(We're going to try something new here. Since Jake news is slow in coming these days, we'll just do quick posts whenever we see something that catches our eye.)
Comes the sad news today from Executive Producer Dave Sirulnick, that MTV's TRL will be ending its 10 year run in November.
"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!"
Personally, I thought this program stopped being relevant about 9.5 years ago. But what do I know; I'm not the target demographic. And I don't think Jake is either. I guess someone in his camp thought he was.
Thank goodness those same someones were quick enough to get him on the UK version of TRL in 2004! Mercifully, they were canceled after only a two year run in 2005.