Motown Live

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Motown Live
Genre Variety show
Created by Robert Townsend
Written by Rita Cash
Directed by Terri McCoy
Starring Robert Townsend, Montell Jordan, Kevin Alexander Stea
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13
Executive producer(s) Tzvi Small
Producer(s) Michael Levitt
Running time 60 minutes
Original network Fox
Original release September 28, 1998 (1998-09-28) – September 1, 1999 (1999-09-01)

Motown Live is an American television series showcasing live performances by music artists in the areas of rhythm & blues, hip hop, and popular music. The show had 13 episodes from 1998-1999.[1][2] [3]

The show was hosted by Robert Townsend and Montell Jordan. The format featured several Motown Live Dancers opening and closing the show, and backup artists. The show included some comedy sketches between artist appearances.

Ricky Minor (current music director for American Idol) was music and house band director.

Motown Live Dancers included Lisa Joann Thompson, Faune Chambers, Carmit Bachar, and Kevin Stea.

The show had 13 episodes from 1998 to 1998.[4]

The show was in syndication until 2000 and was distributed by Universal Worldwide Television.



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  2. ^ The Internet Movie Database. "Motown Live". IMDb. 
  3. ^ Television. "Motown Live". New York Times newspaper. 
  4. ^ Kevin Stea. "Motown Live Dancers". YouTube.