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BET and Centric Bring Back “Showtime At the Apollo” With Tony Rock as Host

For all you fans who loved the Television show “Showtime At the Apollo” I have great news for you, — the show is headed back to TV.


For nearly eight decades, the Apollo Theater has served as a launch pad for a series of successful entertainers including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, James Brown, The Jackson 5, The Isley Brothers, Luther Vandross, and Lauryn Hill. Showtime At the Apollo originally aired from 1987 to 2008 capturing millions of fans each week.

Now You Can Become Apart of That Legacy! Click Here For Details… 

I can remember when I was a child and would stay up every Saturday night to watch the show hoping one day I would be a contestant on the show. Now the people over at BET and Centric plain to bring it back making it better than ever.

Executive producers Jamie Foxx, Marcus King, and Don Weiner have put a fresh spin on the classic “Amateur Night” variety show. The show is now hosted by comedian Tony Rock (Chris Rock Lil Brother). The audience is somewhat still in controls of who wins, however this time around they will have  help from celebrity judges.

The judges are Michael Bivins from New Edition and hip hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh. P.S. Just so yall know the Sandman will be back!!!






Have more questions about the audition process? Please visit our FAQ page here! 



See here for contestant rules, regulations and eligibility requirements. 


Please make sure to print out the Application Packet and bring the completed Application Packet to the audition along with at least one form of photo ID and at least one form of government-issued ID (for example, you may furnish a birth certificate and driver’s license or a birth certificate and a passport or a birth certificate and a school ID card). Please note that you will not be able to audition without providing two (2) forms of identification. If you are not a U.S. citizen please bring proof of legal residence.

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 will be 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.

So here’s a RECAP:

1. Check out the audition dates above.


2. Check out the FAQ’s.

3. Fill out and print the Application Form here or HERE, or fill out an application at the auditions.

4. Download, print out and sign the Contestant Release Form.

5. Bring everything with you to the audition, good luck!





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