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MTV Live is an American television program that aired from 1997 to 1998 on MTV, featuring interviews with celebrity guests, live musical performances, news coverage, and music video premieres.


The program began its run in September 1997 in the then-newly acquired Times Square Studio on Broadway in New York. Toby Amies, Carson Daly and Ananda Lewis served as resident hosts to the daily hour-long live broadcast until its eventual morph into Total Request on September 14, 1998, forming what is now known as Total Request Live.

New series

A separate program with the same title began airing on MTV in 2007. This version of MTV Live is a recurring special event that features a condensed version of concerts made for television.