MTV announced today that it will be repackaging VH1 Classic as MTV Classic, giving all the shit we ever loved about MTV a new home on the airwaves. The big switch will happen on August 1, MTV’s 35th anniversary, when the network kicks off the nostalgia by re-airing MTV Hour One, the first show it ever aired.
The channel will feature every flavor of blast from the past, with a regular slate of shows like Beavis & Butt-Head, Daria, Jackass, and Cribs; weekend marathons for the binge-inclined; original movies and reruns of live concerts, performances, and series like MTV Unplugged.
MTV Classic will draw from all of the network’s history, although the press release specifies it will focus on the ‘90s and 2000s. The new channel jumps on board a nostalgia train that has taken over our TVs, tech, and tabletops. It’s mostly aimed at the surly and elusive millennial audience, which, legend has it, hasn’t enjoyed anything since 2007.
MTV is also promising to show some of its most memorable Unplugged performances, from the likes of Bob Dylan, Alice In Chains, Erykah Badu, Oasis, Neil Young, and Nirvana, during its August 1 roll-out. This one goes out to anyone who’s ever sneered, “remember when MTV actually played music?”