Green’s Dictionary of Slang

show, the n.

(US black) a state of prominence, ‘the spotlight’.

[US]B. Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 90: I be goddamned if you ain’t in the show every Saturday raising hell.
[US]Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] show, the Definition: the spotlight, in the big time such as movies or T.V. Example: See, this is the type of nigga always tryin’ to get in the show.