Migos Confirmed as First Guest on MTV’s ‘TRL’ Reboot

It’s back! MTV’s hit show TRL (Total Request Live) will be returning to small screens and our hearts October 2nd – and MTV is bringing the nostalgic television show up-to-date with the help of a few special guests.

According to Variety, it has been confirmed that the hip-hop trio Migos will be the first guests on the reboot, alongside British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran. Set to air live from MTV’s Time Square studio, the TRL reboot will be hosted by internet sensation D.C. Young Fly alongside the show’s “squad,” including The Party Is Over actress Tamara Dhia, DJ and actress Amy Pham, Chicago-based radio host Eric Zachary, entertainment journalist Lawrence Jackson, YouTube personality Liza Koshy, The Dolan Twins, and more.

MTV is making an effort to capture a younger audience as they reboot the popular series. According to a press release, the show will “will integrate linear, social and digital elements and bring teen passion points to life, while continuing to incorporate audience requests.”

As Variety reports, clips from the main show will be immediately distributed to social media, supplemented by original digital segments, short-form social videos, and blog posts – there will also be an official TRL show on the popular app Musical.ly set to air on Mondays and Thursdays.

Back in July 2017, when announcing the revival of TRL, network president Chris McCarthy questioned in a statement per Variety, “Who’s not going to support a platform that’s covering all of the buckets of social media and cable to allow your artist to go on, play a video, perform a song and to talk about their new music that just got released? How do you say no to that? We’re going to give it a shot, a big shot.”

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TRL initially ran from 1998 to 2008 and was the host of several iconic hip-hop moments, such as Diddy running on a treadmill for an entire episode, Outkast performed their 2003 hit “Hey Ya,” Destiny’s Child emotional goodbye, Nas premiering his controversial video for “Hate Me Now,” Jay Z and Beyoncé performing “03 Bonnie & Clyde,” and let’s not forget the photos from the famous TRL photo booth that will make any millennial teary-eyed.

TRL will air live weekdays at 3:30 p.m. ET on MTV.

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