For those that over the age of 30 or anyone that has collected DVDs and Blu-rays from the ’90s, you will be happy to know that TV is actually doing something for you. Coming very soon, MTV is going to transform one of its networks to deliver hit shows from the ’90s and early 2000s so you can enjoy them in all their glory. MTV Classic is preparing to bring you old episodes of Beavis & Butt-Head, Daria, Unplugged, TRL, and more.
You don’t have to wait much longer as on August 1, MTV is taking VH1 Classic and turning it into “MTV Classic.” The music network giant owns VH1, as well, and has realized that it needs to try and bring back an audience it has likely lost a lot of in the last decade or so.
According to Variety, MTV is planning on trying to digitize their material from the last 35 years and really capitalize on the nostalgia craze that is currently overtaking society. Bringing back these shows will allow longtime fans to relive their youth while also introducing the big-time hits to younger audiences.
While many of MTV’s biggest hit series were animated, there are other great live shows which will also be included on MTV Classic.
The hit series Unplugged will also have repeats shown, and fans will be able to see the iconic episodes including Nirvana, Aerosmith, Paul McCartney, and Eric Clapton. Some of the best performances ever heard were on this show, which included no electric instruments and made the stars go acoustic for their top hits.
There are other live shows that will make their returns on MTV Classic as well and they include the following.
- Total Request Live or TRL
- The Real World
- Laguna Beach
- Pimp My Ride
- Run’s House
On top of that, there will be old segments from the history of MTV, and it all starts with the debut of the network which will be called “MTV Hour One.” That hour will be an exact replay/rerun of the exact first hour of TV programming that appeared on MTV many years ago.
By the way, the launch date of MTV Classic is not a coincidence, but it will be 35 years to the day that MTV debuted on TV back in 1981.
One of the main attractions that will draw old and new fans to the network will be the return of the old animated series that once made MTV seem new again. It’s not shocking that Beavis & Butt-head are going to be a focus, but so will other animated hits and spinoffs.
- Beavis & Butt-head
- Clone High
- Aeon Flux
At this point, all of the content for MTV Classic is not yet known but fans are already naming the things they hope show up. Maybe MTV will let everyone soon know if Singled Out, Celebrity Deathmatch, Liquid Television, and other great shows will be showing up as well. It would only make sense for those to be a staple as they helped keep the network’s popularity growing and alive.
Make way for what actually made MTV into music television.
MTV truly appears to have lost its way over the years and it is now so much more than just “Music Television.” Some would say that it is everything but music television, and that may be why MTV Classic is giving fans a lot of the shows that actually made the network watchable and enjoyable again. Old episodes of The Real World, Beavis & Butt-head, and Jackass are just a few of the reasons this network switch is going to be a huge success and maybe bigger than MTV itself.
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