*in our Martin voice* You go boy!
Journalist and TV personality Marc Lamont Hill is the latest public figure to snag himself a brand new talk show and we couldn’t be happier for him.
VH1 is the latest network to throw it’s hat into the late night talk show realm and the first show to be added to their roster is VH1 Live. The show which will be produced by Embassy Row (Watch What Happens Live, Talking Dead), will deliver pop culture spin on entertainment news and gossip. The series debuts Sunday, July 17, at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
The series comes as VH1 has continued to post gains under new president Chris McCarthy, with nine of the top 20 reality shows among viewers 18-34 and 18-49. Among VH1’s latest additions is a weekly talk show featuring Amber Rose and executive produced by Dr. Phil. The network has been doubling down on content of late, reviving America’s Next Top Model and handing out a straight-to-series order based on Star Jones’ saga at The View starring actress Vanessa Williams in addition to ordering original film”The Breaks” as an ongoing scripted drama series.
This new deal keeps Marc Lamont Hill in the Viacom fold after serving as a BET News host. The new VH1 talk show will see the Ivy League-educated host infuse his opinions and wit with what’s billed as a “raw street savvy ” approach to the subject matter. The audience and social media also will play a role in the conversation, with Hill set to be joined by some of VH1’s biggest stars to get exclusive, behind-the-scenes buzz on the cable network’s top-rated shows.
By Monique C. Tillman