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MTV launching Classic channel focussing on 90’s nostalgic classics

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MUMBAI: MTV is all geared up to bring its hit TV shows like Laguna Beach, Daria, Jackass, Cribs, Beavis & Butt-head, etc as part of its rebranding of VH1 Classic. The channel, renamed MTV Classic, will air favorite ‘90s and early 2000s shows starting from 1 August.

MTV plans to offer up something special for the first hour of the revamped channel. The initial debut will replicate exactly the first hour of programming in MTV's history. Fans will also be able to watch it via Facebook Live.

Following the special one hour premier, MTV Classic will air a total request live retrospective called The TRL Decade.

"From Beavis & Butt-head to Laguna Beach, MTV's programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance," said MTV president Sean Atkins in a statement as reported by a website.

The fun begins with a marathon containing the most memorable MTV: Unplugged episodes that feature legendary performances by Kurt Cobain, Bob Dylan, Alice In Chains, Erykah Badu, Oasis, Neil Young, etc.

The cult-classic animated shows Beavis & Butt-head and Aeon Flux will lead the charge that first night but during the week MTV plans to feature from the vault programming blocks that include Run's House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass, Punk'd, Wonder Showzen, Clone High, etc. These will mostly be airing Monday through Thursday from 10 pm to 1:00 am.

On Fridays, MTV Classic will feature a classic music series such as MTV Unplugged, Storytellers, and other live music performances.

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