The BEST MTV Shows

The top 40 shows on MTV

Siesta Key

#1 - Siesta Key

From the producers of “Laguna Beach” comes “Siesta Key,” the ultimate summer series that follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak and looming adulthood. As these friends spend the summer together in their beautiful hometown, they come of age while trying to figure out who they are and want they want to be.

star 9.66
220 votes
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The Maxx

#2 - The Maxx

Image Comics' The Maxx was adapted into an animated series as part of the MTV program Oddities. It covered Darker Image #1, The Maxx #1/2, and issues #1-11 of the regular series. The series follows the adventures of the titular hero in the real world and in an alternate reality, referred to as The Outback. In the real world the Maxx is a vagrant while in the Outback he is the protector of the Jungle Queen.

star 9.32
643 votes
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Nitro Circus

#3 - Nitro Circus

Travis Pastrana is an experienced motocross racer. He is famous for the following quote: 'I've got the willingness and stupidity to try anything. If I think it's even remotely possible, I'll do it.' Along with his less experienced friends, Travis tries insane stunts on various vehicles and in various terrains, often attempting jumps and flips over the 'foam pit' in his backyard or crazy...

star 9.20
268 votes
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Undergrads

#4 - Undergrads

Undergrads is a cartoon that originally aired on MTV, about four life long friends who separate for the first time to attend different colleges. The show revolves around the four friends, Nitz, Rocco, Cal & Gimpy either meeting new friends at their new colleges, or hanging out with each other & dealing with each others annoying habits and tendencies.

star 9.01
380 votes
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Æon Flux

#5 - Æon Flux

Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian, future world of mutant creatures, clones, and robots. The title character is a tall, bondage gear-clad secret agent from Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-lover Trevor Goodchild. Monica apparently represents a dynamic anarchist society, while Bregna embodies a centralized, scientifically planned state. The names of their respective characters reflect this: Flux as the self-directed agent from Monica and Goodchild as the technocratic leader of Bregna.

star 8.66
648 votes
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Daria

#6 - Daria

The people of Lawndale just don't get Daria Morgendorffer. She's cool with that. See, Daria was born alienated, and now she's just trying to make it through high school with as little human contact as possible. Popularity, friends, activities... whatever. Daria lacks enthusiasm, but she makes up for it with sarcasm. Daria is the spin-off of MTV's most sucessful cartoon, Beavis and Butt-Head.

star 8.66
2,243 votes
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Teen Wolf

#7 - Teen Wolf

The series revolves around social outcast Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills. Scott's life drastically changes when he is bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day teenage life. The following characters are instrumental to his struggle: Stiles, his best friend; Allison, his love interest who comes from a family of werewolf hunters; and Derek, a mysterious werewolf with a dark past. Throughout the series, he strives to keep his loved ones safe while maintaining normal relationships with them.

star 8.40
15,312 votes
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Beavis and Butt-Head

#8 - Beavis and Butt-Head

Beavis and Butt-head are high school students whose lifestyles revolve around TV, junk food (usually nachos), shopping malls, heavy metal music, and trying to "score with chicks". Each show contains short cartoons centering on the duo who live in the fictitious town of Highland, Texas. The episodes are broken up by short breaks in which Beavis and Butt-head watch and make fun of music videos.

star 8.36
2,346 votes
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Clone High

#9 - Clone High

A secret government plan to dig up historical figures and clone them has worked. It is 16 years later, and the clones are now in high school. The five main characters are Abe Lincoln, an all around nice but naive guy who lusts after the school sexpot Cleopatra, who is dating the macho JFK. Also, Abe's two best friends are Joan of Arc, an angst ridden goth girl who is in love with him, and Gandhi, a non-stop party animal. Clone High bravely tackles challenging teen issues, such as sleep deprivation, catching ADD from toilet seats, the evils of litter, and having the guy you like not like you back the same way you like him. Will Abe get together with Cleo, or be thwarted by the handsome JFK? Will Joan finally get Abe to notice her? Who's to say?

