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, Hüsker Dü and countless others either had their videos played on the show or performed live on its set.