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Veteran singer Gladys Knight to be judge on new Centric series 'Apollo Live'; debuts this fall

FILE - This May 20, 2012 file photo, singer Gladys Knight arrives at the 2012 Billboard Awards at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nev. Centric announced Wednesday, July 11, 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. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
July 11, 2012 - 8:59 AM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - 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.

Knight joins previously announced judges Doug E. Fresh and Michael Bivins of New Edition and Bell Biv DeVoe.

"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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