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The Best Current MTV Shows 

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Updated May 12, 2020 16.9k votes 2k voters 59.6k views 19 items

Wondering what to watch on MTV? This list of the best MTV shows on now has you covered. Once primarily known for broadcasting programs related to music, MTV is now famous for reality television and the occasional scripted series. Here, you'll find every MTV series currently airing, ranked by user votes. If you're wondering what popular MTV shows are the best, look no further. 

What are some current shows on MTV you may want to check out? MTV classics Real World, The Challenge, and Total Request Live are still airing new episodes. For more reality TV, both Teen Mom and Teen Mom 2 continue to explore the tribulations of teenage motherhood. Other good MTV shows currently airing new episodes include MTV Floribama Shore, Promposal, and Siesta Key.

With so many great MTV shows on now, it's hard to pick just one as the best of the best. Vote your favorites to the top of the list below!

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The Challenge is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
T.J. Lavin, Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, Aneesa Ferreira

Premiered: 1998

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television

The Challenge is a reality game show on MTV that is spun off from the network's two reality shows, The Real World and the now cancelled Road Rules. It features alumni from these two shows, in ...more

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Jersey Shore Family Vaca... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul DelVecchio, Nicole Polizzi

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality

Jersey Shore Family Vacation (MTV, 2018) is an American reality television series developed by SallyAnn Salsano. Six years after the end of Jersey Shore, the housemates are reunited as they ...more
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Catfish: The TV Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Yaniv Schulman, Max Joseph, Bettina Kenney

Premiered: 2012

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Catfish: The TV Show is an American reality-based docu-series television series airing on MTV about the truths and lies of online dating. The series is based on the 2010 film Catfish and is ...more
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Ridiculousness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Sterling Brim, Chanel West Coast, Rob Dyrdek

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Comedy, Reality television

Ridiculousness is an American comedy clip show that began airing on August 29, 2011. On television, the show is rated TV-14 due to language and violence, hosted by Rob Dyrdek and co-hosted by ...more

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Wild 'n Out is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Nick Cannon, Leonard Robinson, DeRay Davis

Premiered: 2005

Genres (Tv): Comedy

Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out is an American sketch comedy and improv television series that was created and hosted by comedian Nick Cannon. It debuted on July 28, 2005, on MTV and concluded ...more
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Fear Factor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Joe Rogan

Premiered: 2001

Genres (Tv): Game show, Reality television

Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare reality game show. It originally aired between 2001 and 2006, when it was cancelled. It was later revived in 2011, only to be cancelled again on May 13, ...more

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Real World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Janelle Casanave, Alton Williams II, Arissa Hill

Premiered: 1992

Genres (Tv): Reality television

The Real World is a reality television program on MTV originally produced by Mary-Ellis Bunim and Jonathan Murray. First broadcast in 1992, the show, which was inspired by the 1973 PBS ...more

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Teen Mom 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry

Premiered: 2011

Genres (Tv): Documentary, Reality television

Teen Mom 2 is an American reality television series that premiered January 11, 2011, on MTV. It follows the lives of four girls from the second season of 16 and Pregnant as they navigate their ...more

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Ex On The Beach is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Brandon Cyrus

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Ex on the Beach is a British reality television series that is broadcast on MTV. The series was first announced in February 2014 and premiered on 22 April 2014. It features eight single men and ...more
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MTV Floribama Shore is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Reality

MTV Floribama Shore (MTV, 2017) is an American reality television series, and a successor to Jersey Shore. On the Gulf Coast at Panama City Beach, eight young adults live together during the ...more
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Are You the One? is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Ryan Devlin, John Jacobs, Simone Kelly

Premiered: 2014

Genres (Tv): Reality

Are You the One? (MTV, 2014) is an American reality television series presented by Terrence J. Secretly paired into male-female couples by producers, via a matchmaking algorithm, a group of men ...more
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Wolf Watch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Wolf Watch
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The Hills: New Beginning... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Whitney Port

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality

The Hills: New Beginnings (MTV, 2019) is an American reality television show and a sequel to The Hills. The original cast of The Hills reunite alongside their children, friends, and new faces, ...more

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Rich Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Rich Girls Jaime Gleicher

Premiered: 2003

Genres (Tv): Reality television

Rich Girls was an MTV reality show that aired for one season in the fall of 2003 and winter of 2004. The program followed the lives of the daughters of two very successful businessmen: Ally ...more
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A Double Shot at Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows

Premiered: 2008

Genres (Tv): Dating game show, Reality television

A Double Shot at Love is an American reality television dating game show which first aired weekly on MTV from December 9, 2008 to February 3, 2009. It is a spin-off of A Shot at Love with Tila ...more
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MTV Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
MTV Unplugged Jules Shear

Premiered: 1989

Genres (Tv): Music

MTV Unplugged is a TV series showcasing many popular musical artists usually playing acoustic instruments. The show has received the George Foster Peabody Award and 3 Primetime Emmy nominations ...more
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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Brandon Gomes, Madisson Hausburg, Alex Kompothecras

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Reality

Siesta Key (MTV, 2017) is an American reality television series created by Mark Ford and Warren Skeels. Follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and ...more
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Promposal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows

Premiered: 2017

Genres (Tv): Reality

Promposal (MTV, 2017) is a reality show that explores the creative, romantic, and outlandish journey of asking someone to prom, highlighting teens pulling out all the stops to land their dream
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Game of Clones is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows

Premiered: 2019

Genres (Tv): Reality TV, Dating competition, Reality dating

Game of Clones (MTV, 2019) is an American reality dating television series. Using computer software to create an image of their perfect partner, individuals then move in with eight people who ...more