VH1 is launching the new trivia show Celebrity Squares in October, focusing on Black pop culture trivia.
Hosted by actor and comedian DC Young Fly, the 20-episode series will feature celebrity guests Babyface, Bobby Brown, Tiffany Haddish, Kirk Franklin, Bresha Webb, Luenell, Taye Diggs, and more.
The show comes from producers VH1, Jesse Collins Entertainment and Hartbeat productions.
The format brings two contestants together to play Tic-Tac-Toe, as they bank cash and prizes along the way. The player with the most money in their bank at the end of the game will move on to the bonus round for a chance to win a $10,000 cash prize.
The show is executive produced by Kevin Hart, Bryan Smiley and Thai Randolph for Hartbeat and Jesse Collins, Dionne Harmon, Madison Merritt and Elaine Metaxas for Jesse Collins Entertainment. Nile Evans serves as the game show’s showrunner. Tiffany Lea Williams, Angela Aguilera, Mimi Blanchard and Raye Dowell serve as executives for BET.
“This show offers a fresh interpretation of the iconic Hollywood Squares format, with a focus on celebrating Black pop culture. With DC Young Fly’s laugh-out-loud humor, it promises to deliver a fun and exhilarating viewing experience,” said Tiffany Lea Williams, executive vice president of unscripted programming and development at BET.
“DC Young Fly is an extraordinary comedian and we are thrilled to team up with him once again to lead this project,” added Bryan Smiley, chief content officer of Hartbeat productions.
“We hope the audience enjoys watching this series as much as we enjoyed making it,” said Dionne Harmon, president of Jesse Collins Entertainment.
Celebrity Squares premieres Tuesday, Oct. 17, at 8 PM ET/PT on VH1.