Melanie Iglesias to co-host ‘Off the Bat’ on MTV show

You have our attention, MTV. It’s been quite a while, like 1990s TRL while, but with the introduction of a new Major League Baseball show featuring model Melanie Iglesias as one of the hosts, we finally have a reason to tune in.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Iglesias will join Chris Distefano, Sway and Fat Joe on “Off the Bat from the MLB Fan Cave.” The show’s executive produce is David Ortiz. The following description via EW:

The network has ordered 30 episodes of the weekly half-hour show, which will feature players like Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (seen above, with Fat Joe) and Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano talking about all things entertainment while offering a peek into their lives off the field. Off the Bat will be based in the MLB Fan Cave in New York City, where interviews will be conducted with players as well as famous baseball fans. The show, which has been filming with MLB players at spring training, also will venture out on location for segments like sneaker shopping with Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez and restaurant hopping with Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones.

The series, which is set to premiere in April, aims to combine the world of MLB athletes and pop culture.

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If you’re not interested in the show yet, enjoy this video from Melanie.