MTV’s ‘TRL’ Returning This Fall – Meet the New Hosts

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The MTV show TRL is coming back Oct. 2, the network announced Monday.

The new TRL will have a digital expansion, which will feature content across YouTube, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Musical.ly.
TRL made its official debut in 1998 with Carson Daly at its helm. He would continue to host in some capacity until 2003 when a new rotation of VJs — including Hilarie Burton, Vanessa Lachey, and La La Vasquez — stepped in.

The daily series featured the top music videos, as well as appearances and performances from the most popular musicians at the time. It went off the air in 2008.

The revamped version will film in the original Times Square studio, which has been “expanded by nearly 200 percent,” according to a press release. The rotating roster of hosts includes D.C. Young Fly, Erik Zachary, Amy Pham, Tamara Dhia, and Lawrence Jackson.

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Amy Pham: A DJ. actress and television host, Amy, who has over 500,000 followers on Instagram, has performed with Snoop Dooh, Ciara and Lady Gaga, and has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Adam Sandler on projects.

Lawrence Jackson: Lawrence’s work as a journalist has been featured in ESPN, ABC and Essence Magazine, and he’s interviewed celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Kevin Hart and Usher. He’s also an actor, producer and TV/radio personality.

D.C. Young Fly: The rapper, actor and comedian, whose real name is John Whitfield, is a cast member on MTV’s Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out and was in BET’s New Edition biopic. He boasts five million followers on Instagram.

Erik Zachary: Erik is currently the on-air host for iHeartMedia’s 103.5 KISS FM in Chicago.
Tamara Dhia: Joining the MTV family from Complex, the writer, producer and host reported pop culture news, and has interviewed stars such as Kylie Jenner, Zayn, DJ Khaled and Amber Rose.

Source: eonline.com, abcnews.go.com, ew.com