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Lil Uzi Vert, Noah Cyrus, Demi Lovato Set For "TRL"s First Week
Next Monday, Oct. 2, will mark the long-awaited return of MTV's daily music video countdown program "Total Request Live," and the network is reporting that the show has an exciting lineup of guests planned for its first week back.
"TRL" has been on hiatus since 2008, so MTV has brought out the big guns for the inaugural week of the show's reboot. Already announced as guests are Ed Sheeran and Migos for the first episode on Oct. 2, with Noah Cyrus, Playboi Carti, Demi Lovato, and Lil Uzi Vert all stopping by on Wednesday, Oct. 4.
The original version of "TRL" was so popular because it gave young people a vote on which of their favorite music videos might get to rule the airwaves for days, weeks, or even months at a time. Speaking on the return of the program, network President Chris McCarthy has said, "MTV at its best … is about amplifying young people's voices."
Clearly, MTV has high hopes the rebirth of "Total Request Live" will signal the network's return to the roots of what originally made it a musical powerhouse and cross-cultural launch pad.