'Total Request Live' is ending in November
We've had 10 years of Total Request Live on MTV, so that must mean it's time for the show to end (seriously, MTV is like the Logan's Run of networks). Exec producer Dave Sirulnick has announced that the show will conclude in a two-hour Saturday special in November.
"We want to close this era of TRL in a big celebratory way, and 10 is a great number," Sirulnick said. "And 10 is the number that TRL counted down every single day for 10 years, and we hit this 10th (anniversary) and we thought, 'You know what? This feels like the right time and let's celebrate it and let's reward it. And let's let it have a little bit of a rest for a minute.' Let it catch its breath! Been working hard -- for 10 years!"
Sirulnick said the show would return, but he'd like the last episode to celebrate with the "folks who helped make TRL what it is -- whether that's Justin (Timberlake) and his guys in N'Sync, the Backstreet Boys, Britney (Spears), Eminem -- I think we would love to see all of them here." That even includes old host Carson Daly. Whatever will bored middle school students do in the show's absence?
[Photo: Brit and Damien Fahey in Times Square in 2003. Getty Images]