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    Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

    Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

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    This MTV original is set in "The Fantasy Factory," a 25,000 square foot warehouse in downtown Los Angeles where the professional skateboarder-turned-reality TV star Rob Dyrdek and his friends bring dreams to life.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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    Run's House

    Run's House

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    Run's House is about former Run-DMC member turned reverend, Rev Run. Living in his mansion with his lovely wife Justine, his two daughters Vanessa and Angela, then there are his three sons JoJo, Diggy, and Russy. Going through all the fun and hard times a family goes through. This is not your average house. It's Run's House.moreless
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    MTV Unplugged

    MTV Unplugged

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    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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    Faking It

    Faking It

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    When Karma and Amy accidentally get outed as lesbians by Amy's new step-sister, they become the most popular girls in school over-night. Determined to keep their popularity, they decide to keep faking it. 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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    Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave

    Til Death Do Us Part: Carmen + Dave

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2004)
    The show documents the lives of Carmen Electra and Dave Navarro during the months leading up to their wedding and culminating with the wedding ceremony. MTV's cameras captured Carmen and Dave as they juggled their professional lives, while planning the most important day of their life. Viewers will witness the couple preparing for their anything-but-traditional and extraordinarily sexy wedding. Key events include: Carmen choosing the guest list of rock royalty, picking out the flowers, deciding on the guest performance, the writing of the vows, and last but not least, the bachelor and bachelorette parties. Seven episodes aired.moreless
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    America's Best Dance Crew

    America's Best Dance Crew

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    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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    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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    Human Giant

    Human Giant

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    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.moreless
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    Next

    Next

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    MTV puts a new twist on the dating show. Each person is set up with five potential dates. If things aren’t going well, just say “NEXT!” to move on to the next prospect. Now there is some incentive for the potential dates to be on their best behavior too. Each date gets cash for every minute they last and if they make it to the end of the designated date time period they can either choose to go on a second date, or take the money and run! Next!moreless
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    Bully Beatdown

    Bully Beatdown

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    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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    Making the Band 4

    Making the Band 4

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 2009)
    In Season 1, 26 talented boys vie for a spot on Diddy's all-male. In Season 2, the boys from Day 26 are joined by Season 1 cast member Donnie Klang, as well as Danity Kane, to record their albums. In Season 3, the three artists return to head on a head-lining tour. In the second part of Season 3, Danity Kane deals with the departure of Aubrey and D. Woods, Day26 starts work on the second album and Donnie's future at Bad Boy is determined. Broadcast History: The series originally premiered Mondays at 10:00pm (ET). The second half of Season 3 premiered Thursdays at 9:00pm (ET).moreless
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    MTV Movie Awards

    MTV Movie Awards

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    Summer starts off with a blast with Premiering in 1992, the MTV Movie Awards is known for its unorthodox categories like Best Kiss, film spoofs, and fan voting. Always chock full of celebrities and top musical acts, the MTV Movie Awards honor the so-called popcorn movies that do not necessarily fare well with the critics, but are hugely successful with young audiences.moreless
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    Aeon Flux

    Aeon Flux

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    MTV - Music Television (ended 1995)
    The following is heard during the theme of the show: Trevor: The dream to awaken our world. Aeon: You're out of control. Trevor: I take control. Whose side are you on? Aeon: I take no sides. Trevor: You're skating the edge. Aeon: I am the edge. Trevor: What you truly want, I can give. Aeon: You can't give it, can't even buy it, and you just don't get it. From Peter Chung ("Alexander") brings you a whole new ride, that is Non-Japanimation (a.k.a. Anime) for once, that breaks all the rules in all of American cartoons. "Aeon Flux" first started out as several shorts on MTV's Liquid Television, then spun off into it's own show, under the same name. Just add power, corruption, guns, sex, death, and you'll get a whole new step in animation. Notes: · The episode names are hard to pronounce, as well as the characters on the show. They did not include all the guest stars (just labeled as "Additional voices") so if you know any thing please let us know. · All episodes were released on tape, and the first volume (labeled as "Aeon Flux") was released on DVD back in 1997. Sony Music group who had rights to both the VHS Box Sets and the single DVD, no longer hold rights to the series, therefore it is labeled as "Out of Print." The Original DVD is selling from $40 - $60.00, if you're lucky on eBay. · IMDB reported that a "2nd Season" for Aeon Flux were discussed at MTV, but as of 2003 it hasn't been fulfilled.moreless
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    Catfish

    Catfish

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    Based on the popular documentary of the same name that was released in 2010, this reality show on MTV will focus on social networks users who purposely misidentify themselves and what happens as a result.moreless
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    The City

    The City

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    In this MTV spin-off of The Hills Whitney Port is saying goodbye to Los Angeles and following her heart to Manhattan where both her dream job - and her dream man - awaits. Between a promising new job at fashion powerhouse Diane von Furstenberg, an exciting new romance with rock musician Jay Lyon, and a brand new circle of friends, Whitney is surely in for some fresh drama, surprise, and maybe even heartbreak. And how she handles it may just determine whether she can survive in one of the most image-conscious cities in the world. Theme song: Top of the World by The Pussycat Dolls Gimme them bright lights, long nights Party till the sun is rising High rise, overtime Working 'till the moon is shining Hot guys, fly girls Never gonna say it I feel on top of the world, I feel on top of the world, Hey!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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    Teen Cribs

    Teen Cribs

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    Teen Cribs is the spin-off of MTV's popular show Cribs. This time, instead of focusing on houses belonging to big-time movie stars, musicians and athletes, regular teenagers are profiled alongside their one-of-a-kind dwellings. These aren't your ordinary McMansions, either. We are talking about prime real estate here! What makes the houses unique, besides how incredibly extravagant they are, is the fact that they are put together by the parents to keep their children safe, happy, and at home. These are places with indoor nightclubs, indoor basketball courts, golf courses, movie theaters, plus secret passageways and hidden rooms! Basically everything and anything that kids daydream about for their own dream houses is featured on the show. On Teen Cribs you'll meet the lucky teens who call these places home, as well as their best friends who find it difficult to return to their own houses. Teen Cribs began in January of 2009 and has had two seasons. Details for upcoming seasons have not been released.moreless
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    The X Effect

    The X Effect

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    Both halves of an ex-couple and their current boyfriend / girlfriend are invited to a resort. Both couples are led to believe it will be a romantic weekend getaway, but upon arrival they realize only the exes are staying. The new partners are sent "home." But by "home" we mean a secret location where they spy on the exes every move. In the end, the exes have to decide if they want to go back to their ex or be with their new boyfriend or girlfriend.moreless
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