MTV Is Bringing Back TRL And We Love It

Calling all 90s babies!

Have you found yourself saying, “Man, MTV just isn’t the same anymore.” Or something along the lines of, “I wish music videos were still on TV”? Well if you have we’ve got some news for you!

Our favorite and original channel for all things music is bringing back it’s iconic Total Request Live, and we are totally here for it.

Total Request Live, or TRL as many of us called it, was a staple of MTV from 1998-2008. Filmed in the MTV studios in the heart of Times Square, TRL was a one-stop shop for all things music and pop culture related. It’s also worth noting that not only did the show give us ALLLL the hottest music videos of the moment, but it also introduced us to some now familiar faces in the form of hosts: Carson Daly, La La Anthony, Quddus, and Vanessa Minnillo.

MTV’s TRL is set to return to us, Monday, October 2.

The historic show will air live from a revamped Times Square studio we’re all sure to love. MTV hopes to return to it’s glory of being a prime destination for youth culture.

“If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” Chris McCarthy stated in an interview with The New York Times.

Most noteworthy, the studio is said to be an 8,700-square-foot multi-functional space that will allow for a much bigger audience and more elaborate sets aka it’s going to be extra lit. In addition to the new studio, digital extensions in the form of platform specific, premium content via YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and are to be expected also.

“MTV’s reinvention is coming by harnessing it’s heritage,” added McCarthy, “We’d be crazy not to reinvent that.”

The program will run daily for an hour and will be rotating five different hosts – Lawrence Jackson, Tamara Dhia, Erik Zachary, Amy Pham, and D.C. Young Fly.

So, what do you think about the return of MTV’s TRL?

Is it going to be dope? Or a lame reincarnation of the original? Leave us a comment below.


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