The BEST MTV shows of all time

Every MTV show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every MTV show to compile this list of best shows!

Siesta Key
star
9.28
277 votes

#1 - Siesta Key

Follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak, betrayal, and looming adulthood as they spend the summer together. Nothing is off limits while they come of age, figuring out who they are and who they want to become.

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The Maxx
star
9.22
706 votes

#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.

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Undergrads
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8.89
423 votes

#3 - 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.

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MTV GameOne
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8.83
154 votes

#4 - MTV GameOne

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The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars
star
8.73
48 votes

#5 - The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars

MTV’s most iconic franchise “The Challenge” is back again with the debut of an eight-week special event “The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars.” Hosted by WWE superstar and former challenge competitor, Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, “Champs vs. Stars” will feature ten of the fiercest champions from past “Challenge" seasons. The alumni go head-to-head against ten celebrity athletes and entertainers in challenge-style competitions to determine who will reign supreme. Winners will compete for a chance to take a share of the $150,000 cash prize to donate to their beloved charities.

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Nitro Circus
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8.71
388 votes

#6 - 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...

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Daria
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8.62
2854 votes

#7 - 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.

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Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life
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8.53
88 votes

#8 - Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life

The series sheds a completely different light on Ke$ha as she works through all the drama and adventures in both her personal and professional life over the course of two years. Filmed by her journalist brother Lagan Serbert, and filmmaker Steven Greenstreet, it also encompasses the artist as she creates her newest album, Warrior, and travels to various countries.

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Girl Code
star
8.53
99 votes

#9 - Girl Code

A new, hilarious how-to manual full of over the top tips to push the envelope and open the dialogue about the wonders and woes of womanhood, covering everything from frenemies, girl fights and cutting bathroom lines to dancing, drinking and dating.

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Æon Flux
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8.48
799 votes

#10 - 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.

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Downtown
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8.42
159 votes

#11 - Downtown

Downtown is an animated take on urban life, based on interviews with real people the show follows a diverse and multi racial cast who live in NY. With mind blowing, award winning animation... original stories, brilliantly written... Great acting, easy to relate to likeable characters and a killer soundtrack.

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Teen Wolf
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8.41
19940 votes

#12 - Teen Wolf

Scott McCall, a high school student who is bitten by a werewolf, must cope with its effects on him, his friends, and his family.

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The Head
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8.37
127 votes

#13 - The Head

The Head is the story of Jim, a trade-school student in New York City who awakens one morning to find that his cranium has enlarged to mammoth proportions. A week later, out bursts Roy, a little purple alien with an odd sense of humor who has taken up residence in Jim's head. Roy needed a place to stay to adapt to the Earth's environment while on a mission to save the world from a power-hungry alien named Gork. Aiding Jim and Roy are Jim's girlfriend, Madelyn; his personal physician, Dr. Richard Axel; and a group of "human anomalies." The theme of the story is to reinforce the value of diversity, tolerance, acceptance of differences, and working together to solve problems.

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Are You The One: Second Chances
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8.32
60 votes

#14 - Are You The One: Second Chances

Twenty men and women will vie for the title of All-Star couple. But unlike their previous dating adventures, not everyone will win together, and it’s every duo for themselves. How it'll work: The guy/gal teams will compete in a litany of games designed to test the strength of their bonds. Each week, the victors will be rewarded with cash, and one (im)perfect match will be sent packing until the sole perfect match remains.

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Wolf Watch
star
8.27
160 votes

#15 - Wolf Watch

Weekly talk show accompanying "Teen Wolf".

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The Dudesons in America
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8.26
169 votes

#16 - The Dudesons in America

The Dudesons are four Finnish friends who have come to the US of A to pursue the American dream. Of course, their idea of pursuing the American dream is to do even more stupid crap here than they did back home. Best friends since childhood, The Dudesons have spent their lives performing and documenting on film ingeniously idiotic stunts and pranks. This series will follow these nimrods as they try to ASS-immilate into our culture by doing the dumbest stunts and pranks imaginable. They are as lovable as they are nuts, and they are counting on that charm to win over local townsfolk and whatever authorities they'll most assuredly encounter. Watch as the boys try to reach Uranus with their own self-built space rocket or try to become cowboys by stalking an angry bull while on stilts. Johnny Knoxville approves saying "As an over-optimistic stunt man myself, I think The Dudesons are going to take American by storm. They're hilarious and they got balls that are bigger than their brains."

