MTV Bringing Back Popular '90s Series

MTV recently revealed that it's bringing back one of the main series that backed up its Music Television monitor.

MTV Unplugged will be returning this year, with pop-singer and songwriter Shawn Mendes in the first of many new episodes, per Variety.

During the 1990s, Unplugged was a major draw for the network, as it featured musicians and bands playing their songs in a live and stripped down/acoustic setting.

Some of the many artists that featured on the series were Mariah Carey, Nirvana, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, and Bob Dylan.

The series did continue into the 2000s, albeit much more infrequently, with artists like Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, and Jay-Z all taking turns and churning out their biggest hits in an "unplugged" setting.

Speaking to Variety, Mendes opened up about how the Pearl Jam episode of MTV Unplugged from 1992 had a big impact on him.

"It wasn't so much about the commercial, showman side of it; It was really about the music," he said.

Additionally, he talked about how he and his band have been preparing for their Unplugged debut, saying, "We've been working our asses off just trying to figure out the most beautiful way to play these songs in a smaller, stripped-down way that still feels as impactful."


He continued, "I feel like if I can do this right, then it will be a moment for me — where people can really understand and see me as a musician and a singer, and where I'm coming from."

MTV Unplugged: Shawn Mendes is scheduled to air on MTV Sept. 8. Beyond that, the network hasn't released any information regarding future episodes and artists other than to confirm they do have some in the works.