Jamie Foxx is Bringing Back "Showtime at the Apollo"
Wed, 24 Aug 2011 10:50:24
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is exhuming the talent show Showtime at the Apollo for a new generation.
Foxx has teamed up with the BET network to revamp the show, which originally aired for 21 years before it was removed from the air in 2008.
Foxx was among the stars that made triumphant early appearances at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, where the show was filmed. The A-list likes of Mariah Carey, the late The Notorious B.I.G., Ashanti, Chris Rock, Mary J. Blige, R. Kelly, and LL Cool J also appeared on the show at one point or another.
The singer/actor took to the stage at the famous venue for a charity fundraiser over the weekend to make the announcement, saying, "The Apollo did it long before American Idol, except the audience were the judges." He has a point there. This show was about the fans in the seats and their opinions of the performers on the stage!
Foxx will serve as an executive producer of the exhumed Showtime at the Apollo.
Will you watch the revamped Showtime at the Apollo?