MTV has had a hard time over the past decade, endlessly trying to reinvent itself in order to stay relevant to millennial audiences whose TV habits are nothing like the teenagers' that constituted their initial target in the early '80s.

Among the countless hit-and-miss moves made by the channel/brand was the disappearance of MTV Hive and MTV Iggy (dedicated to indie and world music, respectively), and more recently the change in strategy within MTV News, that radically shifted from wholesome think pieces to short-form video snippets - a decision MTV president Chris McCarthy recently addressed by saying that MTV's goal is "letting the world hear young people's voices, not writing 6000-word articles on telling people how to feel," which not only showcases the brand's self-indulgence but also their "ratings first" policy."

The most recent move from the channel is bringing back Total Request Live, the music-oriented show from the late '90s/early 00s that featured several celebrity guests and played Top 10 music videos. Chris McCarthy says they are also bringing back the Times Square studio from which the show was broadcasted live: "If we’re going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given," McCarthy explains "It is the centerpiece."

The resurrection of TRL is but the latest of what seems to be a nostalgia-oriented trip from MTV, since the channel recently brought back classics such as Fear Factor.