Headlines: Masked Singer Adds Judges, American Idol on Jimmy Kimmel

The Masked Singer adds Gabriel Iglesias, Will Arnett, and more as season 3 guest stars – Comedian Gabriel Iglesias and Will Arnett will be joining the panel on Fox’s popular reality singing competition, EW can exclusively reveal. Additionally, Masked Singer favorites T-Pain and Joel McHale will return as guest panelists on this current season. While we don’t know which episodes the guest stars will appear in, the Mexican-American comedian, known for his “Fluffy” moniker and Netflix sitcom Mr. Iglesias, and The Lego Batman Movie star are sure to inject the show with some fun commentary (and hopefully decent guesses). Arnett is also the host and executive producer of Fox’s new competition series, Lego Masters, which premiered Wednesday. – Read more at Entertainment Weekly

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Bobby Bones to host new ‘Opry’ TV show – The Grand Ole Opry is coming to prime time. The new weekly TV series “Opry” is set to premiere Feb. 26 on Circle — a Nashville-based network recently launched by Opry Entertainment Group. “Opry” will be hosted by radio and TV personality Bobby Bones (“The Bobby Bones Show,” “American Idol.”) Each week, the one-hour show will feature “exclusive highlights” from the Grand Ole Opry, with a mix of live performances and backstage interviews. – Read more at Tennessean.com

CMA Announces 2020 International Tour Featuring All-Star Lineup – The Country Music Association has announced its highly anticipated 2020 international tour, and this year’s lineup does not disappoint. Dubbed the “Introducing Nashville Tour,” it will feature Cassadee Pope, Abby Anderson, Mitchell Tenpenny and Niko Moon. The showcase will hold five concerts in late March in Australia, New Zealand and Japan. The shows will feature an acoustic setting similar to a typical Nashville writers’ round, with the artists performing their hits along with speaking about their careers and the inspiration for their music. – Read more at Taste of Country

Story Behind the Song: Kree Harrison, ‘Chosen Family Tree’ – Kree Harrison’s 2020 album, Chosen Family Tree, was named for the close musical and personal relationships that helped her complete the project. Featuring previously released tunes such as “I Love the Lie,” the project showcases the musical magic Harrison creates with friends and artists including Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, songwriter Liz Rose and many more. Read on as Harrison explains the story behind the title track of the project, which is also its final track. – Read more at The Boot

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‘Masked Singer’ Travels to Russia With Endemol Shine’s Weit Media – Endemol Shine-owned Weit Media is set to bring a new version of “The Masked Singer” to Russia’s NTV. The Russian free-to-air channel commissioned Endemol Shine’s Moscow-based outfit to produce nine episodes of the musical game show, which is due to air in primetime next month. The move marks the latest global benchmark for the unscripted phenomenon. Since its South Korean debut in 2015, the musical game show format has taken off in more than 25 unique markets, and was recently named ‘Format of the Year’ by industry research firm K7 Media. – Read more at Variety

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