It looks like MTV’s Total Request Live will be coming back this year.
MTV is bringing Total Request Live back. In a new interview with The New York Times, MTV president Chris McCarthy reveals that the channel’s once-iconic music video countdown show, which originally ran from 1998 to 2008, will be relaunching in October, and a new TRL studio facing Times Square is already under construction.
“If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” he says. “It is the centerpiece.” The new TRL will run an hour a day at first, potentially building to two to three hours a day as the show develops. Five co-hosts, including rapper and comedian DC Young Fly and Chicago radio host Erik Zachary, will be taking over for Carson Daly.
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