The show of a generation is ushering in a new era.
TRL, MTV's flagship live show and the program that played a part in the careers of the millennium's biggest stars, is on its way back into the pop culture zeitgeist. During the show's decade on television, it gave up-and-coming stars like Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Katy Perry and groups like 98 Degrees, the Backstreet Boysand 'N Sync the chance to showcase their latest hit, debut their newest music video and connect with their screaming, adoring fans.
Now, as the show returns to TV screens today after a nine-year hiatus, E! News is looking back on the rise of the beloved program with the man that helped it all come to fruition—the show's original co-creator, Tony DiSanto.