MTV Brings Back 'Unplugged,' Plans Eight New Performances THR

MTV's "Unplugged" franchise will return with eight new performances set for 2012, according to The Hollywood Reporter's The Live Feed blog.

The new series of shows kicks off April 8 with Florence + the Machine. Other artists lined up for this year include the Civil Wars and Dierks Bentley, the story notes. Three episodes each will air on MTV and VH1, while two will air on CMT, the piece adds.

Last year the series featured a lineup that included Adele, Mumford and Sons and Kelly Clarkson. The show launched in 1989.