Trial free girl
In the format used at the start of the show's run, the jurors' occupations were given, though sometimes fictional.
At the start of the ninth season, the show's format was overhauled to feature recurring sketches and segments.
The show's basic format involves a narrator starting the show by announcing its name, and introducing the five videos set to be "tried", referred to as "cases", as well as the jurors of the episode.
Following this introductory sequence, the actual "trials" of the videos begin.
The first Video on Trial special was a Much Music "Holiday Wrap" courtroom episode called Stars on Trial, which starred Sparks as "The Judge" and Mc Auliffe as "Rusty the Bailiff." Six regular jurors sat together as a jury and artists were put on trial in general, not for particular songs as is normally done on the regular VOT show.
In a similar manner to Fromage, a previous holiday special on the network, a special one-hour-long episode aired during December 2008 as part of Much Music's "Holiday Wrap" year-end programming, counting down the top 20 "worst" videos of the year.