Showtime At Apollo Is Coming Back !!!! Steve Harvey Is To Host The 2 Hour Special Coming In 2017 !
|Showtime At Apollo Is Coming Back !!!! Steve |
Harvey Is To Host The 2 Hour Special Coming In 2017 !
The comedian, who will be joined in the special by comedy and music stars, has a personal connection to the Apollo theater where he launched his career. He also will host a second, one-hour Showtime At The Apollo special to air on Fox in early 2017.
Luckily for fans of the original Showtime at the Apollo, the special event won't just be an excuse to assemble a bunch of celebrities to perform. The famous Apollo Amateur Night will be showcased as well.
Up-and-coming artists will brave the tough crowds of the Apollo theater to take a shot at
Unlike other talent competitions, the judging at Amateur Night doesn't come from a panel of judges or viewers phoning in from home. It all comes down to booing or cheering at the Apollo.
The original Showtime at the Apollo was a syndicated series that ran for 21 seasons and 1093 episodes from 1987 to 2008.
Performances at the Apollo Theater have continued, and Amateur Night is currently in its 82nd year. The Fox specials should give a taste of what a night at the Apollo can be like for viewers who don't have the opportunity to visit.
An earlier attempt to bring the series back never panned out, so hopefully this revival of Showtime at the Apollo will be able to recapture some of the thrills that made the original series so much fun to watch.
Check out our fall TV premiere schedule to see what you can catch on the small screen to pass the time until the first Showtime at the Apollo special hits the airwaves on Fox.
Steve Harvey makes sense as the host for Showtime at the Apollo's big return. The comedian's big break came thanks to his appearances on the show, and he hosted from 1993 - 2000.
He's definitely enough of a household name that he should be able to attract an audience. Harvey may be best known nowadays for his infamous flub when he declared the wrong Miss Universe winner in 2015, but it hasn't put an end to his success in the spotlight.