Showtime at the Apollo

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  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 1 Season
  • 6.0  (186)

Showtime at the Apollo was a popular television series that aired from 1987 to 2008. Originally broadcast on FOX and hosted by Steve Harvey, the show was a platform for aspiring singers, comedians, and other performers to showcase their talents in front of a live audience at the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem.

The show was a huge hit from the very beginning, thanks to its unique format and the incredible energy that the audience brought to each episode. From the moment the performers stepped onto the stage, they were met with cheers, jeers, and plenty of other reactions that could make or break their performance.

But it wasn't just the Apollo audience that made the show special. Host Steve Harvey was a charismatic and entertaining emcee, who kept the show moving along at a brisk pace while offering his own commentary on the performances. Alongside Harvey was Kiki Shepard, who served as the show's co-host and often interacted with the audience and performers.

One of the most memorable aspects of Showtime at the Apollo was the "Amateur Night" segment, where undiscovered performers could audition for a chance to be featured on the show. These audition segments were always filled with tension and excitement, as performers had to win over the notoriously tough Apollo crowd in order to make it to the main stage.

Once on the main stage, performers had just a few minutes to wow the audience and win their votes. If they didn't impress the crowd, they were mercilessly booed off the stage, often to the sound of the famous "Sandman" sweeping them off with a broom. But if they were able to capture the hearts of the audience, they were met with thunderous applause and the chance to perform again in a future episode.

While many of the performers on Showtime at the Apollo were aspiring artists looking for their big break, the show also featured established acts and celebrities from time to time. Comedian Sinbad was a frequent guest on the show, and other notable performers included Patti LaBelle, Boyz II Men, and Luther Vandross.

Over its 21-year run, Showtime at the Apollo became a beloved institution among audiences and performers alike. It was a place where anyone could come and showcase their talents, and where the thrill of live performance was always front and center. Even today, the show is remembered fondly as a true cultural touchstone of its time.

In conclusion, Showtime at the Apollo was a groundbreaking and influential television show that showcased the talents of undiscovered performers from all walks of life. Hosted by Steve Harvey and co-host Kiki Shepard, the show was a platform for aspiring performers to showcase their talents in front of a live audience at the iconic Apollo Theater in Harlem. With its unique format, unforgettable performances, and unforgettable audience, Showtime at the Apollo remains one of the most beloved and iconic shows in television history.

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Seasons
Finale
12. Finale
May 24, 2018
SHOWTIME AT THE APOLLO, which showcases the world-famous Apollo Theater's legendary long-running, live talent competition and provides a platform for up-and-coming artists, comes to a spectacular conclusion. On tonight's season finale, hosted by Steve Harvey and co-hosted by Adrienne Houghton, the best of the best, who previously won over the toughest audience in the world this season, will return to perform one more time for a chance at headlining their very own show at the Apollo.
Week 11
11. Week 11
May 17, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 10
10. Week 10
May 10, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 9
9. Week 9
May 3, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 8
8. Week 8
April 19, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 7
7. Week 7
April 12, 2018
Up-and-coming artists perform in front of a tough audience to get a chance at headlining their own show at the Apollo Theater.
Week 6
6. Week 6
April 5, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 5
5. Week 5
March 29, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 4
4. Week 4
March 22, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 3
3. Week 3
March 15, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Week 2
2. Week 2
March 8, 2018
Performers with various talents compete in hopes of winning over the Apollo crowd and having the opportunity to come back in the season finale for a chance at headlining their very own show at the legendary Apollo Theater.
Premiere
1. Premiere
March 1, 2018
Steve Harvey is joined by Adrienne Houghton as a series of performers attempt to find success in front of the critical crowd at the Apollo Theatre.
Description
  • Premiere Date
    March 1, 2018
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (186)