MTV TRL

Remember MTV’s TRL? The live afternoon show ran from 1998 through 2008 and featured interviews with artists, music videos and more music-related action at a studio on Times Square.

If you miss the show, here’s some good news: MTV is bringing TRL back.

Chris McCarthy, the president of MTV, tells The New York Times that a new version of the program will debut in October. Moreover, MSU is building a new Times Square studio to be the show’s exclusive home.

“When you came into Times Square, you would say, ‘Let’s go to MTV,’” he told the publication. He’s hoping for that excitement to return.

“If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given,” he said. “It is the centerpiece.”

The program also took live requests and got viewers involved, all when social media was just in its infant stage. Now, TRL will get in on the social media lifestyle and feature special daily content for Instagram and Snapchat users.

“MTV at its best — whether it’s news, whether it’s a show, whether it’s a docu-series — is about amplifying young people’s voices,” he said. “We put young people on the screen, and we let the world hear their voices.”

In other news, McCarthy tells the newspaper that MTV is replacing the "Moon Man" Video Music Award statue with a gender-neutral "Moon Person."

“Why should it be a man?” Mr. McCarthy said to the Times. “It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist.”