Forget Hollywood Squares. Today, VH1 announced they’ve partnered with Ice Cube for a new series called Hip Hop Squares.
The game show will put a hip hop twist on the classic Hollywood Squares format. The series will feature hip hop stars, comedians, and other celebrities.
Ice Cube will executive produce the series, which is expected to debut this fall.
Read more below:
(New York, NY) July 28, 2016 – VH1 is giving the classic game show “HOLLYWOOD SQUARES” a Hip Hop makeover with the help of Ice Cube and his Cube Vision production company in conjunction with Jesse Collins Entertainment and Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm.
Slated for a Fall 2016 premiere, celebrity contestants will match wits and test their pop culture knowledge with the superstar squares, featuring the biggest names in hip hop, comedy and entertainment.
O’Shea Jackson aka “Ice Cube” is an iconic member of N.W.A., as well as a prominent producer, actor and filmmaker. Most recently, he starred in and produced BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT and produced the Oscar nominated STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON. Entertainment industry veteran Jesse Collins (“BET Awards,” “VH1’s Dear Mama,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”) will also executive produce the series.
According to Ice Cube: “‘Hip Hop Squares’ is going to be fun and spontaneous; unlike typical game shows, viewers should never know what’s going to happen next. When VH1 asked us to join the producing team, we jumped aboard as we have had success with VH1, and we love their team, excitement and commitment to the show.”
VH1 and Logo President Chris McCarthy goes on to say: “Ice Cube is one of the most prolific figures in Hip Hop history and American culture at large. We are thrilled to partner with him and CBS Distribution to reinvent one of America’s most iconic game shows with ‘Hip Hop Squares.'”
Scott Koondel, Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Content Licensing Officer, CBS Corporation echoed: “We cannot imagine a more ideal talent than Ice Cube to take our great comedy format to new heights. Ice Cube’s phenomenal personality and popularity are vital keys to making ‘Hip Hop Squares’ VH1’s next big hit.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Hollywood Squares? Will you watch Hip Hop Squares?