Gladys Knight Scores Lead Judge on Singing Competition ‘Apollo Live’
NEW YORK (AP) - Move over Jennifer Lopez, a veteran singing diva is joining the ranks of judges on reality TV: Gladys Knight.
BET's sister network Centric announced Wednesday that 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.
"Apollo Live" is executive produced by Jamie Foxx. Comedian-actor Tony Rock will host the show.
Centric said a reward for the series' winner has not been determined.
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