VH1 announced back in May that it was resurrecting its beloved late ’90s/early ’00s series Pop Up Video, which successfully ran on the cable network (and was its highest-rated series for a time) from 1996 through 2002.
Well, that announcement is about to bear fruit: The show — which famously began the trend of playing back music videos and overlaying them with nuggets of behind-the-scenes info and other funny and/or snarky quips — is set to return Oct. 3.
Below you can check out the updated opening graphics, as well as the Pop Up version of Britney Spears’ apocalyptic dance party video for “Till the World Ends,” which will air in the two episodes that debut on premiere night.
The show’s co-creator Woody Thompson spoke to EW about the enduring legacy that Pop Up Video has in pop culture. “Now, 15 years later, it feels like it’s such a point of pride for people to say they were Pop Up Video fans,” Thompson says. “I get it all the time, people saying, ‘I grew up on Pop Up Video. I was there when it came out!’ It feels like a rock band. It’s a cultural reference that says that you are smart and that you get it and that you don’t just watch TV, you watch cool, smart shows like Pop Up Video.”
One way that VH1 is pulling this reboot of Pop Up Video into the present that’s kinda cool, too, is that they’re allowing fans to create their own videos. On the Pop Up Video homepage, you can choose from current and nostalgic videos and add your own “pops” at will. Of course, you can share via Facebook and Twitter very easily. But on to what you came here for…
Watch the new Pop Up Video credits and the Pop Up version of Britney Spears’ “Till the World Ends” here (the Britney video will appear after the credits video is over):
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