MTV’s TRL set to make a return in October


MTV’s Total Request Live is making a comeback! According to MTV president Chris McCarthy, TRL will be revived this October.

The music video countdown show, which was once a prime staple for the network, ran from 1998 to 2008. Along with music videos, TRL featured appearances by musicians, actors and other celebrities to promote their latest works. It will once again be broadcast live (of course) from Times Square.

Original host Carson Daly, who left in 2003, will not return for the revival. Instead, the show will feature five new hosts in rotation, including rapper/comedian DC Young Fly and radio host Erik Zachary.


‘Fast and Furious’ cast honored with MTV Generation Award


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The Fast and the Furious franchise was honored with the Generation Award on Sunday night at the 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards.


          The cast of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise accepts the MTV Generation Award.           |Photo via Getty Images|

Cast members Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson and Jordana Brewster accepted the award from Gal Gadot — who costarred in the fourth, fifth and sixth installments — on behalf of the entire cast and crew from all eight films.

Vin Diesel gave a speech thanking Universal, directors of the films and the fans who have made the series such a success.

He also paid tribute to their late co-star, friend and brother Paul Walker. The two had won Best Duo at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards.

“I could never stand on this stage and talk about Fast and Furious without giving love to my brother Pablo — our brother Pablo — we hope you’re proud,” said Diesel, raising the trophy upward.


Vin Diesel and Paul Walker accepting the award for Best Duo at the 2002 MTV Movie Awards. |Photo via Getty Images|

The latest Fast and Furious film, The Fate of the Furious, has made a total of $1.15 billion worldwide since its release on April 14. Two more sequels are respectively scheduled to be released on April 19, 2019 and April 2, 2021.