9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
MTV's 'TRL' Enlists Social Media Star Liza Koshy as Host (Exclusive)
MTV is doing its part to appeal to a new generation with its upcoming reboot of Total Request Live.
The Viacom-owned cable network has enlisted social media star Liza Koshy to provide on-air hosting duties to its forthcoming TLR revival set to launch in October. The gig is part of a larger first-look overall deal with Koshy, who also will develop new projects for the cable network. The pact will see Koshy appear periodically on MTV throughout the year.
Koshy has nearly 10.8 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, 13.1 million followers on Instagram, 1.1 million on Twitter and 2.2 million on Facebook. She is the fastest YouTube personality thus far to reach 10 million subscribers.
In addition to her weekly YouTube postings, Koshy can currently be seen in Hulu's Freakish as well as Tyler Perry's A Madea Halloween. The TRL gig comes after she previously hosted the 2017 Golden Globes' live preshow on Twitter.
MTV's TRL reboot will bow Oct. 2 and feature multiple hosts including rapper-comedian DC Young Fly, Chicago radio host Erik Zachary, DJ-actress Amy Pham, TV personality Lawrence Jackson and writer-producer Tamara Dhia. It will be broadcast from its new studio in Times Square as part of MTV's live push under network president Chris McCarthy.
Koshy is repped by CAA, Carter Media Group and Hansen Jacobson.