star 8.33
640 votes
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Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew

#10 - Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew

Hosted by Mario Lopez and Layla Kayleigh, Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew!, is a new competitive dance reality show pitting the country's best street and studio dance crews against each other. Each week one team will be eliminated until the final team is left standing and wins the title of "America's Best Dance Crew". Judging the competition are JC Chasez, Lil' Mama, & D-Trix.

star 8.22
320 votes
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Rob & Big

#11 - Rob & Big

In this reality buddy comedy, professional street skater Rob Dyrdek and his best friend and bodyguard, Christopher "Big Black" Boykin, share a house in the Hollywood Hills, bouncing from one ridiculous moment to the next.

star 8.21
333 votes
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Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

#12 - Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

Rob Dyrdek has spent most of his life turning fantasy into reality. Even as a young skateboarder, Rob defied all odds by going pro at the age of 16. Since then, Rob has always believed that even the wildest fantasies are possible if you commit to making them real. Fans of MTV's Rob and Big know that he proves it by embracing, pursuing and achieving the products of his own imagination.

star 8.20
574 votes
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Viva La Bam

#13 - Viva La Bam

Viva La Bam is MTV's hit "prank" show all about the life & antics of pro-skater and pro-jackass Bam Margera. From hilarious scavenger hunts to changing the house into a giant skatepark or hockey rink, he always keeps the show a family affair.

star 8.16
501 votes
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Golden Boy

#14 - Golden Boy

Kintarou Oe doesn`t look like it, but he is a genius who completed all his university courses and then quit before graduating. He becomes a wandering student, going from place to place on his bicycle, seeking to learn what he can about life, the world, and women. He is willing and able to do any job he has to to prove himself. His travels take him to a variety of locations and a variety of women, each who learns to love the hardworking guy, but not before he can run off.

star 8.14
1,437 votes
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Human Giant

#15 - Human Giant

Human Giant is a four man sketch comedy team consisting of members Aziz Ansari, Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel, and Jason Woliner. Human Giant is bringing their brand of reckless comedy to MTV

star 8.10
217 votes
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Ridiculousness

#16 - Ridiculousness

"Ridiculousness" features Rob Dyrdek's unique take on some of today's funniest amateur viral videos and builds them into episodes of edgy, funny and timeless television. Each episode features Rob's unique style and infectious energy as he breaks down amusing web clips by putting them in segments such as "Redneck Good Times," "Worst Case Scenario," "Ridiculousness in Training," "Pogo Stuck," "Hot Mess," "What Happened Last Night," and many more. Featuring commentary from co-hosts Sterling "Steelo" Brim, Chanel "West Coast" (the rapping receptionist from "Fantasy Factory") and complete with a studio audience, the series will also include appearances by some of Rob's closest friends. It's sure to be a ridiculous season!

star 7.89
848 votes
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Underemployed

#17 - Underemployed

From Emmy-nominated producer Craig Wright ("Dirty Sexy Money," "Six Feet Under"), MTV's new scripted comedic drama "Underemployed" follows a group a five friends--Sophia, Daphne, Lou, Raviva and Miles--all filled with lofty goals, romantic dreams and hopefulness for complete world domination on their road to adulthood. But what happens when things don't go exactly according to plan? "Underemployed" picks up one year after their college graduation when reality has set in and the group struggles, often comically, to stay optimistic through the major life changes young twentysomethings know all too well, including dead-end jobs, terrible bosses and romantic mistakes. This group of old friends becomes a new family as they go through all the highs and lows in their newfound adult lives and prove together that if life is about living, none of them are underemployed. The series, which is currently in production in Chicago, will feature 12 hour-long episodes and is slated to launch in fall 2012. Sophia struggles to hold on to her dreams of becoming a writer, as she serves maple bacon bars at Donut Girl, while Daphne continues to toil as an unpaid and unnoticed intern at an advertising agency. Lou and Raviva ended their relationship when she left for Los Angeles to become a famous singer, leaving Lou on his quest to save the environment, but all that changes when she shows up on his doorstep nine-months pregnant. Meanwhile, Miles aspires to be a world famous model, the face of a major ad campaign, but instead finds himself serving mojitos and mini-tacos in his skivvies.

