VH1 is entering late night with a live, weekly show starring Marc Lamont Hill, who is both a BET News host and a CNN contributor, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
Furthermore, according to his website, “Dr. Hill is Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Morehouse College. Prior to that, he held positions at Columbia University and Temple University.”
Says THR, “The CNN commentator will anchor the weekly series, called ‘VH1 Live.’ The show, 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 story adds, “The VH1 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.”