Former T4 presenter Alexa Chung is to front her own live daytime show on MTV in the US, which is being billed as the successor to the trail-blazing TRL.The Alexa Chung Show will be one of the highlights of MTV's new season of programmes, announced as part of the broadcaster's Upfront presentation to advertisers in New York yesterday.
MTV said the new show would be similar to TRL, which was presented live from the channel's Times Square headquarters in New York by Carson Daly and featured a mix of video countdowns and guests. TRL ended its 10-year run in November.
Chung's show will feature partnerships with social networking sites Facebook and Twitter, with audiences encouraged to tweet their reaction to celebrities and music guests while the programme is on air.
The show will be produced by Reveille, which is owned by Elisabeth Murdoch's UK independent production company Shine, and will be executive produced by Tim Healy, Sebastian Scott, Howard T Owens and Mark Koops.
It's not actually TRL and in my case assuming I don't get digital or satellite, I'm not going to have the channel anyway. Just in the last 2 days, I have more than 9 channels less thanks to the change to digital.
i thought it was going to be like a house of style..whats the point of canceling TRL if they are just going to bring a new host in?
MTV revamped House of Style (http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/house_of_style/series.jhtml) with Bar Rafaeli and Chanel Iman as hosts earlier this year. I think it would have been smart of them to have Alexa do a show focusing on fashion as well. It's not like they air any music videos on MTV anymore.
Last edited by stateofbliss; 11-05-2009 at 08:32 AM.
We have a new variety show starting this summer in our Times Square location called 'It's On with Alexa Chung' to take the place of our Total Request Live show. The show will feature musical guests, movie stars and comedians in a talk show format aimed for our MTV viewers (14-28).
The first week's guests are Jack Black, Soulja Boy, Michael Cera, Kanye West, John Legend, High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale and Ryan Reynolds.
ashley tisdale.. oh god. well i cant wait to watch Alexa do her thing on a daily basis.
alexa's already been featured in Rolling Stones about the show, so we'll see. i dont know if Americans are going to get her wit, but it'll be a fun show.