Five Historical Facts About 'Celebrity Squares '

Get to know some of the history of VH1's newest show!

DC Young Fly and a panel of celebs help everyday people compete for a cash prize every week on Celebrity Squares. As host, DC Young Fly keeps the game flowing and the panel of celebs, which rotates, often features people like Bresha Webb, Amanda Seales, Kirk Franklin, Eva Marcille, and more.

It’s always a good time, but do you know the history of Celebrity Squares on TV? Here are five quick facts about the iconic game show through the years.

1. Roots in Hollywood Squares:

 "Celebrity Squares" traces its lineage back to the iconic "Hollywood Squares," the sixth spinoff of the original game show that debuted in the mid-60s. The familiar tic-tac-toe competition format has stood the test of time, with two contestants battling for victory.

2. International Influence: Inspired by its success, a British version, aptly named Celebrity Squares, premiered in 1975, following a similar format and contributing to the game show's global popularity.

3. Hip Hop Squares Evolution:

Viacom took a bold step by revamping the concept with "Hip Hop Squares" in 2012 on MTV2, featuring celebrities from the hip-hop world. Hosted by Peter Rosenberg and later by DeRay Davis on VH1, the show eventually evolved into its current BET incarnation, "Celebrity Squares."

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4. DC Young Fly's Journey: DC Young Fly, now the charismatic host of "Celebrity Squares," started as a panelist on the VH1 version of "Hip Hop Squares" in 2017. His journey from panelist to host adds a unique dynamic to the show's evolution.

5. Diverse Inspirations: Beyond direct spinoffs, the Squares concept has inspired various shows, including "Storybook Squares, "The West Virginia Squares," "Nashville Squares," and more. These adaptations showcase the enduring appeal and adaptability of the original format.

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