star 7.68
204 votes
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Death Valley

#18 - Death Valley

A mockumentary following a police force as they deal with various perpetrators who are mostly supernatural in nature. The Undead Task Force (a branch of the LAPD, formed when the San Fernando Valley was overtaken by zombies, werewolves and vampires) must continue to get rid of the monsters and contain them in the valley. While this occurs, scientists work to find out what caused the outbreak. A brave camera crew comes along for the ride.

star 7.64
1,219 votes
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Scream: The TV Series

#19 - Scream: The TV Series

After a cyber-bullying incident results in a brutal murder, the shocking violence stirs up memories of a killing spree from the past that has haunted some, intrigued others and maybe just inspired a new killer. A group of teens - with two old friends struggling to reconnect at its heart - become lovers, enemies, suspects, targets and victims of an assassin who's out for blood.

star 7.64
3,337 votes
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Awkward.

#20 - Awkward.

"Awkward" takes an irreverent look at the conflict, chaos and humor that defines teenage life through the eyes of 15-year-old Jenna Hamilton (Ashley Rickards) whose life begins to change when a simple accident becomes an epic misunderstanding and is blown way out of proportion. Narrated in the first-person voice of Jenna's blog posts, "Awkward." captures the humor within the struggles and experiences everyone can relate to from their formative years. The series picks up in the aftermath of the accident as she must deal with a new not-so-fun stigma, while at the same time managing the other daily drama that comes with being a teenager. From a secret relationship with a popular guy, to being undermined by a mean girl, and parents who just don't get it-Jenna's misfortune will eventually serve as the catalyst for amazing change, but it's not without some missteps and mishaps along the way.

star 7.62
3,789 votes
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Wildboyz

#21 - Wildboyz

From the creators of MTV's Jackass comes Wildboyz, an action/adventure show spearheaded by its two stars of low moral caliber, Chris Pontius and Steve-O. In each episode, the boys travel afar to exotic lands of wonder, mystery and intrigue as America's foremost ambassadors of absurd goodwill. Engaging in close cultural encounters with a diversity of dangerous wildlife and native peoples, Chris and Steve-O discover just how far off the evolutionary mark they may actually be.

star 7.59
260 votes
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Sweet/Vicious

#22 - Sweet/Vicious

Jules, the perfect sorority sister, balances her life of being a college student while also serving up vigilante justice on her school's campus. That is until Ophelia, a hell-raising, trust-fund, computer hacking weed dealer, discovers Jules' secret and entangles herself in Jules' quest for vengeance.

star 7.57
443 votes
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Jackass

#23 - Jackass

Join sadomasochistic superheroes Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, and the rest of the Jackass crew as they terrorize your TV screens and everyone that gets in their way (especially themselves) with their own sick and twisted interpretation of physical entertainment. Their brand of pranks, goofball antics, and unabashed brutal comedy are sure to bring new meaning to the phrase "Don't Try This At Home!" To this date, Jackass ranks as one of MTV's highest rated programs. However, controversy surrounding the show's tastelessness and violence led to it's inevitable cancellation. However, the Jackass legacy continues to live on with late night syndication on MTV and MTV2. More impressively, however, followed with the silver screen release of Jackass: The Movie, as well as current MTV spin-offs Viva La Bam and Wildboyz.

star 7.53
1,103 votes
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Are You the One?

#24 - Are You the One?

