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    Pimp My Ride

    Pimp My Ride

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2007)
    Xzibit and the good people at West Coast Customs (GAS Season 5+) 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.

    "Pimp My Ride," returns for an all-new season, with an all-new garage. Once again, rap superstar and car enthusiast Xzibit and car customization specialist Mad Mike take aim on the biggest clunkers on the road. Joining them for this new season, and giving a new spin on car customization, is GAS -- Galpin Auto Sports. Taking car customization to the next level, together Xzibit, Mad Mike and the crew at GAS create unheard of pimped out masterpieces.

    Theme Song Lyrics So you wanna be a playa? But your wheels ain't fly You gotta hit us up to get a pimped out ride

    You got to pimp my rideeee Damn right You got to pimp my rideeee

    Theme Music & Stings Composed by Jeff Cardonimoreless
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    MTV Cribs

    MTV Cribs

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2008)
    Welcome to MTV Cribs, the most exciting way to peep into your favourite celebrity homes without getting slapped with a restraining order.
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    MTV Unplugged

    MTV Unplugged

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    MTV - Music Television
    The idea of Unplugged is that bands perform only acoustical and without any electronically devices. So this term usually only applies to music bands or performers that usually don't perform unplugged. Many performers fought with a performance the judgment that they actually can't play and computers and machines produce the entire sound. The origin of the idea isn't absolutely clear. There are only concerts in the unplugged style, but who really invented it, is unclear. The first concert you could describe as unplugged was Elvis Presley's concert in 1968 today known as the 68 Comeback Special. As inventors Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora get named, because they performed with only with two guitars at the MTV Music Awards in 1989 the tracks Wanted Dead Or Alive und Livin' On A Prayer. So the Unplugged series started soon later in 1989. Jules Shear hosted the first season, with was produced as 30 minute short "concerts", in an absolute simple way. The artists sitting in a half circle, maybe some background musicians behind them and playing their music in a small location, styled almost like a café. The second season was basically the same concept, but the duration now changes and MTV Unplugged leaves the US for the first time and goes to the UK. Also there isn't any host from now on. The bands announce themselves. The third season was the last one really organized as season. The ending of this season with the session of Bruce Springsteen also change the image of the series, because he performs plugged instead of unplugged. Season four starts with a big surprise: The first session with no English speaking band: Roxette! Season four already takes on the character this series will have in all other seasons from now on. It isn't a series anymore it's an idea. All sessions are a project to fallow this idea. In this context MTV invites comedians for the Spoken Word I session. A basically non musical session, but season four ends with a big bang. The Nirvana unplugged session makes this show part of music history. Nirvana doesn't perform a completely unplugged session, because Kurt Cobain uses some electronic sampler in the background. The discussion if this performance can be counted as unplugged doesn't hurt the success in any way. In season five, MTV Latin America starts recoding performances in the US starting with episode eight of this season. MTV US also airs these sessions. Season six and seven are basically the same like season five – they write the story of the show even further. With season eight the seasons aren't organized in the usual TV year rhythm anymore. Instead of the summer till summer schedule and the fact that it isn't a series anymore, the schedule now works similar to the usual calendar from 1.1 till 12.31. In 1998 the big break comes. MTV only produces one session and the series is basically dead. In 1999 the show is basically reborn, because now every characteristics of a series were now gone and every single session is a project by its own and is produced and released as such. Season 11 in 2000 features only one session again, basically because the time spirit works against the show concepts – the IT boom and the ultimate believe in the new millennium makes this show look spare. The first year in the new millennium the show starts over once more. More globally than ever the show starts with three Latin American performances before two US performances fallow and the year ends over in Asia, but visited Europe first. From now on the number of sessions produced in one year goes down dramatically. Season 13 features only three sessions, season 14 and 15 only one. In 2005 the show comes back form Europe to the US after three years absence with one other big performance. This time it's Alicia Keys who gives the show a new boost. ------------------------------------------- Notes to this show guide: Seasons: 1-8 are numbered as regular seasons. 9+ are organized annually, because of this shows character. Episodes: Numbered according to the original air dates (where ever that was). The show: The show isn't only the US series, since this is a global series since the beginning. Many episodes helped to build up MTV stations in many countries, sessions where produced. So this guide lists all sessions, not only the US ones. So the guide has more seasons and episodes than can be found in other guides. So don't be confused about that.moreless
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    America's Best Dance Crew