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The Challenge
star
8.25
673 votes

#17 - The Challenge

Reality stars compete in physical and mental challenges that will push them to their limit for their share of a $1 million prize. Age-old alliances, twists and turns from host TJ Lavin, and everyone living together under one roof only make the battle that much harder.

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Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers
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8.24
132 votes

#18 - Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers

Inspired by the acclaimed graphic novel from Robert Rodi and Esad Ribic, Marvel Knights Animation's "Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers" takes a powerful look inside the minds of Thor & Loki, brothers in the mythical land of Asgard and seemingly forever enemies. But just why does Loki hate his brother Thor? And could it be that this master of mischief isn’t really the villain he’s been branded? Loki's insatiable lust for power and his feud with Thor take on new meaning in this resonant epic.

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Beavis and Butt-Head
star
8.22
2660 votes

#19 - 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.

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America's Best Dance Crew
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8.17
328 votes

#20 - 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.

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Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
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8.17
591 votes

#21 - 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.

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Golden Boy
star
8.16
1892 votes

#22 - 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.

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Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous
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8.16
155 votes

#23 - Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous

This single-camera comedy follows Zach Stone, a fresh out of high school teenager who opts to pursue a life of fame and stardom instead of attending college. He hires a camera crew to film him throughout his daily life as a part of his quest to become an overnight celebrity – even though he possesses no real talent. From Zach’s attempts to become a celebrity chef or a ring-tone recording artist to purposefully going missing, he’ll try any avenue to get noticed and stop at nothing until he reaches fame. Chaos, awkwardness and embarrassment ensue in this clever and timely series that serves as a comedic send-up of today’s current culture of instant celebrity.

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Rob & Big
star
8.16
351 votes

#24 - 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.

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Human Giant
star
8.03
244 votes

#25 - 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

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Viva La Bam
star
8.02
559 votes

#26 - 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.

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The State
star
7.98
216 votes

#27 - The State

The State was a half-hour sketch-comedy television show, originally broadcast on MTV between December 17, 1993 and July 1, 1995. The show combined bizarre characters and scenarios to present sketches that won the favor of its target teenaged audience. The cast consisted of 11 twenty-something comedians (Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Ben Garant, Todd Holoubek, Michael Patrick Jann, Kerri Kenney, Thomas Lennon, Joe Lo Truglio, Ken Marino, Michael Showalter and David Wain) who created, acted, wrote, directed, and edited the show.

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Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant
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7.80
48 votes

#28 - Teen Mom: Young + Pregnant

Teen Mom: Young and Pregnant follows Ashley, Brianna, Jade, Kayla and Lexi as they prepare (and eventually become) young moms. We'll show the highs and lows of their pregnancy journeys -- and the unbelievable changes they endure after the babies are born.

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Ridiculousness
star
7.78
1002 votes

#29 - Ridiculousness

Rob Dyrdek shows some of the funniest videos with two of his friends.

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Bam's Unholy Union
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7.63
139 votes

#30 - Bam's Unholy Union

Pro skateboarder and MTV Jackass alum Bam Margera chronicles the moments leading up to his wedding where he will marry Melissa Rothstein who he has known since they were little kids.

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Sweet/Vicious
star
7.60
488 votes

#31 - 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.

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Death Valley
star
7.60
1309 votes

#32 - 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.

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Awkward.
star
7.59
4258 votes

#33 - Awkward.

An unpopular 15-year-old gains immediate, yet unwanted, popularity at her high school when the student body mistakes an accident she has for a suicide attempt.

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Underemployed
star
7.54
216 votes

#34 - 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.

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Jackass
star
7.44
1378 votes

#35 - 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.

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Faking It (2014)
star
7.40
2429 votes

#36 - 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.

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Are You the One?
star
7.32
339 votes

#37 - 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.

