‘TRL’ Not Canceled, MTV to Add Late-Night, Early-Morning Editions



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MTV’s “Total Request Live” reboot has not been canceled, and will in fact expand to three times a day, TheWrap has confirmed.
“TRL” was the subject of a TMZ report on Wednesday saying the rebooted music and live performance show had been canceled after less than six months on the air. However, a network spokesperson has now denied the report, saying the show will return in April as planned.
“‘TRL’ has been a huge success for us and we’re expanding the franchise with daily late night and morning shows this summer,” the network said.
MTV president Chris McCarthy expanded on the details of the new franchise in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, revealing that the network will have late-night and early-morning editions of “TRL” on the air alongside the flagship show “by summer.”
“We’ve always had the March hiatus planned,” McCarthy said. “We’re expanding to target different demographics and day parts. … All three [versions of ‘TRL’] will be airing by June. We have no plans of not having ‘TRL’ on our linear network; there won’t be a time when we don’t have it on. The show has been killing it for us.”
“Total Request A.M.” will air in the mornings, featuring “pure music play” without commercials, as well as live performances. No host or air date has been set.
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MTV is already airing “Total Request Late-Night” in the 11 p.m. timeslot twice a week, but that will be expanded to four nights later in the year. “Girl Code” alum Nessa currently hosts the show and will eventually be joined by a rotating slate of hosts.
The network’s reboot of “TRL” launched in October and was immediately hit with almost universally negative reviews, but McCarthy says the show is “thriving” and will shift its focus toward a younger target audience with shorter segments and sharable content.

Let @ADAMDEVINE and his friends give you their version of Beauty and the Beast at the #MTVAwards, airing right now! pic.twitter.com/OQy3OkbnMv— MTV (@MTV) May 8, 2017
Everybody seemed to have a hand in the “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired opening number for the awards. Host Adam Devine went full beast mode and swung from a chandelier, but he was joined by Hailee Steinfeld, Mike Coulter, Josh Gad and many more as the stage lit up in flames.

Emma Watson took home the first award of the night for her turn as Belle in “Beauty and the Beast,” but the moment was more about the symbolism behind the first non-gendered acting award. “I think I’m being given this award because of who Belle is and what she represents,” she said. “MTV’s move to create a genderless award for acting will mean something different to everyone.”

So, so proud of you @milliebbrown ???? | the 2017 #MTVAwards are airing right NOW ???? pic.twitter.com/pnRpzKwcQk— MTV (@MTV) May 8, 2017
It’s no surprise that Millie Bobby Brown won the “Best Actor” TV award for her portrayal of Eleven in Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” but then she took to the stage in tears and thanked the Duffer Brothers for writing “a badass female iconic character that I’ve got the honor to play.”

What happens when Get Out’s Sunken Place becomes the Upside Down from Stranger Things? @ADAMDEVINE finds out at the #MTVAwards right now pic.twitter.com/w4NFZ0q1EY— MTV (@MTV) May 8, 2017
Devine found out two things during the awards: that the Sunken Place from “Get Out” is real, and that underneath that darkness is the Upside Down from “Stranger Things.”

Noah Cyrus proved something during her performance of “Stay Together”– not that she’s a great performer or singer. Instead, she proved we are incredibly old because we remember when she was a small child as Miley’s baby sister. Life is fleeting.

Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen of course took home the award for “Best Duo” for their dynamic chemistry in “Logan,” but Keen upstaged her more famous co-star (as she did in the film). She berated Jackman, stealing the microphone and our hearts.

Vin Diesel brought three members of his “family” on stage to accept the “Generation Award.” The honor is usually reserved for individuals, but it was given to the “Fast & Furious” franchise this time, allowing Diesel a (Rock-less) moment to honor his departed friend, Paul Walker.

It was the meeting of two Netflix juggernauts. The cast of “13 Reasons Why” presented the first ever “Best Show Award” to sister show “Stranger Things.” Before accepting the award, the two casts hugged it out and our hearts melted a bit.

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Millie Bobby Brown and Dafne Keen stole our hearts, and Adam Devine set the stage on fire

Everybody seemed to have a hand in the “Beauty and the Beast”-inspired opening number for the awards. Host Adam Devine went full beast mode and swung from a chandelier, but he was joined by Hailee Steinfeld, Mike Coulter, Josh Gad and many more as the stage lit up in flames.

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