Series 1 of the hip-hop based show, which aired in October, was met with good feedback, prompting the second series. ITV notes: “The first series proved hugely popular with ITV2 viewers and was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award this year in the Entertainment category.”
The producers describe the format as follows: “Filmed in a gig-environment and hosted by Jordan Stephens, two teams made up of comedians, Hip Hop legends and celebrity Hip Hop lovers battle it out in front of a live audience for the ultimate prize: bragging rights!”
The new series, which will comprise of seven episodes, 45 minutes each, will be shown on ITV2 this autumn.
ITV’s Head of Digital Channels, Paul Mortimer, comments: “Don’t Hate The Playaz and The Stand Up Sketch Show were creative and original commissions for ITV2 and we’re delighted both shows resonated with our younger audience.”
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