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The Hard Times of RJ Berger
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7.31
645 votes

#38 - 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.

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Catfish: The TV Show
star
7.24
1246 votes

#39 - Catfish: The TV Show

From the producers of the critically acclaimed 2010 documentary film "Catfish'' comes a TV version, which follows the journey of couples who have formed an online relationship but have never met in person. Filmmakers Yaniv "Nev'' Schulman -- whose own online love drama was the subject of the "Catfish'' film -- and Max Joseph travel around the country to tell the stories of these hopeful romantic partners, and each hourlong episode is filled with mystery, surprises, and sometimes even shocking revelations as one partner discovers the truth about his or her significant other. What will happen when they meet in real life for the first time?

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Wildboyz
star
7.24
311 votes

#40 - 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.

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Jersey Shore: Family Vacation
star
7.20
365 votes

#41 - Jersey Shore: Family Vacation

The cast of “Jersey Shore” always swore they would do a vacation together. Surprises, tears and a few drunken blackouts between New Orleans, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York and New Jersey are in store as Nicole, Jenni, Ronnie, Vinny, Pauly, Mike, Deena and Angelina start a new chapter.

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Spider-Man: The New Animated Series
star
7.17
732 votes

#42 - 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.

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Eye Candy
star
7.16
909 votes

#43 - Eye Candy

A New York woman suspects that one of her online dates is a serial killer.

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Celebrity Deathmatch
star
7.14
551 votes

#44 - Celebrity Deathmatch

Sport and event coverage re-defined! Today's hottest celebrities are pitted against each other in no-holds-barred fantasy fights complete with pre- and post-battle activities, one-on-one interviews, press conferences and behind-the-scenes locker room moments that parody the worlds of film, television, music and politics. Announcers Johnny Gomez and Nick Diamond offer commentary and play-by-play coverage while legendary referee Mills Lane presides over the Celebrity Deathmatch Ring.

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Fear Factor
star
7.10
427 votes

#45 - 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.

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My Life as Liz
star
7.04
112 votes

#46 - My Life as Liz

"My Life as Liz" explores high school life through the eyes of Liz Lee, a precocious, sometimes sarcastic, always witty teenage girl trapped in a conservative Texas town. Ever the outsider, the series explores Liz's attempt to make the best of her senior year by carving out a place of her own among her more "normal" peers. While Liz's off-kilter outlook and impeccable comedic timing make her journey of self-discovery an often humorous one -- her openness and honesty allow viewers to bear witness to the truest and most tender moments of being a teenage girl.

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Finding Carter
star
7.02
1117 votes

#47 - 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.

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Liquid Television
star
7.02
112 votes

#48 - Liquid Television

What words come to mind when you think of Liquid Television? Perhaps smart.. funny.. dramatic... maybe even weird. Liquid Television was THE show for "up-and-coming" animators to show what they got. Who said that cartoons had to be drawn by hand? This show combined computer animation, drawings by hand, paper cut-outs, and even live action to make something entertaining for the viewers.

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I Just Want My Pants Back
star
7.00
203 votes

#49 - I Just Want My Pants Back

Jason Strider and his friends grapple with dating, sex, and surviving as adults. They care more about hanging with each other, going to bars and hooking up than their entry level jobs, but when a one night stand steals Jason's heart and his pants, he begins a quest to get his beloved jeans back - and hopefully the girl - while growing up along the way.

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MTV Suspect
star
6.95
21 votes

#50 - MTV Suspect

Across America, people are hiding deep secrets from their friends or loved ones. These lies can seriously damage a relationship and can wreak havoc on the lives of everyone involved. MTV Suspect is the show that tackles these deceptions head on. Every episode, Nev Schulman (Catfish) and his co-host, iO Tillett Wright will work to untangle a new web of lies in the hopes of bringing resolution to our concerned truth-seekers who have nowhere else to turn. Nev and iO will examine the facts, seek out answers and push to uncover what's really going on, delving into everything from secret identities, hidden addictions, to a host of other lies that could have hugely damaging consequences. Through this process they hope to help bring the truth to the surface in order for these groups to move into a better and more honest relationship.

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