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'Hip Hop Squares': 'Hollywood Squares' To Be Revamped By MTV

03/30/2012 05:09 pm 17:09:36 | Updated Dec 04, 2012

Get ready for a few games of tic-tac-toe, hip hop edition: "Hip Hop Squares" (premiering Tues., May 22 at 11 p.m.) is headed to MTV2.

A spinoff of the classic Hollywood game show "Hollywood Squares," "Hip Hop Squares" will be hosted by New York radio DJ Peter Rosenberg and will feature performances by Nick Cannon, "Jackass" crew member Bam Margera, singer-songwriter and "The Vampires Diaries" Kat Graham and more.

"Hip Hop Squares is a great representation of MTV2's new brand filter to deliver smart, funny and relevant content that speaks directly to male Millennials' - or 'Malennials' as we call them," Paul Ricci, Head of Programming for MTV2, said in a statement. "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.'"

"Hollywood Squares" has seen many different iterations: It originally aired from 1965–1981 and was hosted by Peter Marshall; then it was brought back from 1986-1989 with John Davidson, who was a panelist on the original "Hollywood Squares," serving as host and Joan Rivers and Howard Stern as center squares at different points; and then, in 1998–2004, it returned with Whoopi Goldberg as the center stage and current "Dancing with the Stars" host Tom Bergeron taking on the hosting duties.

"Hollywood Squares" premieres on Tuesday, May 22 at 11 p.m. ET on MTV2.

CORRECTION: This story inaccurately stated that Bert Parks hosted "Hollywood Squares" originally.

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