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    The Challenge

    The Challenge

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    MTV - Music Television
    Each season The Challenge (originally The Real World/Road Rules Challenge) just keeps getting bigger and better when MTV brings some of the most popular and controversial past Real Worlders, Road Rulers, and now Fresh Meat to battle out in an ultimate challenge to win a handsome reward.

    This guide is in Memory of Mary Ellis-Bunim (Creator of Real World & Road Rules) 1946-2004moreless
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    Daria

    Daria

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2002)
    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. Theme Song: La la la la la This is my stop Got to get off I may go *pop* Excuse me (repeat once) I've got to be direct La la la If I'm wrong please correct La la la You're standing on my neck La la la You're standing on my neck (short guitar cord) La la la la la (repeat) Rating: Usually all Daria episodes are rated TVPG-L.moreless
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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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    Celebrity Deathmatch

    Celebrity Deathmatch

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2007)
    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. moreless
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    The Hills

    The Hills

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    MTV - Music Television
    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. After four seasons and some major drama Whitney decided to leave for New York City and her own show, The City.moreless
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    Beavis and Butt-head

    Beavis and Butt-head

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    MTV - Music Television
    Beavis and Butt-head was first aired on the U.S. cable network MTV in March 1993. This show, which combined animation and music videos, was an example of the unique programming that MTV has consistently provided for its youthful demographics. The half-hour program alternated between a simple narrative, which focused on the exploits of two low-life adolescents, and clips from music videos, which the two teens commented on. Creator Mike Judge had penned the aimless duo for a festival of animation when Abby Turkuhle, MTV's senior vice president picked up an episode for the network's animated compendium Liquid Television. MTV immediately contracted for 65 episodes from Judge, with Turkuhle as producer, and placed Beavis and Butt-head in the 7:00 and 11:00 P.M. week-day time slots. The characters, Beavis and Butt-head, are rude, crude, and stupid, and can be placed in the "dumb comedy" tradition, which includes Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, Cheech and Chong, Saturday Night Live's Wayne and Garth, and FOX's The Simpsons. When the show debuted, television critics differed in their opinions, with some praising the show for daring to present the stupidity of male "metalheads" who watch too much television (effectively satirizing the core MTV audience), and others categorizing Beavis and Butt-head as another example of television's declining quality. Beavis and Butt-head did find an audience and began pulling in MTV's highest ratings. But the show was also quite controversial, instigating heated public debate on the interconnected issues of representations of violence in the media and generational politics surrounding youth subcultures. Beavis and Butt-head they found, was especially popular with those in their twenties. It turned out to be bothersome to many that young people enjoyed the show and laughed at its two imbecilic boys, even if these fans were much more intelligent and much less grating than Beavis and Butt-head. In this sense, Beavis and Butt-head raised the issue of generational taste cultures. Definitions of "taste," Pierre Bourdieu notes, "unite and separate, uniting those who are the product of similar conditions but only by distinguishing them from all others. And taste distinguishes in an essential way, since it is the basis of all that one has--people and things--and of all that one is for others, whereby one classifies oneself and is classified by others." To the degree that taste cultures agree, they are brought together into a subcultural formation; but to this degree they are also separated from those with whom they differ. It was the "bad taste" of Beavis and Butt-head's audience which bothered many, and this brings to the surface another one of the reasons why Beavis and Butt-head was so controversial. Cultural critics, educators, and concerned parents gathered skeptically, sternly, and anxiously in front of the television set and passed judgment upon the "tasteless" Beavis and Butt-head show. And in an ironic reversal, Beavis and Butt-head countered by ascending the cultural hierarchy. The two youths channel-surfed, looking for videos that didn't suck (i.e. those with heavy metal or hardcore rap, those that contained violence, or encouraged genital response.) In becoming the self-proclaimed Siskel and Ebert of music video, they served to evaluate pop culture with an unencumbered bottom line--does a music video "suck" or is it "cool?" Beavis and Butt-head as a television show, was certainly towards the lower end of traditional scales of cultural "quality." But these two animated "slackers" evaluated other media, and so pronounced their own critical opinions and erected their own taste hierarchies. Beavis and Butt-head had their own particular brand of "taste:" they determined acceptability and unacceptability, invoking, while simultaneously upending, notions of "high" and "low" culture. In this, they entered that hallowed sphere of criticism, where they competed with others in overseeing the public good and preserving the place and status of artistic evaluation. They disregarded other accepted forms of authority, refusing to acknowledge their own limited perspectives. But like other critics, this was an important part of their appeal. After all, critics are sought out for straightforward opinion, not muddled oscillation. In this recuperation of the critical discourse, Beavis and Butt-head joined with their audience, approximating the contradictory impulses of contemporary cynical youth, who mixed their self-delusion with self-awareness. In the case of fans of Beavis and Butt-head, these lines of demarcation indicated both a generational unity and the generation-based barriers between the baby boomers and the "baby busters." The reputed cynicism of the "twentynothings" was on view as Beavis and Butt-head evoked both a stunted adolescence which was long past and an unsure and seemingly inaccessible future.moreless
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    The Real World

