- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 28, 2016

MTV turns 35 in a few days, and to celebrate, its parent company is bringing back some MTV programming that Gen X’ers and the oldest of the millennial generation grew up watching.

On Aug. 1 — the anniversary of MTV’s 1981 launch — VH1 Classic will become MTV Classic, the new home for reruns of cartoons like “Beavis and Butt-Head” and “Daria” and reality shows like “Road Rules,” Eonline.com reported Thursday.

For those who lament MTV’s lack of well, quality music programming, the new classic channel will also bring back episodes of “MTV Unplugged” from the archives. Episodes featuring artists such Nirvana, Erykah Badu and Bob Dylan are already slated to be aired, Rolling Stone reported Thursday.

“MTV Classic gives audiences a modern and artful home for classic MTV programming and — alongside MTV, MTV2, MTV Live and mtvU — rounds out a diverse portfolio with music and youth culture at its core,” MTV President Seth Atkins said in a statement announcing the launch of the channel.

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