Showtime at the Apollo is officially back and will air on Fox as a one-hour weekly series for the 2017-18 broadcast season. Like previous episodes, comedian/actor Steve Harvey will reprise his role as host.
“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. “But our mission is a little different this time around. 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. That’s what the Apollo is all about. My roots are on that stage and I can’t wait to be there every week, looking for great talent. Who said you can’t go back home again?”
The Apollo Theater’s legendary Amateur Night is now in its 82nd year. The stage launched the careers of James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson, D’Angelo and many others.
Fox previously aired two Showtime at the Apollo specials this season, both were hosted by Harvey.