If your perfect match was standing right in front of you, would you even know it? On the history-making eighth season, 16 singles head to Hawaii to find their perfect matches and for a chance to split the $1 million prize, and for the first time ever, all the singles are sexually fluid, which means there are no gender limitations: The one could be anyone.

star 7.48
263 votes
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Faking It (2014)

#25 - Faking It (2014)

A romantic comedy about two best friends who love each other – in slightly different ways. After numerous failed attempts to become popular, the girls are mistakenly outed as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.

star 7.44
2,217 votes
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The Hard Times of RJ Berger

#26 - The Hard Times of RJ Berger

The Hard Times of RJ Berger is an American television comedy series created by David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith for MTV. The show's central character is RJ Berger (Paul Iacono), an unpopular sophomore at the fictional Pinkerton High School in Ohio. Berger's two best friends are Miles Jenner (Jareb Dauplaise), whose ambitions for popularity cause him to clash with Berger, and Lily Miran (Kara Taitz), who has been lusting after Berger for several years. Berger's love interest is Jenny Swanson (Amber Lancaster), a "girl next door" who is involved with Max Owens (Jayson Blair), a popular jock and bully. The show is presented as a coming of age story and has been described by Katzenberg and Grahame-Smith as a blend of the television series The Wonder Years and the film Superbad.

star 7.37
607 votes
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Eye Candy

#27 - Eye Candy

Eye Candy centers on tech genius Lindy, who is persuaded by her roommate to begin online dating and begins to suspect that one of her mysterious suitors might be a deadly cyber stalker.

star 7.25
811 votes
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Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

#28 - Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

Spider-Man, the animated series, continues where the successful live action feature film of the same name left off. The series follows the adventures of superhero Peter Parker and his friends, Harry Osborne and Mary Jane Watson, during their first year of college at Empire State University. Parker must juggle academics, a job as a Web designer/photographer for the Daily Bugle and an on-again, off-again relationship with the love of his life, all while fighting to protect the world from super-villains. Neil Patrick Harris (Doogie Howser, MD), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210) and Lisa Loeb (folk-pop singer) show off their vocal talents in this new, thrilling computer-animated series.

star 7.21
423 votes
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Fear Factor

#29 - Fear Factor

"Imagine a world where your greatest fears become reality." In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants recruited across the country battle in extreme stunts. These stunts are designed to challenge the contestants both physically and mentally. If a player is too afraid to complete or fail a stunt, the player is eliminated. If they succeed, they are one step closer to the grand prize: $50,000.

star 7.19
379 votes
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Finding Carter

#30 - Finding Carter

Teenage girl Carter seemingly has the perfect life with fun-loving single mom Lori, until she discovers Lori abducted her as a toddler. Now Carter must return to the family who thought they had lost her. As she navigates brand new parents, a twin sister, high school and boys, she vows to find Lori before the only mom she’s ever known is gone forever.

star 7.05
1,059 votes
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Pimp My Ride

#31 - Pimp My Ride

Xzibit and the good people at West Coast Customs make people's cars go from dirt to pimped in this 30 minute series. A pimped out car is usually worth $20,000 to $30,000. This season, the guys are back in full effect, transforming more rides and more lives. As usual, Xzibit--Pimp Master of Ceremonies himself--will be pulling drivers off the road who are guilty of committing heinous vehicular style crimes and giving their wheels the ultimate pimp-over. Want MTV To Pimp Out Your Ride? Read below for info on how to get that done. Wanna Pimp Out Your Ride? Does your car need some major work? Are you embarrassed to pick up your date because of your ride? Scared to roll up to that job interview because of your bucket? Fear no more - MTV wants to give you the hottest car on the block. We're gonna take that hooptie and pimp it out. And we ain't just talkin a paint job either. We'll hook you up with the hottest ride on the street with all the hot accessories. If you

star 7.04
270 votes
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True Life

#32 - True Life

Since its initial episode in 1998, MTV's award-winning True Life documentary series has told remarkable real-life stories of young people and the unusual subcultures they inhabit. Whether documenting the lives of gay marriage activists, individuals dealing with obesity, or teens in high school--the True Life series tells its stories solely from the varied voices and points-of-view of its characters--putting the series in the unique position of reflecting the state of youth culture at any given moment.

star 6.65
51 votes
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Punk'd

#33 - Punk'd

What happens when the biggest stars in the world get too high on the Hollywood hog? When their bank accounts start swelling bigger than their heads? Master prankster Ashton Kutcher is there to PUNK 'em down to earth. It's a reality show with a twist as Asthon makes superstars suffer for your viewing pleasure. To misquote the acclaimed thespian Steven Seagal: "You guys think you're above the law…but you ain't above ours."