    The Real World

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    "This is the true story of seven strangers picked to live in a house and have their lives taped. Find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real. The Real World..." How many times have we heard those words? The Real World was the first reality show on tv, premiering in 1992. It is still on the air, about to air it's 21st season, set in Brooklyn. When The Real World was created, it created a new genre of television that years later would be copied by other networks and become almost an obsession around the world. MTV originally wanted to make a soap opera, but the costs were too high, so they thought "what if we could get rid of writers, and scripts, and sets?". That resulted on the first Real World, set in NY neighborhood of SoHo, Manhattan, where 7 people that had never met before had to live in a house together for some time. As the years went by, The Real World slowly gained its shape and space. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Miami, Boston, Seattle, Hawaii, New Orleans, Chicago, Las Vegas, Paris, San Diego, Philadelphia, Austin, Key West, Denver, Sydney and now Hollywood...all these locations have hosted the show. Auditions to be a cast member today attract hundreds of thousands of people in hopes to be one of the strangers in the house. Living rent-free for 6 months in a very hip house with very interesting (and often annoying) roommates, and being on an internationally broadcast tv show is quite attractive to people in their late teens/early 20s. How much of the show is actually true we'll never know. A lot of what we see on tv is edited to make it look like it all happened in a certain timeline. All the houses have cameras everywhere, and there's a clause in the contract of each housemate that says they're not allowed to go places where the cameras are not allowed in. And all the sounds are taped in a separate way, so, according to Melissa from New Orleans, a lot of times when they're talking and you can only see the back of their heads, the words you hear might not be the words they actually said at the time. Edited or not, none of the scenes aired on the show are acted. They all happened, without scripts. Each cast member receives around $250 per week, plus their house expenses paid (not including food. That's why every time a parent comes over, they cook). Anything else they want, they have to pay for. Plus, they don't get to take any of all the cool stuff you see in the house. Today, The Real World is shown in several countries, and local versions of the show have already been made. Loving it or hating it, you just know it's here. The Real World: the first and original reality show.moreless
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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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    Jersey Shore

    Jersey Shore

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2012)
    MTV takes you to the Jersey Shore to meet eight young adults living in a summer share in some of the most popular vacation spots. Angelina, Jenni "JWOWW," Mike "The Situation," Nicole "Snookie," DJ Pauly D, Ronnie, Sammi "Sweetheart," and Vinny live together for a summer in Seaside Heights and we watch them go through work, love, friendship, drama and hookups.moreless
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    Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

    Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2006)
    Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County is the MTV reality series that follows the lives of teenagers living in the seaside community of Laguna Beach. The pristine enclave of Orange County is known for beaches and multimillion dollar homes, and MTV took us inside the lives of the young people living in this glamorous and drama-filled town. The show began focusing on Lauren Conrad, aka LC, and her friends Lo, Christina, Kristin, Morgan, Trey, Talan, and Stephen, joining them as they take on high school and teenage life. We see friendships and relationships blossom and fall apart, with plenty of drama along the way, as these teens grow up together. In three seasons we follow LC as she graduates high school, leaving for college and making way for the new cast focusing on Tessa Keller in season 3. The series lead to spin-off series like The Hills, which followed Lauren as she took on Los Angeles, college, and her career. See the stories of the teenagers of this glamorous beachfront town in MTV's Laguna Beach.moreless
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    Bully Beatdown

    Bully Beatdown

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    MTV - Music Television
    Typical "bullies" will fight for a chance to win $10,000. The catch - they have to fight professional Mixed Martial Artists.
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    Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

    Spider-Man: The New Animated Series

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2003)
    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 Osborn 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, M.D.), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210), and Lisa Loeb (folk-pop singer) show off their vocal talents in this new, thrilling computer-animated series.moreless
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    Gone Too Far

    Gone Too Far

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    MTV - Music Television
    DJ AM taped this MTV intervention-style reality series aimed at young people who have fallen victim to chemical dependence. Able to relate because of his own experience with drug addiction, DJ AM's plan was to assist in the intervention process which will be led by an addiction specialist. The fate of the series is TBD due to DJ AM untimely death.moreless
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    True Life

    True Life

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    MTV - Music Television
    MTV's award-winning documentary series, True Life, offers an exclusive window into today's issues, concerns and lifestyles. Told from a first-person perspective, True Life provides intimate access to unseen worlds and subcultures, covering everything from sex and drugs to sports and spirituality. Glimpse into the lives of congressional candidates, competitive cheerleaders, ecstacy users, porn stars and more.moreless
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    16 and Pregnant

    16 and Pregnant

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    MTV - Music Television
    Teenage pregnancy is the focus of this MTV reality show.
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    Two-A-Days

    Two-A-Days

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2007)
    The Hoover High School Buccaneers are ranked 2nd in the nation in football. Two-A-Days looks at the members of the team as they try to cope with academics, parents, girlfriends, the social scene and their drive to win a fourth state championship title. Each episode ends with a game. And at Hoover, every game is a big game. This show ended after the second season. Coach Propst was caught changing the grades of the players, using several ineligible players, and having numerous affairs.moreless
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    Rock the Cradle

    Rock the Cradle

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    MTV - Music Television
    Rock the Cradle is a new reality singing competition series that pits the children of famous singers against each other.
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    Made

    Made

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    MTV - Music Television
    On every new episode of Made, one willing candidate embarks on a mission to transform his or her life. Whether it's to become a varsity football player, a BMX biker, or a surfer, each teenager has a dream to break out of their shell and find out who they really are. Sometimes they make it, sometimes not, and sometimes they realize they had what they wanted all along. It's a brand new season of subjects, so tune in to see if their dreams get Made.moreless
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    Parental Control

    Parental Control

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    Parental Control is a dating show with a twist. Mom and Dad get to pick candidates to date their kid in order to replace their kid's current unacceptable love interest. The show begins with mom and dad both picking a candidate of their choice. Both get to plan and carry out a date with their pride and joy and then the kid gets to choose...go with mom's pick, dad's pick or stay with their current beau.moreless
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    Teen Mom

    Teen Mom

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2012)
    16 and Pregnant chronicled the journeys of seven pregnant teenagers as they and their families dealt with the pregnancy and birth. Teen Mom follows Maci, Farrah, Amber, and Catelynn as they deal with their new lives as a teen mom and overcome the struggles of their first year as a teen mom.moreless
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