Bye Bye TRL! Total Request Live Ends
Total Request Live is ending their 10 year appearance on MTV. MTV’s Total Request Live will close the show Sunday, November 16 at 8pm ET.
Damien Fahey, the longtime host of TRL said:
“It’s the end of an era for a lot of fans. A lot grew up on ‘TRL’ and never thought they’d see the day where it ended. It was an American institution for kids. Seeing that go away and fade out is pretty shocking to them, I’m sure.” [via LATimes]
TRL was launched in 1998 and originally hosted by Carson Daly who officialy left the show in 2003 to host his own late-night show on NBC – “Last Call”. In 2003 since Daly stepped down, new sets of VJs have hosted TRL, including Damien Fahey, Vanessa Minnillo, Quddus, La La Vasquez, Susie Castillo, and Hilarie Burton.
As for the performances for the TRL 2 hour finale (from buzzworthy.mtv.com):
Beyonce/ Sasha FIERCE will be performing live, which is simply unMISSABLE, speaking of which, so is the Backstreet Boys‘ performance (minus Kevin –- frowny face! It’s been too long guys, and you’ve so shown me the meaning of being lonely!) Anyway, ALSO Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Nelly will be teaming up for a one-night-only three-way performance, not to be outdone by the monied, the powerful 50 Cent’s live performance or Fall Out Boy’s in-studio performance.
Diddy — the unofficial godfather of TRL — will make his 37th (and final!!) TRL appearance. A glittering Mariah Carey will be there too, as well Justin Timberlake AND JC Chasez, which is like two-fifths of *NSYNC! Country-pop princess Taylor Swift, the always-glam Hilary Duff, Good Charlotte’s Benji and Joel Madden (cordially, I’m sure), Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst, and Korn’s Jonathan Davis will all be in the soon-to-be-shuttered TRL studio to give the show the send off it deserves, while Christina Aguilera and Travis Barker will join the party via the magic of satellite, however that works.
(image credit: mtv buzzworthy)