star 6.62
354 votes
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Jersey Shore

#34 - Jersey Shore

Grab your hair gel, wax that Cadillac and get those tattooed biceps ready to fist pump with the best this summer at the Jersey Shore. MTV's newest docu-soap exposes one of the tri-state area's most misunderstood species, the Guido. Our Guidos and Guidettes will move into the ultimate beach house rental and indulge in everything the Seaside Heights, New Jersey scene has to offer. Beach by day, dancing and partying all night. They'll live, work, and rage together until the summer ends. There's no spray tan too orange, no hair too spiked, and no bod too tight for this crew.

star 6.22
1,618 votes
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Happyland

#35 - Happyland

A soapy teen comedy which explores the underbelly of one of the country’s most popular theme parks and those who work there. The series centers on Lucy, the cynical teenage daughter of idealistic park princess mom, Elena. Having grown up in a world of manufactured happiness, Lucy wants to get out and experience something real. When Ian, the new park owner's son, arrives and sweeps her off her feet, Lucy is left wondering if fairy tale endings do exist after all.

star 6.03
186 votes
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The Hills

#36 - The Hills

THE HILLS follows Laguna Beach's Lauren "LC" Conrad as she moves to L.A. to attend college at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. In THE HILLS, Lauren gets a job as an intern at the popular magazine Teen Vogue. The show focuses on the challenges Lauren faces while she is trying to juggle work, school, and relationships.

star 6.01
396 votes
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Teen Mom

#37 - Teen Mom

A decade after it all began, the women of Teen Mom OG continue to share their families' triumphs and struggles with the world. Catelynn welcomes her third daughter, Maci faces a difficult discussion with her son Bentley, Cheyenne's co-parenting relationship hits an all-time low and Amber confronts her mental illness.

star 5.85
406 votes
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Teen Mom 2

#38 - Teen Mom 2

Follows the cast of the second season of '16 and Pregnant', giving viewers an intimate look at the challenges Chelsea, Leah, Briana, Jenelle, and Kailyn face raising a child as a teenager.

star 5.74
328 votes
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The Inbetweeners (US)

#39 - The Inbetweeners (US)

“The Inbetweeners” takes a comedic look at a group of teenagers navigating high school and charging into adulthood the way everyone does…by taking one step forward and three steps back. Whether humiliating themselves in an effort to impress the girl of their dreams, or mercilessly mocking their friend for driving a bright yellow clunker with a cassette player and one blue door, get ready to embrace the “inbetween.”

star 5.00
379 votes
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Skins (US)

#40 - Skins (US)

Skins is a wild ride through the lives of a group of high school friends stumbling through the mine field of adolescence... and stepping on most of the mines as they go. We'll meet TONY; good looking, witty, manipulative - he wants everything, and usually gets it. Then there's his girlfriend MICHELLE; gorgeous and clever, just not clever enough to realize Tony may not be the right one for her. And maybe the right one is actually Tony's best friend, STANLEY. He's everything Tony isn't, and that might end up being a good thing. Of course, Stanley is stuck in a pretend relationship with CADIE, possibly the most dysfunctional girl ever to attend a high school... or maybe that's all just another thing she's faking. You'll love CHRIS because, well, everyone does. No drug is too obscure for him to try, and no sexual mountain too high for him to climb. Complicating everyone's life is the infamous TEA. She likes girls. And girls like her. What more is there to figure out... right? And let's not forget ABBUD, the not so devout Moslem and DAISY, the responsible one of the group who is just itching to break some rules of her own. Be it sex, drugs, the breadth of friendships or the depth of heartbreaks, Skins is an emotional mosh-pit that slams through the insanity of teenage years. They'll crush hearts and burn brain cells, while fearlessly confronting every obstacle head on...or slightly off.

star 4.20
607 votes
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