On the Small Screen: MTV Shows You Should Watch


Back in its early days, MTV was all about music videos. However, as the times have changed, it’s hard to catch a music video on the channel these days. There’s plenty of great shows to catch on there right now. If you’re not too interested in documentaries about music stars and what’s happening on Geordie Shore, there’s plenty of overlooked comedies, dramas and cartoons.

Teen Wolf

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This teen drama is based on the 1985 film of the same name, and is currently one of the highest rated shows on MTV. Telling the story of a standard high school student with a very difficult secret – the fact that he’s a werewolf – Teen Wolf is a great show that’s well worth checking out.



It’s an old show, but Daria is still a popular show on MTV. Running from 1997 to 2002, Daria was a spin-off of the MTV show Beavis and Butthead.

Music plays a big part on the show – while there’s no musical score, contemporary tracks from the time sometimes have entire plot points built around them.

Katy Perry is a big fan of the show, even donning the character’s garb to go out on Halloween.



This teen comedy has been running for two years and has recently been renewed for another season.

It’s a charming comedy about social outcast Jenna Hamilton, a teenager who doesn’t have great luck. It’s a pretty addictive show.

The stars of the show recently attended the MTV Music Video Awards, with pregnant Nikki DeLoach appearing in a maternity dress to do so.

Wild ‘n Out


One of the highest rated shows in the history of MTV, you can watch this one on MTV2. It’s a comedy improvisation show like Whose Line is it Anyway, starring various comedians all pitching to get the best laugh from the audience. Host of the show Nick Cannon learned that hard way, though, that flirting with other contestants could get him into trouble!

The Maxx

The Maxx

Perhaps one of the quirkier shows on MTV, The Maxx is the odd animation about a purple-dressed superhero who lives in a cardboard box. A freelance social worker, Julie, is his only friend.

As one of the lesser-known shows on MTV, it’s often overlooked – but it’s got great animation and some fantastic storylines. You can watch it on MTV’s Liquid Animation Channel.


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