    America's Best Dance Crew

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    MTV - Music Television
    Randy Jackson of American Idol fame brings us America's Best Dance Crew, ABDC for short, the MTV dance competition show that brought us memorable teams like Jabbawockeez, Super Crew, Kaba Modern, Beat Freaks, Quest Crew, and Status Quo. Hosted by Mario Lopez, the show pits dance crews in a weekly challenge based on a theme, doing their best moves to megamixes of pop and hip-hop music. Their performances are scored by the judges, hip hopper Lil' Mama, N'Sync alum JC Chasez, choreographer Shane Sparks, and R&B performer Omarion. The home audience then votes, and the 2 crews with the least votes face off and the judges send one team home. The crew that dances their way to the finish will leave with $100,000 and the golden b-boy trophy, but most importantly, the title of America's Best Dance Crew.moreless
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    Band In a Bubble

    Band In a Bubble

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2007)
    The rock band Cartel is making a new record. Instead of just hitting the studio, they decided to do it in a 2,000 square foot "bubble" in New York City. The band aim to eat, sleep and finish their record in 20 days inside the bubble.moreless
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    Making His Band

    Making His Band

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2009)
    Watch as Diddy and his team of industry experts narrow down the field to create Diddy's very own back-up band for his "Last Train To Paris" tour. With the help of his judges, Diddy will put his would-be collaborators through rounds of grueling auditions designed to separate the men from the boys and turn the group into the Bad Boy backup band of his dreams.moreless
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    Crib Crashers

    Crib Crashers

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    MTV - Music Television
    Welcome to the Crib Crashers guide at TV.com. Big Dog Style, Small Fry Funds We all wish we could live like superstars, but hardly any of us have the means. Watch as some lucky fans get their very own Crib-over...a once-in-a-lifetime chance to renovate a room into the same style as a favorite celebrity. The rest of us can learn how we can use a modest budget to turn our domiciles into a full-fledged Crib-dom.moreless
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    The Big Ten

    The Big Ten

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    MTV - Music Television
    The Big Ten is the MTV talk show series which brings you music videos and celebrity interviews in the morning. MTV realizes that weekday mornings are no fun, and set to work in creating something to pep you up as you roll out of bed. They took the fun and excitement of late night talk shows and brought it to the morning, providing entertainment and music for early risers who need an energy boost. The show is hosted by Damien Fahey, who brings you the 10 biggest music videos every morning, because nothing wakes you up like some great music. Between these videos Damien is joined by celebrity friends for some coffee and questions, with stars like Hilary Swank, Robin Thicke, Hayden Panettierre and Daniel Radcliffe setting their alarms early to join the fun. These aren't typical questions though, as the stars are put through the Big Ten Split, where they are asked some off-the-wall questions. Grab some coffee and tune in for some music and celebs to get your day started off right in MTV's The Big Ten.moreless
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    MTV Clips

    MTV Clips

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    MTV - Music Television
    Clips of various shows, artists and news on MTV.
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    Taking The Stage

    Taking The Stage

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2010)
    In Taking the Stage, five young talents get the chance to realize their dreams of becoming dancers, musicians, actors and – most of all – stars. The show takes viewers inside Cincinnati's famed School for Creative and Performing Arts where we get a sneak peak of students dancing along the shores of fame against a typical high school backdrop where getting good grades, dealing with insecurities and finding love rock their chances of achieving greatness. Broadcast History: "Taking The Stage" premiered on Thursday, March 19, 2009 at 10:00pm (ET). Season two premiered on January 16, 2010 with new episodes airing Thursdays at 11:00pm (ET). For the second season, episodes were shortened to thirty minutes instead of the first season's sixty minute length. The season premiere, 'Fame' episode and the season finale were all sixty minutes, however.moreless
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    Buzzin'

    Buzzin'

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    MTV - Music Television
    Malibu's own Shwayze is on their way to the top of the charts, and this funny reality series on MTV will chronicle their journey.
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    Dogg After Dark

    Dogg After Dark

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    MTV - Music Television
    Snoop Dogg is set to host his own weekly variety show on MTV. Interviews, comedy sketches and musical performances will comprise this rapper/record producer's latest foray into television.
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    EMA 2010

    EMA 2010

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    MTV - Music Television
    The 2010 MTV Europe Music Awards took place on November 7, 2010 at Caja Mágica in Madrid.
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    MTV Europe Music Awards

    MTV Europe Music Awards

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    MTV - Music Television
    Europe celebrates the best in music during this annual star-studded awards show.
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    Yo! MTV Raps

