MTV’s ‘120 Minutes’ Returning with Matt Pinfield

Matt Pinfield (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

Matt Pinfield (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

NEW YORK – One of MTV’s iconic programs, the defunct “120 Minutes,” is returning.

The network will announce Thursday that “120 Minutes” is coming back as a monthly show on MTV2 and as a weekly webcast, which has been dubbed “120 Seconds.”

Matt Pinfield, the VJ most identified with the original show, is returning as host.

The original “120 Minutes” ran from 1986 to 2003, airing on MTV, and in its last years, on MTV2. The new incarnation will similarly include interviews, performances and music videos, along with increased fan interaction.

The brief, online “120 Seconds” will premiere Friday on MTV Hive, a recently launched online music destination. The broadcast “120 Minutes” will premiere later this year.

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