Beavis And Butt-Head, Daria, And Jackass Are Coming Back To MTV
But there's a twist.
BY Lucy Morris | Jul 30, 2016 | Film & TV
In one fell swoop, MTV just made us feel extremely nostalgic and ridiculously old.
The Viacom-owned network has announced it's rebranding VH1 Classic as MTV Classic to show all your favourite '90s and early '00s shows again—like Daria, Beavis & Butt-Head, Jackass and more.
The new channel will launch on August 1 - exactly 35 years to the day since MTV first debuted in 1981.
The opening event will include a marathon of music show Total Request Live, called The TRL Decade, featuring performances from Kurt Cobain, Bob Dylan, Alice In Chains, Erykah Badu, Oasis, Neil Young and others.
The first week's schedule includes yesterday's favourites like Run's House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass and Punk'd. Meanwhile, Fridays will feature the iconic live music series MTV Unplugged, peppered with live performances from the archives.
Sadly for international fans, there's a catch—at the moment, only US cable viewers can access this channel. Bummer...
Scant consolation though it may be, overseas MTV lovers can at least log onto Facebook to see a live broadcast of the first hour, which is a special programme documenting the history of the channel.
"From Beavis and Butt-Head to Laguna Beach, MTV's programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance," network president Sean Atkins said.
From: Esquire US