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MTV Tunes Up ‘Unplugged’ Reboot

MTV will resurrect itsUnpluggedmusic franchise in September with a new season, the network said Thursday.

Unplugged, which first launched in 1989 and showcases artists playing their hit songs acoustically, will re-launch Sept. 8 with Shawn Mendes, said network officials.

The network said the series will feature “a fresh reinvention that will feature performances from locations across the globe that hold special meaning to each artist,” but would not reveal specifics.

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R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.