A constant victim of sagging ratings, the music video countdown show will conclude in a two-hour special on a Saturday afternoon in November, executive producer Dave Sirulnick said on Monday.

“We want to close this era of `TRL’ in a big celebratory way, and 10 is a great number,” Sirulnick said. “And 10 is the number that `TRL’ counted down every single day for 10 years, and we hit this 10th (anniversary) and we thought, `You know what? This feels like the right time and let’s celebrate it and let’s reward it. And let’s let it have a little bit of a rest for a minute.’ Let it catch its breath! Been working hard — for 10 years!”

MTV insists that Total Request Live isn’t ending for good, but the network felt the time was right to retire the show’s format for a while.

For the finale, Sirulnick says, MTV is hoping to bring back the “folks who helped make `TRL’ what it is — whether that’s Justin (Timberlake) and his guys in N’Sync, the Backstreet Boys, Britney, Eminem — I think we would love to see all of them here.”
how they gonna just end it before me & yung go on the show? gosh…

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