The Best of 2018 The Best Current MTV Shows  

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Wondering what to watch on MTV? This list of the best MTV shows on now in 2018 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, True Life, 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. Not all MTV programming is reality, however. The anthology slasher series Scream - based on the movie of the same name - is a horror TV series fans of the macabre are sure to love. 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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Jersey Shore Family Vacation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Deena Nicole Cortese, Paul DelVecchio, Nicole Polizzi 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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Ridiculousness is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Sterling Brim, Chanel West Coast, Rob Dyrdek 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

437 402
Catfish: The TV Show is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Yaniv Schulman, Max Joseph, Bettina Kenney 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

415 402
The Challenge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
T.J. Lavin, Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, Aneesa Ferreira 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

381 374
True Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Serena Altschul True Life is an American documentary television series that has been airing on MTV since March 31, 1998. Each episode follows a particular topic, such as heroin addiction as in the first episode ...more

317 325
Fear Factor is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Joe Rogan 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

363 405
Teen Mom 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Jenelle Evans, Chelsea Houska, Kailyn Lowry 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

321 380
Real World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Janelle Casanave, Alton Williams II, Arissa Hill 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

294 367
Wild 'n Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Nick Cannon, Leonard Robinson, DeRay Davis 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

208 409
Are You the One? is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Ryan Devlin, John Jacobs, Simone Kelly 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

208 414
MTV Floribama Shore is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
MTV Floribama Shore Jeremiah Buoni, Codi Butts, Kortni Gilson 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

169 334
MTV Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Jules Shear 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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Ex on the Beach is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Ex on the Beach Cory Wharton, Paulie Calafiore, Welborn Ferrene Ex on the Beach (MTV, 2018) is an American reality series inspired by the British show. Cast members from various reality television shows and first time reality participants live together in ...more

186 392
My Super Sweet 16 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Mary Morrison, Quincy Brown, Shad Moss My Super Sweet 16 is a MTV reality series documenting the lives of teenagers, usually in the United States, Canada and UK, who usually have wealthy parents who throw huge coming of age ...more

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Siesta Key is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Siesta Key Brandon Gomes, Madisson Hausburg, Alex Kompothecras 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

117 389
Scream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Willa Fitzgerald, Bex Taylor-Klaus, John Karna Scream (MTV, 2015) is an American anthology slasher television series developed by Jill Blotevogel, Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie, based on the film series. After a cyber-bullying incident serves ...more

43 434
Promposal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Promposal 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

36 407
SafeWord is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Current MTV Shows
Safeword Carly Aquilino, Rob Marrocco Jr., Sherry Cola SafeWord (MTV, 2017) is a comedy game show where famous friends become frenemies through a series of fun and daring games. Hosted by Terrence J, each celebrity is paired with our “Safety Crew” ...more