Showtime at the Apollo (FOX) – Premieres 1st March
Revived variety show hosted by Steve Harvey, where performers show off their act to the Apollo crowd who decide who should move on to the final and get the chance to win the opportunity to play as a headlining act there.
Like with every show where Steve Harvey hosts, he brings up the performers to the stage, has a chat with them, pull a couple of perplexed faces and then lets them do their thing. During the act the performers can be stopped if the crowd begin to turn on them, if they don’t they go through the vote at the end of the show. There the acts deemed good enough are lined up, and the one that gets the largest response from the crowd goes through to the final.
The show is a pretty standard take on the variety show format, where the acts they showcase are nowhere near as weird as the ones seen on the The Gong Show, though that said they’re not as entertaining either.