The August 1 relaunch of VH1 Classic as MTV Classic will kick off at 6 AM with MTV Hour One, MTV’s first hour of programming exactly 35 years before, on August 1, 1981.
MTV Classic will feature older MTV series and music programming, with a special focus on the 1990s and early 2000s.
Also part of the kickoff day on August 1 will be the Total Request Live retrospective The TRL Decade; a marathon of the most memorable episodes of MTV Unplugged, including artists Bob Dylan, Alice In Chains, Erykah Badu, Oasis, Neil Young, Nirvana and more; leading into a primetime animated programming block including Daria, Beavis & Butt-head and Aeon Flux. MTV Hour One will also air on MTV’s Facebook page via Facebook Live.
At launch, the network will feature primetime “from the vault” programming blocks Mondays through Thursdays from 10 PM to 1 AM that will include series such as Daria, Beavis & Butt-head, Aeon Flux, Run’s House, Pimp My Ride, Cribs, Jackass, Punk’d, Wonder Showzen, Clone High and more. Every Friday, MTV Classic will feature classic music series in primetime including MTV Unplugged, Storytellers, and live music performances.
On the weekends, the network will offer marathons of full seasons of The Real World, Laguna Beach, Road Rules and more.
“From Beavis & Butt-head to Laguna Beach, MTV’s programming vault is a music and pop culture goldmine with universal resonance,” said Sean Atkins, President of MTV. “MTV Classic gives audiences a modern and artful home for classic MTV programming and — alongside MTV, MTV2, MTV Live and mtvU — rounds out a diverse portfolio with music and youth culture at its core.”
Additionally, MTV Classic will continue to run movies, concerts and music videos from the past that speak to the last three decades of music.
Here is a promo for MTV Classic: