Hollywood Squares! Nope. Hip Hop Squares! That’s more like it!
UPDATE: MTV2 plans to launch “Hip Hop Squares,” which will feature Nick Cannon, Biz Markie, Mac Miller, Fat Joe, Machine Gun Kelly and more.
MTV2 has announced plans to revive Hollywood Squares as Hip Hop Squares, putting a modern twist on the classic game show.
According to EW, the show, which sees contestants answering trivia questions and looking to talent for help in figuring out clues, will feature Nick Cannon, Bam Margera, Kat Graham, DJ Khaled, Biz Markie, Ghostface Killah, Fat Joe, Mac Miller, Machine Gun Kelly and Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Jamarr Woodley.
“They cross the spectrum from musicians and celebrities to athletes and causal fans of hip hop,” says Paul Ricci, MTV2′s programming chief. “The show will refresh an iconic format and create a fun, dynamic series that’s unpredictable, heavy on personality and much more ‘party’ than ‘game show’.”
The show will have a 10-episode run on MTV2 beginning on May 22 at 11 p.m. A second 10-episode block will air at a later date.
UPDATE: The trailer for Hip Hop Squares has been revealed. Watch the preview of the series below.