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Season 1

  • S01E01 Meet Sherman

    • July 31, 2019
    • IFC

    Meet Sherman introduces Sherman McDaniels, host of Sherman's Showcase. John Legend walks us through a history of The Showcase - from Sherman's parentage, to the origin of the show, with highlights throughout the show's run from 1972-present day.

  • S01E02 The Showcase Dancers

    • July 31, 2019
    • IFC

    Host, Nigel Lythgoe introduces the dancers of Sherman's Showcase and shares significant moments in the series, including marriages between dancers, dancer-based controversies, and the show's only robotic dancer, the Funk-A-Tron 2000.

  • S01E03 Behind the Charade

    • August 7, 2019
    • IFC

    Host Morris Day, documents the rise, fall and rise of iconic pop star, Charade, from his discovery on Sherman's Showcase through his historic 2007 comeback.

  • S01E04 Enemies

    • August 14, 2019
    • IFC

    Sherman reflects on his many haters over the decades as we dig into the rivalries and feuds of The Showcase. Turns out, genuine friendship is a rare commodity in showbiz, especially if you're talking about frenemies John Legend and Common.

  • S01E05 The Ladies of The Showcase

    • August 21, 2019
    • IFC

    Host Mary J. Blige introduces just some of the female artists who used Sherman's Showcase as a launchpad for their careers. Performances include an unusual rap battle, a black girl magic act, and a performance by Mary herself.

  • S01E06 July 8, 1995

    • August 28, 2019
    • IFC

    A very '90s episode of "Sherman's Showcase from July 8, 1995. Sherman's producer called it "the single best episode in the history of the show." Performers include Big Freddy Payne, a go-go band and a trailer for a movie about Montell Jordan.

  • S01E07 White Music

    • September 4, 2019
    • IFC

    An aging punk singer explores the many different white artists who have performed on "Sherman's Showcase." Sherman used his show as a platform to try and bridge the racial gap. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it was awkward.

  • S01E08 Ray J's Showcase

    • September 11, 2019
    • IFC

    In the season finale, Sherman is shocked to find himself in a world turned upside down, where Ray J is the host of his Showcase. Sherman races to uncover what triggered this alternate universe and finds himself face-to-face with an unexpected foe.