Nothing was better than MTV in the 90s. MTV kick-started reality television (the Real World), mixed in special reports (MTV News with Kurt Loder) and brought music videos to epic new heights (Total Request Live). Here’s a look back at the best MTV shows of the 90s.
10. MTV News
The ultimate TV/Radio show hybrid… with hilariously bad advise.
8. Singled Out
Wildly successful dating show hosted by the beautiful Jenny McCarthy.
7. MTV Video Music & Movie Awards
MTV award shows embodied everything you could ever want from the 90s!
6. Road Rules/The Challenge
The Real Word’s sister show pioneered travel/adventure reality TV. RV life was pretty exciting!
One of MTV’s highest rated shows ever. Daria was funny, smart, and criminally underrated.
4. Celebrity Deahtmatch
This show had it all. Blood, comedy, and celebrities beating the living clay out of each other.
3. Beavis and Butthead
Incredibly immature and stupid, which made Beavis and Butthead so funny! An MTV classic, and one of the best cartoons from the 90s.
2. The Real World
Revolutionized MTV, transforming the music video channel into a drama-driven network.
1. Total Request Live (TRL)
The best MTV show of the 90s, TRL was the afternoon snack for an entire generation.