Classic stand-up comedy series Showtime at the Apollo is set to return in a two-hour special tonight on Fox.
Steve Harvey is set to host the new two-hour Showtime at the Apollo special, which features both well-known and amateur acts performing. Harvey hosted seven seasons of the original series, which aired from 1987-2008.
"I'm excited to be going back home to the Apollo to celebrate the history of this great theater," says 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."
"Don't miss an unforgettable night when comedy icons Tracy Morgan, Mike Epps and Gabriel Iglesias; rappers Doug E. Fresh and Rakim; and classic musical acts Bell Biv DeVoe and En Vogue return home to the Apollo stage on 'Showtime at the Apollo,'" says Fox. "Along with the well-known acts, the special will showcase 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. The Apollo audience is famed as one of entertainment's most boisterous and brutally honest and those amateurs who don't win over the crowd risk being booed off the stage."
This is one of two Showtime at the Apollo specials set to air on Fox. The other is set to air in early 2017, with a date yet to be released. Depending on the ratings success of Monday night's special, it's possible that more episodes/specials will be ordered, but there are no plans announced beyond the one 2017 special.
Showtime at the Apollo is set to premiere at 8/7c on Fox. Fox also has a live stream on its website, which you can find here. If you can't watch it live, you will likely be able to watch the special Tuesday morning on the Fox NOW app or the Fox website.
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