NEW YORK, NY – January 14, 2019 – WE tv announced today the first-ever live TV event for its popular series, “Growing Up Hip Hop”, with a two-hour interactive special airing on Thursday, January 17th. “Growing Up Hip Hop”, and its successful spinoff “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta” have helped maintain WE tv’s reign as the #1 cable network for African-American women on Thursday nights.
“Growing Up Hip Hop” cast members, including Angela, Vanessa and Jojo Simmons, Romeo Miller, Egypt Criss and Boogie Dash, will answer viewers’ questions via phone and social media, while watching the episodes together in real time. The live TV event, hosted by special guest Sherri Shepherd and featuring two surprise guests, will broadcast throughout the back-to-back original episodes of “Growing Up Hip Hop” at 8pm and 9pm ET/PT.
“We are utilizing the power of WE tv’s live linear platform to deliver an incredible, one-of-a-kind interactive experience for fans of ‘Growing Up Hip Hop,’” said Marc Juris, president of WE tv. “Along with the incomparable Sherri Shepherd, we are connecting our dynamic and charismatic cast in real time with viewers across the country, for the first time ever.”
Currently in its fourth season, “Growing Up Hip Hop” features hip hop’s hottest heirs who serve their iconic parents a feast of scandal and betrayal. This season, things are blowing up in the world of hip hop when scandal, betrayal and a mysterious death of one of hip hop’s royalty all come to light.
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With compelling, can’t miss unscripted shows, WE tv’s programming is fueled by personalities and relationships filled with purpose and passion. WE tv welcomes everyone and creates an inclusive experience across all platforms: on TV, online, on demand, and social media, embracing how today’s digitally savvy, socially engaged audiences connect through content, using it as a catalyst to drive conversation and build community. WE tv is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and its sister channels include AMC, BBC America, IFC and SundanceTV.