The solid numbers came on the heels of MTV’s seventh consecutive quarter of ratings growth. The movie, which aired at 9 Pm Et/Pt April 20, outperformed the time period average by 133% and dominated social media throughout the weekend as the No. 1 most social non-sports program.
To capitalize on 420 (Weed Day), MTV’s Too High to Watch How High 2 stunt — hosted by cast members DC Young Fly and DeRay Davis — aired throughout the day with games, trivia and sneaks inside a marathon of all three films in the Friday franchise and the original How High movie from 18 years ago that starred Method Man and Redman.
Eighteen years — or a full generation — later, the franchise is being revived by Universal 1440 Entertainment, which naturally chose April 20 for its premiere on MTV. The hip-hop centric plot centers around best buds Roger, played by Lil Yachty, and Calvin, played by D.C. Young Fly, Atlanta “potrepreneurs” who go on “a magical weed-filled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up.”
The movie features cameos by notable local personalities including rappers Lil Baby and Blac Youngsta, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast members NeNe Leakes
Epps will provide continuity for fans of the 2001 pop-culture phenom, in which he co-starred opposite Method Man and Redman. He joins previously announced cast including Lil Yachty, D.C. Young Fly, Alyssa Goss, DeRay Davis and Mary Lynn Rajskub, with special appearances from Blac Youngsta, NeNe Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Lil Baby, and Justine Skye.
Written by Family Guy’s Shawn Ries and Artie Johann, Alex Blagg (Workaholics) & Neel Shah (Powerless), the follow-up to the 2001 film chronicles two young “potrepreneurs” on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up. Lil Yachty (Roger) plays an entrepreneur and stars opposite of D.C. Young Fly (Calvin) who plays his best friend.
Howery plays Rel, a down-on-his-luck divorcee, trying to rebuild his life after his wife leaves him, taking their children with her. “Rel” wastes no time dunking its title character into the requisite sitcom rebound cycle, using this pilot episode to get him back into the dating pool. And wouldn’t you know it, the first
Staring in June, the network was supposed to add an hourlong daily morning edition, titled Total Request A.M., which will be very music-driven with limited commercials and will feature musical performances, celebrity interviews and a music video countdown. The launch of the hourlong daily morning Trl edition, co-hosted by MTV News veteran Sway Calloway, has now been moved up to Monday, April 23.
The afternoon Trl, which had been scheduled to return from a planned hiatus this coming Monday, April 9, will be kept on the bench for two more weeks and will come back on April 23, to air in tandem with Total Request A.M. There will be a format change — in the afternoon MTV will have a two-hour
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Monday’s relaunch opened with a somber message in response to the mass shooting — the deadliest in our nation’s history — that occurred overnight in Las Vegas. The show’s hosts, along with Ed Sheeran and other guest artists, assembled to tell the viewers that their “hearts and prayers go out to the victims and their families … and even though
Vine stars-turned-YouTube sensations The Dolan Twins have joined the after-school music countdown series as correspondents, The Hollywood Reporter reports, as part of an overall deal with MTV. Other creators who have inked comparable contracts with the network in recent weeks include Liza Koshy, Eva Gutowski, Gabbie Hanna, and Gigi Gorgeous. These creators will act as social media correspondents alongside a rotating cast of five hosts: Lawrence Jackson, Tamara Dhia, Erik Zachary, D.C. Young Fly, and Amy Pham.
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First things first: The new Trl — filmed in the original show’s famed Times Square studio, which has received an 87,000 square-foot upgrade — will debut Monday, Oct. 2 on MTV. The new studio will host “bigger audiences, expansive sets and expansive sets and simultaneous productions including new digital extensions of Trl,
MTV announced on Sunday that Trl, the popular music video countdown show that aired on the network from 1998 to 2008, will be making its return this fall.
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Originally hosted live from New York City by Carson Daly, the revival will premiere in October and will introduce viewers to new talent, including rapper and comedian DC Young Fly and Erik Zachary, a radio host for 103.5 Kiss FM in Chicago. A massive studio facing Times Square (much like the original one) is currently under construction.
"If we're going to come back and reinvent MTV, the studio is a given," MTV president Chris McCarthy told The New York Times. "It is the centerpiece."
"It's the right route," he added. "When you talk to artists and they say to you, unaware of what we're doing, 'Can you bring
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In a new interview with The New York Times, MTV president Chris McCarthy reveals that the new Trl will premiere in October (yes, as in less than three months from now!), with construction on a new Times Square studio currently underway. The show will air daily in an hour-long format, to be hosted by five relatively unknown VJs including rapper and comedian DC Young Fly and Chicago radio personality Erik Zachary.
Walter (Danny Glover) is the father of a large brood, and he wants them all together at Christmas, months after the beloved mother of the family has passed away. Omar Epps portrays a neighbor who has his sights on one of Walter’s daughters, portrayed by Gabrielle Union. D.C. Young Fly is a family friend of the youngest child (a college football player), and has an comic attraction to an Aunt played by Mo’Nique. The family that holidays together, stays together.
Omar Epps and Gabrielle Union of ‘Almost Christmas’
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Omar Epps is a veteran actor,
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