MTV’s Total Request Live is an afternoon show from 1998 to 2008 where hosts count down the 10 most popular music videos in the country with a live broadcast from MTV’s studio in Times Square with a live audience, A-list guests from the entertainment industry visit the show for interviews and performances. Janet Jackson, Snoop Dogg, Fall Out Boy, Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Will Smith.
The Total Request Live show went off the air in 2008, recently in an interview with the New York Times was the Station president “Chris McCarthy” proclaimed they are working hard on reviving TRL, returning to its famous studio in Times Square.
“MTV at its best — whether it’s news, whether it’s a show, whether it’s a docu-series — is about amplifying young people’s voices,” McCarthy tells the New York Times. We put young people on the screen, and we let the world hear their voices. We shouldn’t be writing 6,000-word articles on telling people how to feel.”
Mr. McCarthy also stated that the ‘RTL’ show will be held in a massive studio facing Times Square an currently under construction but would return in October.
“Who’s not going to support a platform that’s covering all of the buckets of social media and cable to allow your artist to go on, play a video, perform a song and to talk about their new music that just got released?” he asked. “How do you say no to that? We’re going to give it a shot, a big shot.”