Total Request Live, originally began as MTV Live the daily predecessor to TRL. It was last aired in November of 2008. This signified the “death” of music TV.
MTV still plays music videos, but only on AMtv and has it’s own segments known as Wake and Shake. In other words, you won’t be able to watch any of them unless you want to stay up until 3 in the morning on a weeknight. Now you can watch shows like Jersey Shore, 16 and Pregnant, and Teen Mom.
Shows like Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant are influencing young teenagers to get pregnant in order to be on TV and to get famous. Shows like Jersey Shore are bringing in words into every day lives like “GTL” and “grenade”. Even guy are trying to look like the men on the show.