The show’s first live in-studio guests are Hip-Hop sensation Drake, as well as the cast of the forthcoming film The Social Network (Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake).
“MTV has played a pivotal part in my career from the beginning and I look forward to being a part of ‘The Seven’ from the start,” Drake told AllHipHop.com in a statement about the new program.
In addition to the news, “The Seven”, which will be a daily, half-hour live studio based show, will also feature live interviews and performances.
The Seven is hosted by former Chicago radio personality Kevin Manno and former “Mets Weekly” host Julie Alexandria and is taped in front of a studio audience in New York’s Times Square.
“It’s become nearly impossible for our audience to keep track of all the issues that matter to them,” said Steve Tseckares, Senior Vice President of Special Programming and Production, MTV. “The Seven will cut through the clutter and serve as a daily curator of the seven must-know items of the day.”
“The Seven” is set to air today at 4:00pm CDT.