MTV to Revive 'Total Request Live,' Changes 'Moonman' Statue to 'Moon Person'


In keeping with some new changes at the network, MTV is doing away with the gendered VMA trophy, lovingly called the "Moonman", in favor of a gender-free space traveler, which will be henceforth known as the "Moon Person". Like its predecessor, the new version will air daily and take place in a newly revamped studio in Times Square that is now under construction.

"Why should it be a man?" McCarthy explains. "It could be a man, it could be a woman, it could be transgender, it could be nonconformist". Emma Watson beat out Taraji P. Henson, Daniel Kaluuya, Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, and Hailee Steinfeld to become the award's first victor.

According to The New York Times (via Entertainment Weekly), the new version of TRL will premiere in October, filmed at a studio in New York City's Times Square. The docuseries will recount gender nonconforming youths' coming-of-age stories.

They say history and popular trends repeat themselves around every 20 years, so it's probably right time for MTV to bring back Total Request Live.

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The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards from Los Angeles with host Katy Perry airs Sunday, August 27.

Carson Daly originally hosted the series from 1998-2005, and was replaced by a rotating lineup of hosts until the show's cancellation in 2008.

For the new Total Request Live, five burgeoning media personalities, including rapper and comedian DC Young Fly and Erik Zachary, a radio presenter from Chicago, are set to steer the teen-themed live show.