The Hollywood Reporter reports that CNN correspondent and BET News host Marc Lamont Hill will be hosting his very own late night talk show. Starting on Sunday, July 17, Hill will be found on VH1 taking the lead of a new weekly program called VH1 Live. The deal will keep Hill as a Viacom employee following his tenure as the host of BET News.

Hill will combine his experience commenting on race, sports and politics with the use of audience participation and social media commentary during his live broadcasts. A pop culture and entertainment news spin aspect will also be added to fit into VH1’s audience, according to VH1.com.

The series will be produced by Embassy Row, which is a part of Sony Pictures Television .

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