The broadcaster has commissioned The Heights, a docu-drama set in the Washington Heights area of New York City. In a statement, MTV billed the show's cast members - including a professional baseball player, a hip-hop musician and a spoken-word performer - as "a group of best friends living, working and playing in the gritty, diverse New York neighborhood of Washington Heights".
The show follows in the veins of MTV's reality programming such as Laguna Beach, The Hills and Jersey Shore, which was recently renewed for a sixth season.
Half-hour panel show Epic Fail will take a look at embarrassing moments sent in by viewers, ranging from social media status updates to full-blown re-enactments of awkward tales, while a game show with the working title Totally Clueless promises players cash for figuring out that they have been set up. Participants will be lured into a series of increasingly uncomfortable situations, with more money on offer the earlier they guess.
A half-hour format called This Is How I Made It, featuring celebrities sharing the secrets of their success, has also been ordered.
Premiere dates for each of the new shows will be announced soon.