Gladys Knight to be judge on new singing series

FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2012 file photo, Gladys Knight arrives at the Pre-GRAMMY Gala & Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis honoring Richard Branson in Beverly Hills, Calif. Knight will be among the 12 celebrity contestants on the next season of the ABC dancing competition, premiering March 19. (AP Photo/Vince Bucci, file)
July 11, 2012 7:46:53 AM PDT
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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