'Sherman's Showcase': Sneak Peek at Stars Galore in IFC's New Variety Series (PHOTOS)

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Drawing inspiration from dance/variety shows Solid GoldSoul Train and Rowan & Martin’s LaughIn, each episode of Sherman’s Showcase is hosted by Sherman McDaniels, as he takes viewers through time via music and comedy drawn from the 40-year library of a legendary (but fictional) musical variety show.

Premiering on Wednesday, July 31, it’s a who’s who of movies, music, sports and entertainment, including two EGOT winners, and multiple award-winning artists, actors and entertainers.

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Guest starring in the series’ first season are (alphabetically): Andrew “King Bach” Bachelor; Common, Morris Day, Tiffany Haddish, Lil Rel Howery, Quincy Jones, Mike Judge, Kenny and Keith Lucas, John Legend, Nigel Lythgoe, Curt Menefee, Vic Mensa, Tawny Newsome, Ne-Yo, Ray Parker, Jr., Mario Van Peebles, Damon Wayans, Jr., Marlon Wayans, and Bresha Webb.

Whether it’s a questionably-attired funk supergroup in the 1970s, an up-and-coming MC in the 1980s, or an R&B diva from the 1990s, Sherman’s Showcase has it all: music, comedy, gameshow segments, political roundtables, commercial parodies, breakout hits destined to climb the charts, a dancing robot and a legendary host who’s been there from the beginning.

Click through the gallery above for a sneak peek at the new series!

Sherman’s Showcase, Premiere, Wednesday, July 31, 10/9c, IFC