MTV2 today announced a new slate of late-night Friday programming built around comedians and hip-hop, including the first TV series from World Star Hip Hop, a sketch comedy series, and a special live season of Uncommon Sense hosted by Charlamagne Tha God.
“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,” said 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.”
- World Star TV, a 10-episode weekly series, debuts Friday, Feb. 3, 2017, at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Comedian CP (aka Chris Powell) will host. You’ve seen him on All Def Digital’s recent HBO stand-up showcase special, All Def Comedy, as well as the FOX series Empire. CP will moderate discussions with comedians and others from World Star’s VIP lounge to introduce and talk about clips from World Star Hip Hop. The series also will include sketch comedy, man-on-the-street segments and celebrity guest rappers.
- ADD-TV, a sketch comedy and clip showcase from All Def Digital, will air three half-hour specials at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT following World Star TV.
- Starting Feb. 24, Uncommon Sense Live will premiere in that 11:30 p.m. slot, now broadcasting live with Charlamagne Tha God from MTV headquarters in Times Square, New York City.
The All Def Digital YouTube page includes series such as Teddy vs. DoBoy, Roast Me, For the First Time, Is It True?, Hood Lessons, and Dr. Reasons. Here is their current playlist of sketch comedy: