We've been nostalgic for the '90s lately, and MTV must have felt the same way.
On Tuesday, the network announced the return of its iconic show House of Style, which covered the fashion industry in 72 episodes over the span of 12 seasons from 1989-2002.
The legendary series is set to make its monumental return October 9, completely re-branded, revamped and ready to influence a new generation of taste-makers. In the meantime, MTV's vice president of digital production Sophia Rai tells Entertainment Weekly that what is presumably the network's talent division is in the process of reviewing a "short-list" of candidates for the coveted position of show host. Considering previous faces of House Style have included Cindy Crawford, Rebecca Romijin and Molly Sims, MTV is still deliberating over which generational voice would be best-suited for the role. The host will officially be announced at the Video Music Awards on September 6.
She/he along with show producers will face an unprecedented amount of pressure in today's competitive and harsh reality TV climate. The very concept of "reality" has shifted since the '90s, with the rise of Bravo TV's Housewives, NBC's Bachelors and Bachelorettes, as well as MTV's very own Jersey Shore cast. The network is still in the process of pinpointing what key factors made the original series successful, and attempting to locate expansion opportunities for the brand across all platforms in today's digital landscape.