It's Showtime at the Apollo

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It's Showtime at the Apollo (1987)
Premiere September 12, 1987
Finale May 31, 2008
Creator Bob Banner
Host Various guest hosts (seasons 1-2; 5-7),
Sinbad (seasons 3-4; 19),
Steve Harvey (seasons 7-13),
Rudy Rush (seasons 14-15),
Monique (seasons 16-19),
Whoopi Goldberg (seasons 20-21)
Network Syndicated
Style 60-minute music variety
Company Apollo Theater Productions,
Bob Banner Associates (seasons 1-9),
Inner City Theater Group (seasons 1-15),
The Heritage Networks (seasons 16-17),
de Passe Entertainment (seasons 18-21),
Telepictures Productions (seasons 18-21)
Seasons 21
Episodes 1,093
Origin USA

It's Showtime at the Apollo is a syndicated variety music television show first broadcast on September 12, 1987 to May 24, 2008 with 1093 episodes and is produced by the Apollo Theater. The show features live performances from both professional and up-and-coming artists, and also features the Amateur Night competition made popular at the famous Apollo Theater in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, where the show is recorded. The series was rebooted as Apollo Live and hosted by comedian Tony Rock. In many cities such as New York (where it aired on WNBC), it often aired after Saturday Night Live on early Sunday mornings, and was often paired with the similarly-syndicated Soul Train.

A live non-televised version of the show takes place every Wednesday (which is the original Apollo Amateur Night competition that has been running for over 70 years), with the taped version of the show for television being recorded in advance on other nights for later airing.

Contents

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
syndicated
Season One September 12, 1987 May 21, 1988 23
Season Two October 1, 1988 July 15, 1989 20
Season Three September 16, 1989 May 19, 1990 24
Season Four September 15, 1990 May 21, 1991 24
Season Five September 14, 1991 May 30, 1992 24
Season Six September 12, 1992 May 22, 1993 24
Season Seven September 11, 1993 June 11, 1994 24
Season Eight September 10, 1994 June 10, 1995 24
Season Nine September 9, 1995 June 1, 1996 24
Season Ten September 7, 1996 May 31, 1997 24
Season Eleven September 20, 1997 June 6, 1998 24
Season Twelve September 19, 1998 May 29, 1999 24
Season Thirteen September 18, 1999 May 27, 2000 24
Season Fourteen September 23, 2000 May 26, 2001 24
Season Fifteen September 22, 2001 May 28, 2002 24
Season Sixteen October 12, 2002 May 17, 2003 24
Season Seventeen October 13, 2003 May 29, 2004 26
Season Eighteen October 16, 2004 June 4, 2005 26
Season Nineteen October 15, 2005 June 3, 2006 24
Season Twenty October 14, 2006 June 02, 2007 26
Season Twenty-One October 13, 2007 May 31, 2008 24

In-Depth

DVD Releases

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