Don’t call it a come back. It barely was. MTV has cancelled the revival of Total Request Live aka TRL.
The once-iconic afternoon program — which began as a countdown of the day’s most popular music videos, though that concept got lost somewhere along the way — was revived in Oct. 2017 to much critical ire. (TVLine called it “a mess.”)
TRL went on hiatus last month, but according to TMZ, it will not return in April as previously scheduled. Instead, it will “pivot to short form content that will be featured on social and digital platforms.”