Everything old is new again — including “TRL.”
The music accumulation show, which ran for some-more than 2,200 episodes from 1998 to 2008, will return to the airwaves in October, MTV boss Chris McCarthy told the New York Times Sunday.
“Total Request Live” was hosted by Carson Daly until 2003, then transposed by a revolution of VJs, including Damien Fahey, Hilarie Burton, Vanessa Minnillo, Quddus, La La Vasquez and Susie Castillo.
The show finished on Nov. 13, 2008 with Seth Green and The All-American Rejects, followed by a three-hour special 3 days after with Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Nelly, Beyoncé, 50 Cent, Fall Out Boy, Backstreet Boys, Justin Timberlake, Kid Rock, JC Chasez, Christina Aguilera, Travis Barker, Taylor Swift, Hilary Duff, Eminem and Korn’s Jonathan Davis.
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A one-day reconstruction in Jul 2014 featured Sway and Ariana Grande.
The 2017 version, however, won’t underline Daly, but rather 5 co-hosts, including rapper and comedian DC Young Fly and Chicago radio horde Erik Zachary, McCarthy told the Times.
MTV is also building a set confronting Times Square — where the strange show aired.
“If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” McCarthy said. “It is the centerpiece.”
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The show will run for an hour, nonetheless could eventually enhance into two- or three-hour episodes, he said.
The network is also building special daily social media content.
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