October 13, 2016

Steve Harvey Is Bringing Back 'Showtime At The Apollo'

Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com

Showtime At the Apollo is returning to Fox on December 5th, hosted by Steve Harvey.

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The show will return with a 2-hour special, and be followed up by a second, one-hour Showtime at The Apollo special in January 2017.

Writer and producer Reginald Hudlin along with the shows original executive director and producer Don Weiner, will both serve as executive producers and direct the special.

Showtime At The Apollo first aired as a weekly special in 1987. It aired from September 12, 1987 to May 24, 2008 with a total of 1,093 episodes. It's amateur night helped launched the careers of many stars, including Stevie Wonder, D'Angelo, Lauryn Hill and the Jackson Five amongst many others. Harvey originally served as host from the show from 1993-2000.

“I’m excited to be going back home to the Apollo to celebrate the history of this great theater,” said Harvey. “I have great memories from my time there, and this is going to be a homecoming party that you won’t want to miss.”

What are your thoughts on the relaunch? Will you be tuning in?

Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website www.theconscioustip.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

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