MTV Is Reviving Two Of Your Favorite Throwback Shows
It may be hard to believe now, but back in the 90s and 2000s, MTV had some of the best shows on the air. These days…well, can you even remember when you last watched something on MTV that wasn’t an awards show?
Luckily for all of us, MTV has realized the error in its ways and has decided to reboot two of your favorite throwback shows: Cribs and Unplugged.
Premiering in 2000 and running for 11 years, Cribs was MTV’s version of Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, only instead of visiting the homes of dry, boring adult millionaires MTV went into the homes of revenant kiddult rappers, actors and divas.
The tours were frequently ridiculous, like when Mariah Carey took MTV on a tour of new NYC penthouse and decided to work out on a Stairmaster in stiletto heels because she was Mariah f*cking Carey.
Undoubtedly the new version of Cribs will continue to offer up to us these moments of bliss, and thankfully for all those millennials out there without a TV (we see you), Cribs 2.0 will be airing exclusively on Snapchat.
To borrow a phrase, the times, they are a-changin’.
Unplugged on the other hand is coming back more or less in its original form.
Unplugged premiered in the 80s when everything, from the music to the fashion, was overdone. The show sought to give musicians a platform to showcase their songwriting and vocal talent without the bells and whistles of a typical stage show.
The show ran regularly through the 90s, but then started being more of a an occasional occurrence. The last Unplugged special MTV ran was in 2014 when Miley Cyrus performed a special version of her Bangerz tour which thanks to its multiple outfit changes and over-the-top theatrics could barely qualify as an unplugged performance.
In a statement, MTV President Sean Atkins said, “We’re on a mission to reignite MTV with everything that makes it one of the world’s most iconic brands — its soul of music, its love of pop culture, and its unexpected, groundbreaking creative.”
Time will tell is Mr. Atkin’s plan will work, but we only have one question for him: what do we have to do get Pimp My Ride or Next rebooted? And maybe cancel Teen Mom?
Then we’ll really get excited.