In this brand new era of old iconic shows getting revived, another classic is all set to make a comeback on its original channel- MTV’s popular show Cribs. The documentary-style television program first originated on MTV in September 2000 and ran for 19 seasons. ViacomCBS network will now be bringing back the renowned series with new episodes while following the format of the original show.
As reported by Deadline, the MTV series will return to the network with 30-minute episodes. The first season of the episode aired back in September 2000 and in a total of 113 episodes, Cribs featured detailed tours of the homes of famous musicians, actors, sportsperson, singers, etc. The show didn’t just give a much-coveted peek into the homes of celebrities but also allowed viewers to get a glimpse of various elements of their lifestyle- both mundane and unique.
When the MTV show first began, it was narrated by Ananda Lewis, followed Su-chin Pak of MTV News. Over the years, Cribs has been revived and rebooted in various forms, with the latest version being a short-form series with new episodes that began airing on Snapchat Discover in 2017. The original show was developed by Nina L. Diaz, the current President of Content and Chief Creative Officer of MTV Entertainment Group. Her division will be producing the revival of the show while Elena Diaz and Adam Gonzalez are on board as executive producers.
The past episodes of Cribs covered celebrities like Simon Cowell, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, Mariah Carey, Hugh Hefner, Tony Hawk, etc. Touted as the 20th season of the MTV show, the new chapter of the U.S. version of Cribs will cover the homes and lives of different celebrities that include Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross, Big Sean, Christian Siriano, Johnny Weir, JoJo Siwa, Marsai Martin, Martha Stewart, Nick Young, Nico Tortorella, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi, Rick Ross, Jordyn Woods, Kathy Griffin, Ryan Lochte, Scott Disick, Tia Mowry, Tinashe, TJ Lavin, and many others.
In MTV”s official statement, Diaz has reminisced about the unique method of binging on celebrity culture that Cribs ushered in as it wasn’t just a tour of the homes of famous people but the “blueprint for how we engage on social media.” And with the advent of the new era, MTV plans to cater new episodes of the show to audiences worldwide.
MTV has shared that in the new version of the show, every 30-minute episode will be an intimate introduction of a celebrity’s home and life that will take viewers “beyond security gates to hang out for an up-close-and-personal look” and will include even more memorable moments compared to the original show.
The international edition of Season two of MTV Cribs is also set to air in the UK in two parts. The first part will premiere on August 2, 2021, and will features celebrities like Todrick Hall, Jason Oppenheim, Kenya Moore, Tyson Fury, The Sharp Twins, and Johnny Orlando. The US version of Cribs, i.e., Season 20 of the show will debut on MTV on August 11.