The final episode of 120 Minutes from its original 17-year run aired on MTV2 the night of Sunday, May 4, 2003, from 1 a.m. until 3 a.m. ET. Jim Shearer hosted; he was joined by two former 120 Minutes hosts, Dave Kendall and Matt Pinfield.
120 Minutes was, in various formats, MTV’s premier alternative music video series in the United States. The program originally aired on MTV from 1986 to 2000, then on MTV2 from 2001 to 2003, when MTV2 replaced it with its one-time successor, Subterranean. In 2011, MTV2 resurrected the program briefly as 120 Minutes with Matt Pinfield. Here, we outline the full history of the long-running series.