Tic-tac-toe just got a lot cooler.
Ice Cube is teaming up with VH1 to put a hip-hop twist on the classic game show Hollywood Squares, it was announced Thursday. The Barbershop actor will executive produce the revival, now called Hip Hop Squares, premiering this fall.
“Hip Hop Squares is going to be fun and spontaneous; unlike typical game shows, viewers should never know what’s going to happen next,” Ice Cube said in a statement. “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.”
A host has yet to be announced, but Hip Hop Squares is expected to feature “the biggest names in hip-hop, comedy, and entertainment” putting their pop culture knowledge to the test in the classic tic-tac-toe format. The original Hollywood Squaresran from 1998 to 2004 on NBC, featuring hosts Peter Marshall and Tom Bergeron.
“Ice Cube is one of the most prolific figures in Hip Hop history and American culture at large,” VH1 and Logo President Chris McCarthy said. “We are thrilled to partner with him and CBS Distribution to reinvent one of America’s most iconic game shows with Hip Hop Squares.”
Hip Hop Squares debuts this fall on VH1.