FOX has announced that breakout hit The Masked Singer has been renewed for a second season.
“The response to The Masked Singer has been fantastic, and we are thrilled to bring it back for another season,” said Rob Wade, president, alternative entertainment and specials at FOX. “I am so happy to see a singing peacock burst into pop culture! The Masked Singer is unique, bold, original and embraces the DNA of all the best FOX unscripted series. We look forward to season two being even more fun, weird and wonderful than the first.”
Based on South Korean competition series King of Mask Singer, The Masked Singer pits 12 celebrities against one another in a singing competition. The only catch is that each celebrity is clad in an elaborate costume that hides their face, leaving the panel of judges to guess their true identity. Clues are provided in pre-recorded segments and after each performance, while one celebrity is unmasked each episode.
The highest rated new series of the 2018-19 broadcast season, The Masked Singer is averaging a 3.5 in the Live + 3 demo and 11 million viewers per episode. It’s as yet unclear whether FOX is considering using The Masked Singer for its fall 2019 schedule (a’la NBC bringing its own midseason breakout singing competition The Voice to the fall) or if they want to keep it as a midseason replacement.
The Masked Singer airs tonight at 9:00 on FOX.