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MTV2 launching Hip-Hop Version Of "Hollywood Squares" Titled "Hip-Hop Squares"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 30, 2012 at 12:09PM

MTV2 has secure rights to reboot the classic game show Hollywood Squares... but with one major switch: it'll be called Hip Hop Squares.
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Hip-hop squares

MTV2 has secure rights to reboot the classic game show Hollywood Squares... but with one major switch: it'll be called Hip Hop Squares.

As EW states, the show’s nine tic-tac-toe quadrants will be populated by hip-hop personalities; Nick CannonDJ Khaled, Biz Markie, Ghostface Killah, Fat Joe, Mac Miller and MGK have all signed up to fill the squares; as have Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Lamarr Woodley, Jackass crew member Bam Margera and actress Kat Graham.

“They cross the spectrum from musicians and celebrities to athletes and causal fans of hip hop,” says “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’.” said Paul Ricci, MTV2′s chief of programming. 

Hip Hop Squares will launch with an initial 10-episode run on MTV2 starting Tuesday, May 22 at 11 pm, with a second 10-episode order to air at a later date.

So who'll be watching?


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