FOX Renews Masked Singer, Masked Dancer Up in the Air, Adds Alter Ego

Charlie Collier, CEO, FOX Entertainment, today will unveil the FOX primetime slate for the 2021-2022 television season to the national advertising community during its virtual Upfront Presentation. FOX, television’s #1 network for the second year in a row, is adding four new dramas, two new comedies, four new unscripted series and one new animated comedy to its lineup, tapping into themes such as renewal, second chances and reinvention.

The Masked Singer will return to its usual Wednesday 8 pm ET/PT time slot for a six season

From FOX Alternative Entertainment and executive-produced by Matilda Zoltowski (Dancing with the Stars, World of Dance, Alter Ego is an all-new original singing competition where lost dreams and second chances are reignited when singers from all walks of life become the stars they’ve always wanted to be. However, these contestants won’t perform as themselves. Rather, they’ll be given the chance to show how they’ve always wanted to be seen, creating their dream avatar Alter Ego to reinvent themselves and perform like never before.

The Masked Dancer, which premiered on December 27 last year, has yet to be renewed for a second season but the network’s alternative chief Rob Wade told reporters at the Upfronts that it was currently figuring out where and when it might fit if it was to be renewed.

“We’re really happy with The Masked Dancer, we thought it was a great show,” Wade said. “We are just figuring out where it fits into our Masked strategy. We’re looking to see where and when that would play best. We filmed it right in the middle of the pandemic and we took a lot of lessons from it. We’ve got a lot of really nice ideas should there be a season two and we’re figuring out where and when that might be.”

The Masked Dancer featured American Idol season 6 winner Jordin Sparks and former Dancing with the Stars pro, Maks Chmerkovskiy

FOX FALL 2021 SCHEDULE
(All Times ET/PT)

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM 9-1-1
9:00-10:00 PM THE BIG LEAP (new series)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM THE RESIDENT
9:00-10:00 PM OUR KIND OF PEOPLE (new series)

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM THE MASKED SINGER
9:00-10:00 PM ALTER EGO (new series)

THURSDAY, Beginning Oct. 7
8:00 PM-CC ET/ THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON FOX
5:00 PM-CC PT

FRIDAY
8:00-10:00 PM WWE’S FRIDAY NIGHT SMACKDOWN

SATURDAY
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY

SUNDAY
7:00-7:30 PM NFL ON FOX
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT / FOX ENCORES
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM THE GREAT NORTH
9:00-9:30 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:30-10:00 PM FAMILY GUY

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