Sometimes randomness can be a really good thing. Take the new MTV2 game show Hip-Hop Squares, set to premiere tonight at 11 p.m. EST. As recently as a few months ago, the idea of resurrecting Hollywood Squares was in no casual, nostalgic television addict’s head, nor was there any shred of imagination working to picture the likes of Ghostface Killah, Biz Markie, Machine Gun Kelly, and Bam Margera occupying the seats once used by Jim J. Bullock, John Davidson, and perennial center square Joan Rivers.
But that’s exactly what’s happened, and we’re all for it. With New York City radio personality Peter Rosenberg in the old Shadoe Stevens host role, Hip-Hop Squares should once again breathe life into tic-tac-toe. Bonus points for giving Ghostface a platform to bless the masses with more “words of wisdom,” even if it’s in the forms of wrong answers.
Why stop there, though? If Hip-Hop Squares is a ratings triumph, MTV2 and other TV networks will surely be looking for ways to emulate the success. Here, we offer a gang of options with our list of 10 Game Shows We Want To See Hip-Hop Versions Of.
Written by Matt Barone (@MBarone)