If you are like me, you grew up during the start of MTV and fell in love with the all day music videos and late night crazy TV shows. Those days sadly faded away many years ago, leaving kids now a days thinking MTV is nothing but a channel hosting reality shows and garbage…far from what Music Television once was and should be.
That is all changing though! After years of falling success and ratings, MTV has decided to start airing their old content…original content…content that kids in the 80’s and 90’s loved watching and being a part of.
The channel will launch starting August 1st, which also happens to be the 35th anniversary of the original MTV. Not only are they bringing back some of our favorite shows, but they’ve also promised that 10 hours a day will be dedicated to playing music (you know, that thing that the M in MTV is supposed to stand for), running from 3:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The first hour of MTV Classic will even give us a flashback to the original first hour of MTV that aired in 1981, which will also be available online via Facebook Live. But that is only the beginning, they’re bringing all the nostalgia feels with a lineup that will make 90’s kids so totally stoked.
Beavis and Butthead
Before King of the Hill, Mike Judge gave us Beavis and Butt-head. MTV hasn’t aired an episode since 2011, so the return of the lovably crude metal heads is definitely worth getting excited about.
What 90s revival would be complete without the painfully relatable, pizza-loving misanthrope? The so-real-it-hurts look at the high school experience that was a spin-off of Beavis and Butt-head is also making a comeback.
Possibly the best thing MTV ever gave us was MTV Unplugged, which let us see the softer, acoustic side of many of our favorite musical acts. While it has been brought back a number of times over the years (most recently in 2014), there’s no doubt that its best years and performances were in the 90s, which MTV Classic will let us relive through reruns of the show.
And that’s just the beginning. MTV Classic will also be airing Aeon Flux (the animated show, not the awful movie) and Total Request Live, along with more early-2000s fare like Jackass, Cribs, Pimp My Ride, Clone High, Laguna Beach, and more. So if you want to spend what’s left of the summer reliving the glory years of your youth, you’ll have more than enough to keep you entertained. Check out MTV’s teaser for MTV Classic below.
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