New MTV 'Classic' Channel Will Play All Your '90s Favorites
Somewhere, somehow, a television executive has been secretly eavesdropping on all your nostalgic, stoner fantasies about teleporting back to a world of '90s MTV, where you could watch Daria reruns and Nirvana music videos all the time. Dreams, it seems, do come true.
Beginning August 1, VH1 Classic will be rebranded as MTV Classic, a channel that will feature fan-favorite MTV series and music programming, "with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s," according to a press release. The start date for the new channel was chosen to honor the launch of MTV 35 years ago on August 1, 1981, according to Rolling Stone. The debut hour of MTV Live will replicate the very first hour of programming on MTV, back in 1981. Nirvana's Unplugged special will also air in its entirety on August 1.
From there, the hits will just keep on coming, with Beavis & Butt-head, Aeon Flux and Daria reruns slated for primetime slots, as well plenty of Pimp My Ride, Punk'd and Jackass coming your way. Weekends will bring what the network promises will be "binge-worthy marathons" of favorites like The Real World and Laguna Beach.
MTV Classic will also push to finally put the "M" back in music television, with ten straight hours of music videos running nightly from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST. Other notable and fan-favorite editions of Unplugged are also slated to air, including episodes featuring Erykah Badu and Bob Dylan.
Here's the teaser: