As it stands, MTV is not at a loss for programming.
But despite being jam-packed with popular reality shows like “Ex On the Beach,” “Are You The One?,” and of course, every iteration of “Teen Mom,” the network never shies away from bringing back some of its much-loved classics.
First, MTV rebooted “Total Request Live,” once well-known for being the hub of all things music in the early 2000s. Then MTV reunited the cast of “Jersey Shore,” a show that basically defined an era.
Because the great minds at MTV have always been responsible for some classic shows, there is also no shortage of series that we’d like to see brought back. We’re hoping these seven shows make the cut next time MTV decides which gems to bring back from the dead.
Does the idea of a potential partner or blind date going through your most private possessions sound like a nightmare? Well, for six years that nightmare came true thanks to “Room Raiders.”
On the show, contestants would watch from vans as another person rifled through their beds, drawers, and closets, sometimes with the help of a blacklight. The footage often varied from intrusive and weird to downright gross.
What it lacked in basic manners (hello, who does this in real life?), it made up for in corny self-awareness. It’s vapid to judge someone simply by bursting into their room and making assumptions, but it also didn’t take itself too seriously for it to be a problem. Not to mention, Zac Efron even made an appearance.
“Next” was peak MTV: it was obviously scripted, bizarrely produced, and hilariously entertaining.
From 2005 to 2008, contestants would ride on a giant bus emblazoned with the word “next” on it, only getting off to date an attractive suitor. For every minute they lasted on themed dates, they’d earn money. In the end they’d need to make a choice: another date or take the money and run.
A show as shallow as “Next,” in which contestants could immediately be rejected based on looks alone, wouldn’t really fly today, but with some sharpening and adjusting it could work. If anything, it could be just as hilarious and inspire even more cringe-worthy quotes.
If “The Hills” was dramatic and “Next” was hilarious, “Made” was MTV’s most heartwarming contribution to entertainment.
On the series, subjects would work with experts and leaders to take on tasks that they dreamed of. Sometimes it was as simple as making the cheerleading squad, but others it could involving matters as serious as maintaining financial stability or taking on entirely different lifestyle choices.
It’s always great to see people accomplish their goals and working towards making their dreams a reality. Though “Made hasn’t been gone that long (it hasn’t aired since 2014), it’s highly missed because it was a hopeful, positive rarity on the otherwise silly or melodramatic network.
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