MTV Resurrects 'TRL' As Voter Registration Special For One Day Only

The iconic show returns as "Total Registration Live."

And now, the words you’ve been waiting to hear since 2008: MTV is bringing back “TRL.

For National Voter Registration Day, MTV is reviving their classic franchise as “Total Registration Live,” a one-hour special encouraging millennials to register to vote. Airing Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m. ET, the live show will feature appearances by Kendall Jenner, Fifth Harmony’s Camila Cabello, director Joss Whedon, rapper Vic Mensa, “Stranger Things” actress Natalia Dyer and performances by Grammy-nominated R&B artist Ty Dolla $ign.

“Total Registration Live” aims to reach millennial voters at a time when their vote is especially crucial. Research from MTV Insights indicates that if no millennials vote this November, Donald Trump will win the presidency with 44 percent of the vote. However, their research also suggests that if all millennials vote, Hillary Clinton will clinch the win.


MTV has partnered with Rock The Vote and HelloVote to empower millennials to get registered. Viewers can register to vote at, or by texting VOTEMTV to 384387.

MTV’s Nessa will host the special, with assistance from MTV News’ senior political correspondent Ana Marie Cox and senior national correspondent Jamil Smith. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a Carson Daly cameo.

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