The hour-long "Control Room Presents," which aired three times in October to anemic ratings, returns Saturday at 9 p.m. with hip-hop star Akon. A week later, comes an episode with two acts, rockers Smashing Pumpkins and punk band Fall Out Boy.
Then, Christmas night--a Tuesday--it features a two-hour block with rising R&B star Rihanna, followed by Avril Lavigne.
The series is slated to return in January, although no details on time and date were available. The series launched on Oct. 1 with Maroon 5, followed a week later again in its slated Monday slot with John Mayer--then it aired on a Saturday with James Blunt.
Ratings in the target 18-49 demo came in at a .1, .2 and .1, respectively.
MNTV is bringing the show back despite the low ratings. After Oct. 8, a series of specials filled its Monday at 9 slot.