MTV Shows The Best MTV TV Shows  

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MTV used to be all about the music, but now it's turned into a reality television haven. Back in the day, music videos and Beavis and Butthead reigned supreme. That was before Teen Mom and MTV Cribs took over the scene, and now, there are tons of awesomely trashy reality show options to choose from. This list of the top current and cancelled MTV TV series includes the date when each show first aired, as well as which actors starred in the show. The best MTV TV programs of all time include the most viewed shows on MTV, as this list covers the entire history of the network. This list is sorted by popularity, so the shows with the most votes are at the top of the list.

What are the best MTV TV shows? Jersey Shore might top your list. This reality TV series follows a zany cast of New Jersey natives who truly know how to party. Perhaps My Super Sweet 16 is more your style - rich kids throwing themselves million-dollar birthday parties never fails to entertain. If you're in the mood for a true reality check, try watching 16 and Pregnant. 

Vote up the best MTV shows below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Beavis and Butt-head is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Mike Judge, Dale Revo, Tracy Grandstaff Beavis and Butt-head is an American animated sitcom created and designed by Mike Judge. The series originated from "Frog Baseball", a 1992 short film by Judge originally aired on ...more

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Jackass is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Clark Benson added Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo Jackass is an American reality series, originally shown on MTV from 2000 to 2002, featuring people performing various dangerous, crude, self-injuring stunts and pranks. The show served as a ...more

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Daria is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo Daria is an American animated television series created by Glenn Eichler and Susie Lewis Lynn for MTV. The series focuses on Daria Morgendorffer, a smart, acerbic, and somewhat misanthropic ...more

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Celebrity Deathmatch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Maurice Schlafer, Len Maxwell, Mills Lane Celebrity Deathmatch was a claymation television show that depicted celebrities against each other in a wrestling ring, almost always ending in the loser's gruesome death. It was known for its ...more

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Punk'd is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Ashton Kutcher, Brian Fitzpatrick, Andrew Santino Punk'd is an American hidden camera-practical joke reality television series that first aired on MTV in 2003 and was created by Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg, and produced and hosted by ...more

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MTV Unplugged is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best MTV TV 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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The Osbournes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Ozzy Osbourne, Sharon Osbourne, Jack Osbourne The Osbournes is an American reality television program featuring the domestic life of heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne and his family. The series premiered on MTV on March 5, 2002, and in its ...more

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Real World is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Jamie Chung, Steven Hill, Landon Lueck 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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Pimp My Ride is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Xzibit, Buck Pimp My Ride is a TV show produced by MTV and hosted by rapper Xzibit. Each episode consists of taking one car in poor condition and restoring it, as well as customizing it. The original ...more

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Singled Out is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Carmen Electra Singled Out is a game show that ran on MTV from 1995 to 1998. Each episode featured a group of 50 men and a group of 50 women competing for a date with one main contestant of the opposite sex. ...more

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TRL is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Hilarie Burton, Susie Castillo, Nick Zano Total Request Live is a television series on MTV that featured popular music videos. TRL was MTV's prime outlet for music videos as the network continued to concentrate on reality-based ...more

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Viva La Bam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Bam Margera, Vincent Margera, Ryan Dunn Viva La Bam is an American reality television series that stars Bam Margera and his friends and family. The show was a spin-off from MTV's Jackass, in which Margera and most of the main cast had ...more

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Ridiculousness is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best MTV TV 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

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MTV Cribs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Corey David Flynn added Su-chin Pak MTV Cribs and CMT Cribs, depending on which channel it airs, is a franchise reality television program that originated on the MTV Networks' MTV. It later aired on its CMT channel that features ...more

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True Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Donneka Jones added 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

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Liquid Television is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
eric-smith added Anne Ashbey, Richard Blair, Gordon Clark Liquid Television is an animation showcase that appeared on MTV. The first season of Liquid Television also aired on BBC Two in co-production with MTV. Ultimately, MTV commissioned three seasons ...more

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Ranker Video
Julie Bennett, Greg Burson, Kathy Garver Rob & Big is an American reality television series that follows the lives of professional skateboarder/actor/producer Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard Christopher "Big ...more

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Teen Wolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Tyler Posey, Dylan O'Brien, Holland Roden Teen Wolf is an American television series developed by Jeff Davis for MTV. It is loosely based on the 1985 film of the same name, and stars Tyler Posey as a teenager named Scott, who is bitten ...more

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Awkward. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
IvanRaphaelLeones added Ashley Rickards, Beau Mirchoff, Jillian Rose Reed Awkward is an American teen comedy series created by Lauren Iungerich for MTV. The show's central character is Jenna Hamilton, a Palos Verdes, California, teenager who struggles with her ...more

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Room Raiders is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick, Jesse Wolter Room Raiders is a "dating/reality" series on MTV.

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Headbangers Ball is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Corey Walker added Adam Curry Headbangers Ball was a music television program consisting of heavy metal music videos airing on MTV, MTV2, MTV Australia, MTV Rocks, MTV Adria, MTV Brand New, MTV Portugal, MTV Finland, MTV ...more

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Remote Control is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
RichardBeecher added Adam Sandler, Denis Leary, Colin Quinn Remote Control is a TV game show that ran on MTV for five seasons from 1987 until 1990. It was MTV's first original non-musical program. New episodes were made for first-run syndication from ...more

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Parental Control is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Parental Control is a heavily scripted "pseudo-reality" program produced by MTV. The two directors, Brendon Carter and Bruce Klassen, have also created other MTV shows. In Asia, this ...more

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Next is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Lorin Eric Salm, Michael McKinley, Jamieson Hill Next is a dating game show produced by Kallissa Productions which ran on MTV from 2005–2008.

