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Should MTV Just Change Its Name Already?


On Tuesday, MTV execs announced that they are renewing some shows, like Teen Cribs and Is She Really Going Out With Him?, and picking up a bunch of new series as well, like "the Ashton Kutcher-produced American Idiots, the scripted comedy Hard Times and an untitled comedy/variety project starring Rob Hoffman."

Perhaps I'm dating myself here, but I recall when MTV, or "Music Television," was a network devoted to a lot of music-related things. Doing a word search for "music" in this article about MTV's next season brought up exactly one result, when the word is used to describe one of the reality show members as a "hip music executive."

Everyone knows MTV has lacked actual music for a long time now. Should the network just change the name already?

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christeina christeina 4 years
HEY MTV!! When you don't have music in your lineup, you shouldn't be able to have music in your name. Cut the crap and either change the name or start playing the music we all love!!
planetkate planetkate 6 years
@billyart101, totally agreed. On my 1st trip to New York at 15, all I wanted was a chance to go up to the TRL studio! It wasn't too long after that everything started to change...Those were the days!
planetkate planetkate 6 years
@billyart101, totally agreed. On my 1st trip to New York at 15, all I wanted was a chance to go up to the TRL studio! It wasn't too long after that everything started to change... Those were the days!
millarci millarci 6 years
I think that name MTV (despite what it originally stood for) is too iconic to change it now.
billyart101 billyart101 6 years
I hate MTV and VH1 now. Maybe it's because i'm an adult with braincells? When I was a teen MTV was the home of TRL and Christina, Justin, Britney, Destiny's Child...the whole teen pop MUSIC phenomenon. It's like we were the last group of middle-highschoolers who really cared about music and supporting it?it's funny that the disney channel has more music and music stars nowadays, and is way more popular with kids and tweens.
billyart101 billyart101 6 years
I hate MTV and VH1 now. Maybe it's because i'm an adult with braincells? When I was a teen MTV was the home of TRL and Christina, Justin, Britney, Destiny's Child...the whole teen pop MUSIC phenomenon. It's like we were the last group of middle-highschoolers who really cared about music and supporting it? it's funny that the disney channel has more music and music stars nowadays, and is way more popular with kids and tweens.
Allyace Allyace 6 years
The network should just give the name to someone else. MTV used to be great...
PinkNC PinkNC 6 years
I don't really watch MTV like back in the old days. But yes, it's just not music anymore. They should not call the network what it clearly is not anymore.
buzzlightgirl buzzlightgirl 6 years
MTV is iconic, and they shouldn't change their name. But, they need to actually air something called MUSIC!!
kiwitwist kiwitwist 6 years
I agree with everyone, change their name or return to their roots!
dnye dnye 6 years
I was actually watching MTV earlier today and thinking how they don't really show music ever on there. I think they show music videos from like 1-6 am and then nothing the rest of the day. They have a bunch of stupid shows now I wish they'd go back to the music.
genesisrocks genesisrocks 6 years
They should change their name as well as TLC and Discovery
Papaver Papaver 6 years
...I want my OLD MTV.... :(
Papaver Papaver 6 years
...I want my OLD MTV.... :(
ilanac13 ilanac13 6 years
i think that the name of the network is more for recognition at this point and less for content. i don't think that we all care what the name is since we know what we're going to get when we tune in.
boredgourdless boredgourdless 6 years
We actually get music on MTV-Europe. It's nice! I remember when MTV2 came out, and everyone was stoked that there would finally be an MTV with actual music! That lasted for what, two seconds before it became dedicated to reruns?
bsglrok132 bsglrok132 6 years
Yes, MTV has died. I sooo miss the good days of actually seeing music videos on TV. I haven't seen a video for like 90% of the songs I hear on the radio these days.
Chouette4u Chouette4u 6 years
I think they should but they obviously won't.
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