MTV is currently in the midst of re-branding itself due to low ratings. Thanks to the new president that’s in place, the plans are to become more music-oriented for a new generation. These plans also include a new TRL-like show.
"McCarthy and his team are hard at work trying to reinvent a “Total Request Live”-type daily franchise for the 21st century. They have been encouraged by the recent experiment of wrapping live entertainment blocks on Friday nights around the new episodes of the viral-video clip series “Ridiculousness.” Series host Rob Drydek holds court in the studio talking to fans, riffing on pop culture and social media trending topics. The plan is to create similar live blocks around original series on Thursday and Sunday nights, McCarthy said."