Sad Sad News for the teenage set. After 10 years- MTV is
cancelling retiring cancelling TRL from its schedule according to Variety.com Total Request Live debuted Sept. 14, 1998 with Carson Daly as host, and was a mainstay of the MTV afternoon lineup.
According to Variety: The musicvid countdown show will depart in mid-November with a two-hour Saturday-afteroon special. Its departure will coincide with the return of another musicvid-themed show, “Feedback New MTV” (“FNMTV”), which channel officials say is drawing more interest from viewers and music labels at his point.
Once again, its all about ratings, advertising dollars, and profit. I asked my daughter (19) who grew up with TRL how she felt...and she said "Dad, Don't Bother Me!- Get Out of My Room, Please"