MTV UNPLUGGED and TRL Reboots Anchor MTV’s Fresh Fall Lineup

— September 6, 2017

– Canadian Shawn Mendes first to perform on reinvented MTV UNPLUGGED, September 8 –
– MTV’s iconic series TRL returns October 2 –
– New fall premieres include DARE TO LIVE on September 7 and 90’S HOUSE on September 28 –
– Classic comedy FRIENDS comes to MTV this September –
– MTV fan favourites RIDICULOUSNESS, GEORDIE SHORE, EX ON THE BEACH, and ARE YOU THE ONE? return this September –

TORONTO (September 6, 2017) – From music to comedy to reality, MTV announced today that its fall lineup includes two revived network classics, MTV UNPLUGGED and TRL, among other new and returning series. MTV UNPLUGGED, the legendary music series that sees artists reimagine their songs in an intimate acoustic performance, returns to the network with a special premiere Friday, Sept. 8 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Following his electric MTV VMA performance, multi-platinum singer-songwriter and IHEARTRADIO MMVA winner Shawn Mendes is the first artist to be featured on MTV UNPLUGGED since 2014, performing in an hour-long special taped at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles. Also returning to MTV for the first time since 2008 is TRL, the iconic one-hour series that plays fan-requested music videos, and allows audience members a chance to interact with their favourite stars. Airing weekdays beginning Monday, Oct. 2 (time TBA), TRL is filmed at its iconic, and now larger-than-ever, Times Square studio in NYC, and features five rotating hosts, including Amy Pham, D.C. Young Fly, Erik Zachary, Lawrence Jackson, and Tamara Dhia. Music videographer and self-proclaimed professional life-liver Rory Kramer embarks on tailored, thrill-seeking adventures with today’s top musicians, including Iggy Azalea and Justin Bieber, in DARE TO LIVE, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 7. Then, Lance Bass (NSYNC), Christina Milian (BE COOL), and 12 millennials relive the most rad decade ever in 90'S HOUSE, Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 28. As well, the classic sitcom FRIENDS comes to MTV with back-to-back episodes weeknights at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and 8:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. PT. Additionally, MTV viewers can look forward to returning fan favourites this fall, beginning with the Season 10 premiere of RIDICULOUSNESS, Fridays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 8. Then, the wild gang of GEORDIE SHORE keeps the party going for a 15th season, Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 12, followed by the Season 7 premiere of EX ON THE BEACH, Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 13. Finally, the search for love continues as ARE YOU THE ONE? returns for a sixth season Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT beginning Sept. 20. Visit to confirm local broadcast times. ** Media Note ** Photography, synopses, and episode descriptions are available online here.

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