Thursday, June 26, 2014

MTV Bringing Back ‘TRL’ for One Day for Ariana Grande

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After six years off the air, MTV is bringing back Total Request Live … but only for one day.

And also only because of Ariana Grande, who was 4-years-old when the Carson Daly-hosted music video countdown show debuted in 1998.

The network announced on Wednesday that it would be airing Total Ariana Live, broadcast from its 1515 Broadway studio in New York City’s Times Square on July 2 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Ariana will perform her hit, “Problem,” as well as her next single, “Break Free,” her collaboration with Zedd, in front of the live audience and will test her knowledge in a game called Hip Hop Mix Up, according to MTV.

“It’s a huge honor to be able to bring back a show like TRL, I used to love watching it growing up,” Ariana said in a statement. “Can’t wait to celebrate with my loves in Times Square. Might have some surprises too.”

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