Can't we all just skateboard in peace? In the MTV series, Ryan Sheckler tried to balance the demands of his growing celebrity and skateboard career under the management of his mother. Another plot twist came when his parents decided to divorce.
While Kristin Cavallari, Lauren Conrad and the cast of Laguna Beach will always hold a special place in MTV viewers' hearts, respect has to be given to the high school students featured in Newport Harbor. Cameras moved up the coast to the town of Newport Beach where Clay Adler, Chrissy Schwartz and other affluent kids shared their lives with America.
After the success of Newlyweds with Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey, Ashlee Simpson decided to dive into reality TV and document her journey into the music industry with her debut album, Autobiography. On a Monday in 2004, we were waiting. Tuesday, we were fading. And by Wednesday, we just wanted a new episode.
For six seasons, a resourceful team of experts introduced viewers to the world of car customizing by transforming ugly vehicles into impressive new rides. Occasionally, if the participant's car was deemed unfixable, the crew gave the person a new car—tricked out, of course.
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and his then-wife, former Miss USA Shanna Moakler, decided to open up their over-the-top lives for MTV between 2005 and 2006. While the couple ultimately divorced, fans got to know a completely different side of a rock star and beauty queen.
Before saying "I do," Baywatch alum Carmen Electra and rock star Dave Navarro gave viewers a glimpse into their wedding planning in the MTV series. From an epic bachelor and bachelorette party to a fairytale wedding, it was hard not to fall in love with these two.
Hilary Duff's "Sweet Sixteen" became the theme song for this must-see reality show that included lavish gifts, surprise performances and must-see meltdowns. For these special birthdays, everyone was invited to the party thanks to MTV.
After filming The Simple Life with Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton had some fun with MTV when she went on a search for her new BFF. International spin-offs followed proving more than a few viewers found the show "hot."
After Legally Blonde became a fan-favorite thanks to Reese Witherspoon's unforgettable performance of Elle Woods, ten women from across the country decided to bend and snap and compete to become Elle in the Broadway production of Legally Blonde: The Musical.
In 2019, cameras rolled as the singer and actress returned to the spotlight and launched the Lohan Beach House in Mykonos, Greece. Despite plenty of cast drama and an iconic dance move, the show only lasted for one season.