MTV has announced plans to resurrect their seminal alternative music program 120 Minutes. The two-hour show, which originally ran weekly on MTV from 1986 to 2000 and then on MTV2 from 2001 to 2003, will return to MTV2 on a monthly basis. Matt Pinfield, perhaps the program's best known host, will return to host the new show. A weekly online counterpart, 120 Seconds, will air on the website MTV Hive.
In its heyday, 120 Minutes was a landmark program, showcasing videos and live performances from lesser-known artists as well as popular acts from the worlds of indie rock, college rock and punk. Over the years, bands like The Replacements, Rancid, Nirvana, Weezer, Ramones, HÃ¼sker DÃ¼ and countless others either had their videos played on the show or performed live on its set.