FOX has given a series order to a revival of classic variety series “Showtime at the Apollo” with comedian Steve Harvey set to host.
The series order follows two ‘Apollo’ specials Fox aired in December and January that served as test runs for a new series. The new iteration is slated to premiere in the 2017-18 season.
“Showtime at the Apollo” aired as a syndicated television show from 1987 to 2008 and featured music, comedy, dance and other acts. Harvey served as its host from 1993 to 2000.
The Apollo’s weekly Amateur Night competition has been running for 82 years and helped launch the careers of artists such as James Brown, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, Michael Jackson and The Jackson Five, and D’Angelo.