VH1 To Launch Hot 97 New York TV Series
VH1 today announced that a Docu-Comedy Reality series “This Is Hot 97” will debut on Monday, March 31 at 10:30pm.
The show will feature the staff of the station including Program Director Ebro Darden, Angie Martinez, Funkmaster Flex, and morning host Peter Rosenberg along with appearances from musicians such as Macklemore, Wale, Rick Ross, and Kanye West.
The VH1 synopsis of the series describes it as,
Known as the place “Where Hip Hop Lives,” New York’s globally recognized #1 radio station HOT 97 is teaming up with VH1 to take viewers on a behind-the-scenes look into the Big Apple’s go-to destination for Hip Hop and R&B with the debut of “This Is HOT 97.” Premiering on VH1 March 31 at 10:30 PM ET/ PT, “This Is HOT 97? is a 30-minute unscripted comedy series that gives viewers a look inside this iconic radio brand. HOT 97 is the global mecca of Hip Hop and R&B music, and this crew functions more as a family than a group of coworkers – they go hard for each other, but above all they live, eat and breathe HOT 97. The series will also feature cameos from the well-known celebrities who regularly visit HOT 97 as on-air guests including Kanye West, Macklemore, Rick Ross, Mack Wilds, Wale and many more. Each episode of “This Is HOT 97? will draw upon the ambitions, rivalries and quirky personalities of the cast to capture all of the comedic and sometimes downright awkward moments that happen at the station on a daily basis. Tune in to the series premiere of “This Is HOT 97? Monday, March 31 at 10:30 PM ET/ PT on VH1.
“This Is HOT 97? is executive produced by Mona Scott-Young for Monami Entertainment and Toby Barraud, Stefan Springman, Mala Chapple and Ian Gelfand for Eastern. Susan Levison, Brad Abramson and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for VH1. Co-executive producer for Eastern is David Digangi and Vivian Gomez is coordinating producer for VH1.
A preview of the series can be seen here: