Back in the 80’s, Music Television aka #MTV became an integral part of pop culture. It’s original purpose was to constantly stream music videos since they had been popularized by the network, however, different shows like Total Request Live (#TRL), Beavis & Butthead, Laguna Beach and countless others quickly became synonymous with the MTV brand.
It’s parent company, Viacom, has been rebuilding BET since its acquisition last year and it looks like MTV is next! In a statement, they have announced that what was formally VH1 Classic has now been rebranded into MTV Classic which means a lot of our favorite shows are returning!! Since MTV is celebrating its 35th birthday on August 1st, it has been set as the official launch date.
In a statement, Sean Atkins, president of MTV said, “From Beavis & Butt-head to Laguna Beach, MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance. MTV Classic gives audiences a modern and artful home for classic MTV programming and — alongside MTV, MTV2, MTV Live and mtvU — rounds out a diverse portfolio with music and youth culture at its core.”
I wonder if they will bring back Carson Daly for TRL. No one could replace him!
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