slednecks
From G's to Gents
The Hard Times of RJ Berger
Pimp My Ride
Bully Beatdown
Rob & Big
Death Valley
Kingin' with Tyga
Girl Code
Big Tips Texas
Punk'd
Bam's Unholy Union
Friendzone
Wait 'Til Next Year
Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County
Good Vibes
Unlocking the Truth
90's House
Amazingness
The Andy Milonakis Show
Happyland
The Maxx
Yo Momma
My Life as Liz
The Buried Life
The Head
I Used To Be Fat
The Pauly D Project
Follow The Rules
Sweet/Vicious
Making the Band 3
Two-A-Days
A Double Shot at Love
Bromance
Room Raiders
Wild 'N On Tour
Viva La Bam
Taking the Stage
The Osbournes
Quiero Mis Quinces
The Challenge: Free Agents - Meet the Free Agents
Loosely Exactly Nicole
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila
Celebrity Deathmatch
Life of Ryan
The Inbetweeners
Washington Heights
Dev
The Challenge: Rivals II - Behind the Rivalries
Spider-Man (2003)
Making His Band
Disaster Date
Road Rules
Headbangers Ball
Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
Teen Cribs
MTV Unplugged
Snack-Off
One Bad Choice