There were earlier reports on Wednesday (March 14) that MTV’s Total Request Live was being canceled. Newer reports show that is far from the truth.
Billboard reports that MTV president Chris McCarthy says Total Request Live will spawn two more programs: one in the morning and one at night.
McCarthy says when afternoon show returns on April 9, it will be targeted toward the 12-24 age group where it’s seen the most success. Meanwhile, the half hour late night show, Total Request Late — which has been running twice a week at 11 p.m. since February — will expand to four nights a week over the months leading to summer, specifically targeting the 18-34 demographic. And the new morning show, which is currently using the working title Total Request A.M., will be more broad-reaching for music fans of all ages with what McCarthy describes as “a pure one-hour music block that’ll be almost a visualization of your playlist, as well as performances and interviews.”
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