Ariana Grande on MTV’s TRL Special Comeback

By Rowell De Guia | 3 years ago
Ariana Grande on MTV’s TRL Special Comeback
Ariana Grande at the Tribeca Film Festival 2010.

“Total Request Live” (TRL) will be up for a countdown of your favorite Ariana Grande’s music videos on its return on MTV, but its comeback is sadly not for good. The network is bringing the fan-loved format back, featuring the songs of the 20-year-old singer on July 2, 2014 at 7:00 p.m on MTV.

According to The Hollywood Reporter (THR), MTV announced on June 18, 2014 that the most-watched “TRL” will be revived after being off the air in more than half a decade for a half an hour special, renaming it “Total Ariana Live,” to be aired only for one day. Following the U.S. telecast, however, Ariana’s fans can still watch the episode on-demand.

Ariana will be seen performing her chart-topping single, “Problem,” and her next to-watch-for single with Zedd, “Break Free,” before her fans. On the same episode, according to MTV, Ariana will play the game Hip Hop Mix Up as Ryan Seacrest reported.

Charlie Walk, executive vice president of Ariana’s home studio, Republic Records, said in THR that Ariana Grande is the only singer-performer who has the quality to turn on the green lights again in the legendary “TRL” studios at 1515 Broadway. He added that the transformation of “Total Ariana Live” proves her unique and incomparable star power matched with MTV’s great multimedia platform, preparing the music stage for the ultimate partnership that music fans worldwide are surely waiting for.

For Ariana, bringing a show back like “TRL” was a huge honor. She said in THR that she loved watching the show while growing up and that she was looking forward to celebrating this special event with her loved one in Times Square.

“Total Ariana Live,” like the original “TRL” that ran from 1998–2008 and was hosted by Carson Daly and Damien Fahey, will be broadcast from MTV’s Broadway Studio in New York City’s Times Square. This time, though, MTV News EP Sway Calloway will host the episode.

During “TRL’s” ten-year run on MTV, it has aired 2,247 episodes, showcasing the day’s top 10 most-requested music videos as well as featuring the top celebrities, actors, bands and musicians. “TRL” has been MTV’s main venue for the hit music videos before it reformatted and shifted its program to reality and other usual offerings.

There you have it for MTV’s “TRL” update. Check out Movie News Guide (MNG) regularly for more updates about your favorite TV shows and other entertainment news.

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