Nostalgia for the 1990s will have a new cable television home beginning Aug. 1 when VH1 Classic becomes MTV Classic. The rebranded network will return to air several well-remember MTV original programs of that decade and the early 2000’s, including Daria, Beavis & Butt-head, Aeon Flux, Run’s House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass,Punk’d, Wonder Showzen, and Clone High.
The Aug. 1 launch date is timed to coincide with MTV’s 36th anniversary. MTV programming will begin at 6 a.m. with MTV Hour One, a rebroadcast of MTV’s very first hour of television in 1981. MTV Hour One will re-air at noon, followed by The TRL Decade, a look back at the MTV’s Total Request Live. The TRL Decade will lead into an MTV Unplugged marathon, featuring performances by Bob Dylan, Alice in Chains, Erykah Badu, Oasis, Neil Young, Nirvana and more.
MTV Classic’s primetime block will largely consist of 90s animated series like Daria,Beavis and Butthead, and Aeon Flux. The late night hours, 10 p.m. – 1 p.m., will feature “from the vault episodes” of series like Run’s House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass, Punk’d, Wonder Showzen, and Clone High.
MTV Classic’s Friday programming will be dedicated to music series like MTV Unpluggedand Storytellers, as well as live performances. The weekends will be more focused on reality TV reruns, showing Laguna Beach, The Real World, Road Rules, and other popular MTV reality series.
In addition, MTV Classic will also feature movies, concerts, and music videos that “speak to the past three decades of music.”
“From Beavis & Butt-head to Laguna Beach, MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” MTV president Sean Atkins said. “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.”
Via The Hollywood Reporter
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