WorldStar Hip-Hop Lands Its Own Television Series on MTV2
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Remember the days of rushing to refresh your World Star Hip Hop page to see the latest in ratchet moments? Well, watching your favorite OMG and WTF moments will no longer be limited to a 15-inch laptop or eight-inch tablet. World Star Hip-Hop is partnering with MTV2 to launch its new 10-episode television series, World Star TV.
Beginning Feb 3, Chris Powell aka Comedian CP, who recently appeared on All Def Digital’s All Def Comedy and FOX’s hit series, Empire, will host World Star’s first 10-week TV episodes. The series features Chris alongside various comedians, correspondents and cultural tastemakers “who will offer hilarious commentary on the funniest clips from the wildly popular digital destination, World Star Hip Hop,” says the network. World Star TV “will also include original sketches and man-on-the-street segments, along with celebrity guests from a pool of today’s hottest names in rap.”
Russell Simmons will also join MTV2’s new lineup with a three-part series called ADD-TV, a 30-minute sketch comedy series; and of course, Charlamagne Tha God will be returning for another season of Uncommon Sense, which will take over after Simmons’ series wraps.
“These new shows from two of the noisiest and most relevant digital brands speak to the same young, diverse audience as MTV2, and working to bring their voices to TV is a natural fit,” says Eli Lehrer, Head of Development for MTV and Executive Vice President of MTV2. “A new live version of ‘Uncommon Sense’ is an exciting reinvention of the show that will allow Charlamagne to showcase his unique skill-set and tremendous hosting talent.”
Be sure to tune in starting Friday, Feb. 3.