The Apollo Theater Shines Anew for the Next Generation of Rising Stars

CENTRIC Showcases a New Class of Talent with "APOLLO LIVE" Premiering Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 PM*

Hosted By Tony Rock and Executive Produced By Academy Award-Winner Jamie Foxx, the Series Features Grammy Award-Winner Gladys Knight, Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins As Mentors to Hopeful Contestants

Aug 07, 2012, 11:44 ET from CENTRIC

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the historical legacy of the famed Apollo Theater to give a stage to future stars, CENTRIC announced today the debut of the new original series APOLLO LIVE.  Hosted by funny man Tony Rock, the six-episode series premieres Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 PM* – with a special sneak preview simulcast on BET and CENTRIC on Sunday, November 25 at 11:00  PM* following the SOUL TRAIN AWARDS.  The show's expert talent advisers legendary songstress and Grammy Award winner Gladys Knight, hip-hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh and R&B hit maker Michael Bivins will give guidance to each hopeful contestant as they aspire to jumpstart their careers.  The winning contestant from each episode, chosen by the electric live audience, will be rewarded with a cash prize.

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Executive produced by Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx  along with  Marcus King and Don Weiner, the series put a fresh spin on the classic variety show "Amateur Night" at Harlem's iconic venue, including a talent showcase and a singing competition and promises a bevy of special guest appearances and star performances.   

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