'Total Request Live' No Longer Totally Live
March 23, 2007 at 4:10 PM (PT)
MTV has started taping "Total Request Live" two days a week in an effort to save money. AP reports that after live shows air on MONDAY and WEDNESDAY afternoons, shows are taped for the following day.
"We're not editing anything," spokeswoman MARNIE BLACK told AP. "We're not changing anything. The spirit of the show is going to be exactly the same. We're still committed to the show, and it's the cornerstone of the afternoon schedule. 'TRL' is not the same show as it was when CARSON DALY hosted it. The show has evolved and will continue to evolve."
TRL debuted on MTV in SEPTEMBER 1998 and is the third-longest running show in the network's history.