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TRL is Back! Hosted by D.C. Young Fly, Amy Pham and More!

After 11 Years Since its Final Episode Total Request Live is and Back on MTV at Times Square Studios in NYC

TRL Total Request Live on MTV
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Total Request Live - Show Summary

Total Request Live is back! In its original incarnation, TRL ran on MTV from 1998 to 2008, featuring the 10 most requested music videos of the day, as requested by viewers via phone or online. From 1998 to 2003, the show was hosted by Carson Daly, after which a revolving door of hosts took the mantle, including Damien Fahey, Hilarie Burton, Vanessa Minnillo, Quddus, La La Vasquez and Susie Castillo. Since 2008, fans have been deprived of this beloved music television show – until now.

The revival of Total Request Live is now back on MTV in 2017. In the new form, the show features a revolving series of hosts. In the beginning, these are: Erik Zachary, DC Young Fly, Amy Pham, Lawrence Jackson, and Tamara Dhia. In addition, the show will also have a slew of social media correspondents, including Gigi Gorgeous, Gabbie Hanna, Eva Gutowski, and Jaymes Skendarian.

Throughout its existence, Total Request Live has been a fertile launching ground for the careers of many musical artists, allowing musicians and other celebrities to promote their work to a large fan-base. Famously broadcast out of the network’s Times Square studio in New York City, the revival is no different, and a brand new studio has been constructed for the new show. During its heyday, TRL was the centerpiece around which MTV built its brand, and the revival is set to serve the same purpose in the network’s intended renaissance. In addition to showcasing music videos, TRL is a multifaceted show that includes celebrity interviews, music news, and fan interactions. While MTV has continued to serve up a healthy slate of reality programming, docu-series, and news shows, the heart of the network’s success has always been spotlighting the voices of young talent at 3:30PM live in the Times Square Studios.
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Lawrence Jackson, Tamara Dhia, Erik Zachary, Amy Pham and D.C. Young Fly at MTV's VMAS
  The revamped Total Request Live consists of rotating hosts and social media correspondents, the revival promises to be a lively and entertaining look into the latest and greatest musical artists of the present day. Among the hosts is Amy Pham, the DJ and actress who has also served as the brand ambassador for brands including Forever 21, Macy’s, CoverGirl, and Maybelline. Another host is D.C. Young Fly, the musician and social media star best known from MTV’s Wild ‘N Out. Radio fans will be delighted to see another host of TRL: Erik Zachary, the on-air host for Chicago’s 103.5 KISS FM, as well as his country-specific iHeart channel and his highly rated YouTube channel. Furthermore, these hosts are joined by Lawrence Jackson, an experienced celebrity interviewer whose work has been shown on platforms such as ESPN, ABC, and Essence magazine. Finally, the fifth original host of the TRL revival is Tamara Dhia, who formerly served as a staffer for Complex, where she built a reputation for solid celebrity interviews. As for the social media correspondents, Eva Gutowski is the YouTube entertainer known as “mylifeaseva” with over 8 million subscribers, Gabbie Hanna is the Vine and YouTube personality popular for her comedic “Storytime” videos, and Gigi Gorgeous is the model, actress, and internet personality who is famous for coming out as trans gender, and whose work has been featured on television shows including Project Runway: All Stars, Good Work, and Access Hollywood.
  • Amy Pham at an event
  • Erik Zachary headshot
  • D.C. Young Fly
  • Lawrence Jackson
  • Tamara Dhia headshot
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The Hosts of MTV's New TRL:

The five hosts for the new launch of TRL are Chicago radio DJ Erik Zachary, seasoned celebrity interviewer Lawrence Jackson, former Complex staffer Tamara Dhia, DJ/actress/model Amy Pham, and musician and social media star D.C. Young Fly. These hosts are joined by social media correspondents Gigi Gorgeous, Gabbie Hanna, Eva Gutowski, and Jaymes Skendarian. Together, these individuals will join forces to create a multi-faceted and dynamic Total Request Live for the new generation.

TV Studio Address:

MTV Studios at Times Square
1515 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

How To Get To The Studio:
You can take the MTA Subway trains 1, 2, 3, N, R, or Q to 42nd Street Times Square.

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Age Requirement:
You must be at least 16 years old to attend a taping of this show.
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Noteworthy Dates for TRL:

  • TRL First Version Premiere: September 14, 1998
  • Final Episode of TRL original format: November 16, 2008
  • TV Show Comeback Premiere: October 2, 2017

When Does This Show Tape?

Total Request Live is taped LIVE Mondays through Fridays at 3:30PM.

Show Taping Duration:

Total Request Live tapes for one hour live on MTV.


Music videos and Pop Culture

Show Transmission Time & Channel:
Total Request Live airs Mondays through Fridays at 3:30PM Eastern Time on MTV.
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Parking For This TV Studio:

The closest parking garage to the Viacom/Times Square Studios is located at:
ICON Resource Parking
164 W 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
QUIK PARK Theater Lot
223 W 46th Street 
New York, NY 10036
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow TV show patrons have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.