“MTV Cribs” & “Unplugged” To Return In 2016
MTV is bringing back two of its legacy programs for 2016, closely associated with the network’s programming of the 1990s and early 2000s.
MTV Cribs launched in year 2000, and included more than 100 episodes. The series was a behind-the-scenes look at musicians and celebrity homes, toured by the owner. Artists such as Redman, Master P, Trick Daddy, Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Big Boi would be some of the earliest Hip-Hop guests. From 2008 to 2011, the show was re-purposed and aired on CMT, with new material.
The short-form relaunch of Cribs, according to Variety, will be appearing on Snapchat in June. Confirmed featured homes for the ’16 season include MC Mac Miller.
MTV Cribs is not the only series returning to the network’s programming.
Dating back to 1989, Unplugged would present artists ranging from Nirvana to Jay Z & The Roots in vastly different lights than their studio sounds. The George Foster Peabody Award-winning program would grow to work in tandem with record labels to release the concerts to album. Initially a season-long program, the Unplugged format would move to special occasions in the late 1990s and 2000s—often airing online or on other MTV networks.
In 1991, Unplugged grew to include Hip-Hop, with a special show featuring LL Cool J, MC Lyte, De La Soul, and A Tribe Called Quest. Artists who would later appear include Lauryn Hill, Lil Wayne, as well as the aforementioned Jay and Roots 2001 show. According to Deadline, Unplugged will air by year’s end.