Downtown was an animated series on MTV on urban life, based on interviews with real people. The show follows a diverse and multiracial cast who live in New York City, and presents their everyday lives through quirky, humorous, and imaginative perspectives from the characters. It was created by Chris Prynoski, a former animator on Beavis and Butt-Head and produced by David McGrath. In 2000, Downtown was nominated for an Emmy in the category of outstanding animated program.
Downtown faced a similar fate as MTV's other cartoons - it only lasted one season (13 episodes). While there is little hope for another season, there has been an outcry for a DVD release of the series since the show is currently not being broadcast. The use of an original score rather than licensed music would make such a DVD release easier. Series creator Chris Prynoski has sublimated the lack of an official DVD release by way of offering a promotional DVD via his blog which includes all episodes of the series in DVD quality.