Get your pink, crystal-studded Razr phone out and text a friend: TRL is coming back.
The show originally ran from 1998 to 2008, and it was an MTV masterpiece. As well showcasing the 10 most requested music videos of the day, TRL featured a plethora of celebrity guest stars and aired from the network’s studio in Times Square. So news that TRL is coming back to MTV is a major cause for celebration.
According to Adweek, the show will be returning in June, rebranded as MTV Live (or at least that’s the tentative title). The resurrection is the brainchild of MTV’s newest president, Chris McCarthy, who told Adweek, “That ability to be live, in culture — not responding to it but driving it — is where we belong.” His passion for the magic of TRL is something ’90s kids will be able to relate to, especially if it means seeing all of our favorite stars on MTV on a daily basis, live from Manhattan.
Apparently, MTV’s Times Square studio space has also been renovated, so it is now double the size and could broadcast as much as “three or four hours live from the studio each day.”
As an MTV alum, this gives me all the feels. I’ll be watching!