To honor the life of Prince, MTV has blocked off their normal schedule for the rest of the day and will be playing videos from the legendary performer instead. In addition to his classic collection of music videos, the station will also be airing interviews, behind-the-scenes videos, and two screenings of his 1984 film Purple Rain.
Of course, many were quick to point out how unfortunate it is that it took something like this to get music videos back on MTV, but the station did also announce today that it is planning on rebooting its popular acoustic MTV Unplugged series as well. You can see a rough outline of today’s Prince coverage below.
Now-7:10p – Prince music videos
7:10p-10p – Purple Rain
10p-12:30a – Prince music videos
12:30a-3a – Purple Rain