    Yo! MTV Raps

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 1995)
    Yo! MTV Raps is the classic MTV show that brought Hip-Hop and Rap Music to the whole country in the 80's and 90's. Hitting the airwaves in 1988, Yo! MTV Raps played hip hop music videos and had guests like the legendary Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, and Run-DMC. A force for hip hop, the show brought the new genre of music to people across the country who weren't aware of the urban movement. Hosted by Fab 5 Freddy, Ed Lover, and Doctor Dre, and was one of the highest rated MTV shows of the time. The original series aired until 1995, when it was closed out with a freestyle cipher featuring legendary artists like Salt-N-Pepa, who also appeared on the first episode of the series. With moments like Ol' Dirty Bastard's drunk freestyle and Tupac Shakur's admitting that he assaulted filmmakers the Hughes Brothers, Yo! MTV Raps captured some of the most important moments and artists of old school rap, and launched the young genre into an international favorite.moreless
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    MTV Spring Break

    MTV Spring Break

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    MTV - Music Television
    No one knows how to celebrate Spring Break like MTV. So grab your sunscreen and your bathing suits and join MTV for the best fun in the sun!
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    Britney: For the Record

    Britney: For the Record

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    MTV - Music Television
    "Britney: For the Record" follows the pop star over a three month period as she records her sixth studio album "Circus", shoots the music videos for the singles "Womanizer" and "Circus", and preps for the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards. Along the way she talks about how fame got to her, and everything that has happened in her life and where she is going in the future.moreless
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    Headbangers Ball

    Headbangers Ball

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    MTV - Music Television
    Headbangers Ball was a music video show featuring Heavy Metal music. With special guests Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie.
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    There and Back: Ashley Parker Angel

    There and Back: Ashley Parker Angel

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2006)
    Ashley Parker Angel, formerly of the boy band O-Town, attempts to get his music out there and be taken seriously. Having spent all of his O-Town earnings, he moves in with girlfriend Tiffany and her mom. Ashley is now a struggling artist trying to make it to the top once again. Now, he must succeed not just for himself but for his soon to be new family. Will he make it to the top or will he just be another washed out boy band member?moreless
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    TRL

    TRL

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2008)
    Total Request Live (commonly known as TRL) is a television program on MTV that features popular music videos. The program plays the top ten most requested videos of the day, as requested by viewers who can vote by phone or online. The countdown starts with the tenth most requested video and ends with the most requested. The program generally airs every weekday for one hour. The roots of TRL go back to 1997 when MTV began producing MTV Live (originally hosted by British VJ Toby Amies) from a studio in Times Square in New York. MTV Live featured celebrity interviews, musical performances, and regular news updates. Music videos were not the major focus of the program. During the same time period, MTV aired a countdown show simply called Total Request, hosted by Carson Daly. Total Request was far more subdued, as Daly introduced music videos from an empty, dimly lit set. As the show progressed and gained more momentum with viewers tuning in, it was soon added to the list of daytime programming during MTV's Summer Share in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. The countdown would end up being one of the most watched and most interactive shows in recent MTV history that summer, proving that it had potential to become an even larger success by combining with the element of live television. By the fall of 1998, MTV producers decided to merge the real-time aspect of MTV Live and the fan-controlled countdown power of Total Request into Total Request Live, which made its official premiere from the MTV Studios in New York on September 14, 1998. The show has since grown to become MTV's unofficial flagship program. The widely known acronym of TRL was adopted as the official title of the show in February 1999, after former VJ's Carson Daly and Dave Holmes began using it on air regularly. The program is now rarely, if not ever, referred to as its original title Total Request Live. TRL spent its first year developing a cult-type following, by spring 2000 the countdown reached its peak, becoming a very recognizable pop culture icon in its first two years of existence; however, its influence seems to have greatly diminished since. TRL is MTV's prime outlet for music videos nowadays as the network continues to concentrate on reality-based programming. In addition to the music videos, TRL has daily guests as it is a popular promotion tool used by many musicians, actors, and other celebrities to promote their newest works to the show's target teen audience. Music videos that air on TRL are subject to a general "retirement" rule, that they may only remain on the countdown for a limited amount of days, the current cap is 50 days (previously 65, this number was reduced in 2002 in order to promote more diversity and give other artists a chance to enter the top ten). Artists who do manage to hang onto the countdown and reach retirement are awarded with a plaque, commemorating their achievement. On October 23, 2002, TRL celebrated its 1,000th episode. The show reached its seventh anniversary in September 2005, maintaining its stake as MTV's longest-running live program. In 2003, Carson Daly stepped down as the host of TRL in order to host NBC's Last Call. The show is currently hosted by a revolving door of VJs including Damien Fahey, Hilarie Burton, Quddus, La La Vasquez, Vanessa Minnillo, and Susie Castillo. On November 16, 2008 after 10 years on the air, TRL ended with a three hour long farewell celebration. Joining the party, were many famous celebrities, who helped define TRL, stopping by to reflect on their favorite TRL moments and also returning were the show's hosts throughout the years including Carson Daly.moreless
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