MTV Unplugging is coming to an end.
The reality television program, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will end its run in 2018 and will return to the internet in 2019.
The network announced the news on Friday, which will air on Thursday at 9 p.m.
ET/PT on MTV, which is owned by 21st Century Fox.
“MTV’s unplugged era is over.
The unplugging was a true milestone for us, and we’re proud of the work we did to make it happen,” said Kelly O’Malley, president of programming and original programming for MTV.
“We’re thrilled to take this exciting step to return to MTV as a full-fledged digital channel, and to help bring the MTV Uncut show back to fans worldwide in 2019.”
The news comes amid growing calls for the network to move its brand away from social media and towards its main platform, YouTube.
That move, along with the new “MOVIE OF THE WEEK” series, will likely be a focus of the 2018-2019 season, MTV’s vice president of content development, Eric Tchakoff, said in a statement.
“In the next few months, MTV will continue to make strides to build a brand that’s more authentic to the way people watch, consume and interact with content,” he added.
“But, as we work to build and expand our brand, we know there’s much work left to do.
We hope to return next year with a brand and show that can capture and entertain viewers with more authentic content.”
The MTV UnPlugged series, which debuted in February 2018, was the first in a series of six new online videos that premiered in late January.
It was followed by “The Real World,” which premiered in January 2018 and “Bachelor in Paradise” in February.
“The real world is our reality,” said host Kimmel in the premiere.
“Bachelorette” stars James Corden and Kaitlyn Bristowe also appeared in the new series, and they each received their own series of clips.
In addition to a host of behind-the-scenes videos, the new online video offerings also include clips of celebrities and personalities.
“Our mission at MTV Unfiltered is to make our network more real, more personal, and more relevant to the people we serve,” said MTV’s CEO, Dave Hollis, in a press release.
“When we were starting MTV Un-filtered, we saw the potential for our brand to be a gateway to more people discovering what we do, so we decided to put a premium on the experience, instead of just a platform for us to showcase what we did.”
The new series is the latest in a string of digital series that the network has been revamping, including a “MAYDAY SHOW,” an online show that aired in 2018, and “NON-MOVIES,” an in-studio program that aired last summer.
“Seth Meyers, host of the late-night talk show ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers,’ announced in September that the “MOTIVATED” series will be returning in 2019 to air at the same time as “MADAM,” a new reality TV show that launched in March 2018.