First Look: Apollo Live Returns for 2014 Season

Michael Bivins, Gladys Knight, Doug E. Fresh and Tony Rock return for an all-new season of "Apollo Live" this Summer.

Slated to premiere Tuesday, July 1, "Apollo Live" marks the legendary Apollo Theater’s return to television after the successful 21-year run of the popular Showtime at the Apollo and is taped in front of a live audience at the Theater.

"The series will draw upon elements and traditions from the Apollo’s long-running weekly live Amateur Night show, including audience voting, and the infamous “Executioner” who sweeps unsuccessful performers off the stage. APOLLO LIVE is a BET Production and is executive produced by Jamie Foxx, Marcus King and Don Weiner," reports BET.

"Apollo Live" will air Tuesday nights, beginning July 1, at 10 p.m. on BET.