Martes, 19 Junio, 2018

'Showtime at the Apollo' to be weekly Fox series next season

'Showtime at the Apollo' goes weekly on FOX in 2017-18 Steve Harvey to host weekly 'Showtime at the Apollo'
Tobias Pedroso | 19 Abril, 2017, 23:18

Harvey, who also fronts NBC's Little Big Shots and spinoff Forever Young as well as ABC's Celebrity Family Feud and the upcoming Funderdome in addition to several syndicated series, seems nearly too extended to add another gig at this point.

Fox is teaming up with Steve Harvey, who apparently is on a quest to set a record for hosting the most primetime shows, for the weekly series Showtime at the Apollo.

"We all had such a blast on the two specials that aired earlier this season, that we thought it really deserved being a weekly event", Harvey said Monday in a statement.

Featured in the series are elements from the Apollo's legendary Amateur Night - the long-running, live talent competition, now in its 82nd year - which provides a platform for up-and-coming artists to perform in front of the toughest audience in the world. Instead of just putting on a great show, we're going to do that and find the next great comic and the next big music star.

FOX aired a two-hour "Showtime at the Apollo" special in December, followed by a one-hour showcase in February.

Like the recent specials, the series will be hosted by Steve Harvey, the Big Four's new de facto emcee. "My roots are on that stage and I can't wait to be there every week, looking for great talent".

Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will serve as host. The stage launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, D'Angelo and others. FOX announces its 2017-18 lineup on May 15 at its upfront presentation.

The new series will be executive-produced by Jim Roush and Chris Wagner for the Roush-Wagner Company, with Reginald Hudlin and James McKinlay also will executive-producing and serving as showrunners.