The long-running talent show “Showtime at the Apollo” will be back on TV discovering talents soon. According to Deadline, cable network BET is finalizing a deal for a pilot order to revive the variety show, which will be executive produced by Jamie Foxx and the show’s original executive producer/director Don Weiner.
Following Weiners departure from Showtime at the Apollo to work on unscripted series, including Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, the show went through several producing teams and hosts before ending its 21-year run in 2008. Weiner recently tracked down the rights to the franchise, now owned by the nonprofit Apollo Theater Foundation, and acquired them.
Foxx, who has his hands in several TV projects, was booed off the Apollo stage as a young comedian but that didn’t stop him from committing to the project.
So if all you “Showtime” lovers would like to see this show back in full effect, you have to tune in to help the pilot become a success. Also, the show will continue along the same vein of tradition and will feature the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night.