50 Cent, Fall Out Boy and the Backstreet Boys are the latest artists confirmed to perform on next month’s “Total Finale Live,” joining Beyoncé on the two-hour special. And when you’ve got a lineup that big, there’s only one man you can call to host it all: Carson Daly.
On Thursday (October 23), it was announced that Daly — the show’s original host — would serve as co-emcee for the big finale, alongside current host Damien Fahey. Daly appeared on the first episode of “TRL” in September, 1998, and helmed the show until 2003, when he stepped down to host his own talk show, NBC’s “Last Call With Carson Daly.”
“Total Finale Live” will air Sunday, November 16 at 8 p.m. ET. In addition to the performances, fans can expect in-studio appearances from a host of “TRL” faves, including Ludacris , Mariah Carey, Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Taylor Swift, Fred Durst and members of Good Charlotte and Korn. Former “TRL” VJs Dave Holmes, Jesse Camp, La La Vasquez and Hilarie Burton will also be on hand for the festivities (a show this big needs lots of hosts, after all).
Though the “TRL” finale is still weeks away, the celebration of the show’s history is already revving up. Throughout the course of the month, MTV.com and MTV News will feature special retrospective countdowns and give fans a look back at the best moments from the show’s decade-long run.
And on the show’s official site, TRL.MTV.com, viewers can check out video highlights, photo galleries of past guests and a decade’s worth of pictures taken in the famed “TRL” photo booth. On November 16, the site will also feature behind-the-scenes coverage of the event, plus red-carpet photos from the “Total Finale Live” preshow.