Showtime at the Apollo

  • 2002
  • hip-hop & rap, r&b

Crowds react to amateur performances at the venerable New York theater. Although the formats are basically the same, this new series shouldn't be confused with `It's Showtime at the Apollo,' which changed its name to `Showtime in Harlem' before being canceled in 2003. Comedienne Mo'Nique, who got her TV break in 1989 on `It's Showtime at the Apollo,' ho (more…)

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First Aired: January 25, 2003

Performers include Nile Rodgers, Cuba Gooding Sr. (of the Main Ingredient), spoken-word artist Poetri, Christopher Reid and Kid Quest, and comedian Reggie Carroll. Mo'Nique hosts.

MIXED-ISH - In "mixed-ish," Rainbow Johnson recounts her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the '80s and the constant dilemmas they had to face over whether to assimilate or stay true to themselves. Bow's parents Paul and Alicia decide to move from a hippie commune to the suburbs to better provide for their family. As her parents struggle with the challenges of their new life, Bow and her siblings navigate a mainstream school in which they're perceived as neither black nor white. This family's experiences illuminate the challenges of finding one's own identity when the rest of the world can't decide where you belong. (ABC/Kelsey McNeal)
MYKAL-MICHELLE HARRIS, ARICA HIMMEL, ETHAN WILLIAM CHILDRESS

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