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Wildboyz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Steve-O, Chris Pontius Wildboyz is an American spin-off television series and follow-up to Jackass, which debuted in 2003 on MTV and moved to MTV2 in its third season. Steve-O and Chris Pontius are the stars of the ...more

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The Head is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
eric-smith added Gordon Barnett, Jason Candler, Patricia Bibby The Head began as an ongoing series that originally ran under the title MTV's Oddities, on MTV. It has begun airing on MTV2 in August 2009. It was released on DVD on December 15, 2009.

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Aeon Flux is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Corey Walker added Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher Æon Flux is an avant-garde science fiction animated television series that aired on MTV in various forms throughout the 1990s, with film, comic book, and video game adaptations following ...more

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Jersey Shore is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Ronnie Ortiz-Magro, Vinny Guadagnino, Jenni 'Jwoww' Farley Jersey Shore is an American reality television series which ran on MTV from December 3, 2009 to December 20, 2012 in the United States. The series follows the lives of eight housemates spending ...more

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My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Brittany Golden added Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie Holzman and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. It originally aired on ABC from August 25, 1994, to ...more

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Wild 'n Out is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best MTV TV 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

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Catfish: The TV Show is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added 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

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Faking It is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
daniel-aullet-smith added Gregg Sulkin, Katie Stevens, Michael J. Willett Faking It is an American single-camera romantic comedy series that premiered on MTV on April 22, 2014. The series was created by Dana Min Goodman and Julia Wolov. Carter Covington developed the ...more

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Made is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
MTV's MADE is a self-improvement reality television series broadcast on MTV. The series follows teens who have a goal and want to be "made" into things like singers, athletes, dancers, ...more

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Bam's Unholy Union is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Bam Margera, Missy Rothstein, Ryan Gee Bam's Unholy Union is an American reality series that aired on MTV and MTV Canada. It follows Bam Margera and his fiancee Missy Rothstein as they plan their wedding. In addition to Margera and ...more

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Yo! MTV Raps is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Corey Walker added Ed Lover, Doctor Dré, Fab Five Freddy Yo! MTV Raps is a two-hour American television music video program, which ran from August 1988 to August 1995. The program was the first hip hop music show on the network, based on the original ...more

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The Hills is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Heidi Montag, Audrina Patridge, Lauren Conrad The Hills is a semi-scripted American reality television series that originally aired on MTV from May 31, 2006 until July 13, 2010. Developed as a spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange ...more

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My Super Sweet 16 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
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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Degrassi: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Stefan Brogren, Aislinn Paul, Melinda Shankar Degrassi: The Next Generation is a Canadian teen drama television series set in the Degrassi universe, which was created by Linda Schuyler and Kit Hood in 1979. Degrassi is the fourth fictional ...more

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Laguna Beach: The Real Orange ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Talan Torriero, Lo Bosworth, Morgan Olsen Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County is an American reality television series that originally aired on MTV from September 28, 2004 until November 15, 2006. The series aired three seasons and ...more

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Real World/Road Rules Challeng... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
T.J. Lavin, Johnny 'Bananas' Devenanzio, Aneesa Ferreira The Duel is the 13th season of the MTV reality game show, The Challenge. The season is directly subsequent to Fresh Meat. The Duel took place in Búzios, Brazil, with former cast members ...more

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America's Best Dance Crew is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Mario Lopez, Layla Kayleigh, JC Chasez America's Best Dance Crew, often abbreviated as ABDC, is an American competitive dance reality television series that features both national and international dance crews. The show was produced ...more

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Scream Tv Series is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
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Clone High is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
RichardBeecher added Will Forte, Phil Lord, Michael McDonald Clone High is an Canadian–American animated television series created by Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Bill Lawrence. The comedy centers on a high school populated by clones of famous ...more

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Bully Beatdown is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Bully Beatdown is an American reality television series created by Mark Burnett which aired on MTV. In each episode, show host Jason "Mayhem" Miller challenged bullies to fight against ...more

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Teen Mom is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Teen Mom, renamed Teen Mom OG in the fifth season, is an American reality television series that premiered on December 8, 2009 on MTV. Developed as the first spin-off of 16 and Pregnant, it ...more

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Run's House is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Joseph Simmons, Justine Simmons, Vanessa Simmons Run's House is an American reality television series that debuted on October 13, 2005. The series chronicles the family life of former Run–D.M.C. rapper and hip-hop music pioneer Joseph Simmons, ...more

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Scarred is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Scarred Jacoby Shaddix Scarred is a television program that debuted on MTV on April 10, 2007. On each episode of Scarred, several real-life risk-takers share the stories of how they were scarred or injured while ...more

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Undressed is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Brittany Golden added Max Greenfield, Christina Hendricks, Sarah Lancaster Undressed is an American anthology series that aired on MTV from July 26, 1999 to September 5, 2002. The series was created and executive produced by British director Roland Joffé.

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Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
Date My Mom is a television dating show airing on the music channel MTV and produced by Kalissa Productions. The series premiered on November 15, 2004 and ended in 2006. An 18- to 24-year-old ...more

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Wonder Showzen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best MTV TV Shows
RichardBeecher added Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy Wonder Showzen was an American sketch comedy television series that aired between 2005 and 2006 on MTV2. It was created by John Lee and Vernon Chatman of PFFR. The show is rated TV-MA. The ...more