MTV Classic to Feature Hits from the ’90s


NEW YORK: VH1 Classic is being rebranded as MTV Classic, with a programming lineup to feature hits from the 1990s and early 2000s like Beavis & Butt-head and Laguna Beach.

The rebrand takes effect August 1, marking MTV’s 35th anniversary. MTV Classic launches with MTV Hour One, the first hour of programming from MTV in 1981. There will also be the Total Request Live retrospective The TRL Decade, leading into a prime-time animation block with Daria, Beavis & Butt-head and Aeon Flux.

MTV Classic will feature programming blocks Monday through Thursdays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. delivering its library hits. Every Friday there will be a classic music series in prime time, including MTV Unplugged and Storytellers. On weekends, viewers will be able to binge watch with marathons of The Real World, Laguna Beach, Road Rules and more. The network will also deliver movies, concerts and music videos from the past.

“From Beavis & Butt-head to Laguna Beach, MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” said Sean Atkins, the president of MTV. “MTV Classic gives audiences a modern and artful home for classic MTV programming and—alongside MTV, MTV2, MTV Live and mtvU—rounds out a diverse portfolio with music and youth culture at its core.”