FOX’s highest-rated series, The Masked Singer, is returning for its fifth season this March. Comedian Niecy Nash kicks off the new episodes (while regular host Nick Cannon is sidelined by COVID-19) and Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke return as judges.
Meanwhile, Wayne Brady, who won the second season of Masked Dancer, is hosting his own variety game show. On Game of Talents, two teams of contestants try to win a big cash prize while they figure out the unexpected hidden talents of some mystery performers.
Both series debut on Wednesday, March 10th. Here are some additional details about the upcoming FOX show premieres:
ALL-NEW SERIES “GAME OF TALENTS” JOINS TELEVISION’S #1 SHOW, “THE MASKED SINGER,” FOR A NIGHT OF HIDDEN (AND MASKED!) TALENT, BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, ON FOX
Emmy Award Winner Niecy Nash to Kick Off Game-Changing Fifth Season of THE MASKED SINGER as Guest Host; Emmy Award Winner Wayne Brady to Host GAME OF TALENTS
The game-changing fifth season of the hit singing competition series THE MASKED SINGER debuts Wednesday, March 10 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the series premiere of the all-new unscripted variety show GAME OF TALENTS (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), for a night of hidden (and masked!) talent on FOX. Emmy Award winner Niecy Nash will serve as guest host to kick off Season Five of THE MASKED SINGER, and Emmy Award winner – and THE MASKED SINGER Season Two winner Wayne Brady – will host GAME OF TALENTS.
Emmy Award nominee THE MASKED SINGER is the #1 entertainment show on television, averaging a 2.3 Most Current rating (tied with “This Is Us” and “Grey’s Anatomy”), and 11.5 million multi-platform viewers last season. Last Thanksgiving, THE MASKED SINGER delivered a 4.2/24 Live + 7 Day rating and 13.6 million viewers, marking television’s #1 entertainment telecast this season and driving FOX to win its first Thanksgiving night in 10 years. In February 2020, its Season Three post-Super Bowl LIV premiere drew a massive audience of more than 27 million viewers.
THE MASKED SINGER is hosted by Nick Cannon and will feature guest host Niecy Nash this season, along with panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke. Celebrities who have performed on the show include T-Pain, LeAnn Rimes, Gladys Knight, Donny Osmond, Seal, Patti LaBelle, Drew Carey, Lil Wayne, Mickey Rourke, Rob Gronkowski, Wayne Brady, Tori Spelling, Dionne Warwick and many, many more!
Taking the awe, wonder and spectacle of a large-scale variety show and infusing it with a clue-centered, high-intensity investigative game, GAME OF TALENTS is a new hybrid series like you’ve never seen. Produced by Fremantle and based on its hit international format, the series pits two teams of contestants against each other as they attempt to figure out the surprising, mesmerizing – and sometimes bizarre – hidden talents of the mystery performers. With more than $200,000 on the line, can the contestants spot the fire dancer from the spider wrangler or the gospel singer from the contortionist? Can you?? This is GAME OF TALENTS!
THE MASKED SINGER is produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment. James Breen, Craig Plestis, Rosie Seitchik and Nick Cannon serve as executive producers. James Breen serves as showrunner. The series is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp.
GAME OF TALENTS is produced by Fremantle. Executive producers include Jeff Apploff (BEAT SHAZAM, MENTAL SAMURAI) and Wayne Brady (“Let’s Make A Deal,” “Whose “Line Is It Anyway?”).
Catch up on the current season of THE MASKED SINGER with On Demand, FOX NOW, Hulu, as well as on FOX Entertainment’s streaming platform, Tubi.
What do you think? Do you enjoy The Masked Dancer TV show on FOX? Are you looking forward to season five? Will you check out the new Game of Talents series?