Wednesday, July 11, 2012
BET’s sister network Centric announced Wednesday that Gladys Knight will work as the “lead judge” on “Apollo Live.” The new series is a singing competition at New York’s famed Apollo Theater and puts a new spin on the venue’s popular “Amateur Night” showcase. It will debut in the fall.
Gladys joins previously announced judges Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins.
“Apollo Live” is executive produced by Jamie Foxx, and will be hosted by Tony Rock.
Centric said a reward for the series’ winner has not been determined.