TRL (1998)

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Overview

Total Request Live was a television series on MTV that featured popular music videos. TRL was MTV's prime outlet for music videos as the network continued to concentrate on reality-based programming. In addition to music videos, TRL featured daily guests. The show was a popular promotion tool used by musicians, actors, and other celebrities to promote their newest works to the show's target teen demographic.

TRL played the top ten most requested videos of the day, as requested by viewers who voted online for their favorite video. The countdown started with the tenth most requested video and ended with the most requested. As of October 22, 2007, TRL's countdown was based on votes, charts, ringtones, download, radio airplay, and streams, meaning that the most user requested video might not have been the number 1 video. The show generally aired Monday through Thursday for one hour, though the scheduling and length of the show fluctuated over the years. Despite the word "Live" in the title of the show, many episodes were actually pre-recorded.

It was announced on September 15, 2008 that TRL would be shut down and replaced with FNMTV. The special three-hour finale aired on November 16, 2008, at 8 p.m.

Series Cast

  1. Damien Fahey

    Damien Fahey

    464 Episodes

  2. Carson Daly

    Carson Daly

    464 Episodes

  3. Gideon Yago

    464 Episodes

  4. Nick Zano

    Nick Zano

    464 Episodes

  5. Kurt Loder

    Kurt Loder

    464 Episodes

  6. Quddus

    464 Episodes

  7. Susie Castillo

    Susie Castillo

    464 Episodes

  8. Su-chin Pak

    Su-chin Pak

    3 Episodes

  9. Ashlee Simpson

    Ashlee Simpson

    2 Episodes

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Last Season

TRL

Season 20

2017 | 6 Episodes

Season 20 of TRL premiered on October 2, 2017.

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Status Ended

Network

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

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