Previously, Fox aired two ‘Showtime At The Apollo’ specials, and now the network has committed to the revival of the show. It will come back as a weekly series for the 2017-2018 broadcast schedule. Steve Harvey hosted the show back when it was on NBC, and now he will be set to host the FOX iteration of ‘Apollo.’ The show, which is formatted like a talent search, has introduced the world to entertainers and musicians like Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Lauryn Hill, James Brown, and more.
Harvey spoke on how the specials pushed him to want to do more, saying, “We all had such a blast on the two specials that aired earlier this season, that we thought it really deserved being a weekly event. But our mission is a little different this time around. Instead of just putting on a great show, we’re going to do that and find the next great comic and the next big music star. That’s what the Apollo is all about. My roots are on that stage and I can’t wait to be there every week, looking for great talent. Who said you can’t go back home again?” Although they have made the announcement of the show’s return, no time for the show’s air date has been set.