Some news from FOX:
The Masked Singer has been renewed for Season 5
No surprises here.
FOX has renewed the hit celebrity competition series THE MASKED SINGER for a fifth season, it was announced today by Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment. THE MASKED SINGER Season Five will air on FOX in 2021. On tonight’s special two-hour Season Four semi-finals episode, airing from 8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, the top two singers from each group are featured, as they battle for a spot in the season finale.
“I’m so happy to announce a new season of THE MASKED SINGER,” said Wade. “This show brings joy to so many families across the country, especially during these trying times, and we can’t wait to get even more celebrities suited up in crazy costumes for an hour of pure fun every week.”
Ken Jeong and Joel McHale to host FOX New Years Eve Countdown, replacing Steve Harvey
FOX goes with comedy for its New Years special this year.
Ken Jeong and Joel McHale are teaming up to “Toast & Roast” all that was 2020 during the most anticipated New Year’s Eve of all time! Ken Jeong, from FOX’s THE MASKED SINGER, I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE and upcoming THE MASKED DANCER, and comedian and actor Joel McHale, kiss 2020 goodbye as they co-host FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST & ROAST 2021 (working title). Jeong and McHale will commemorate the past year from coast-to-coast with a live, three-and-a-half-hour “Toast & Roast” to 2020. FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST & ROAST 2021, PART ONE airs Thursday, Dec. 31 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/CT live MT/PT tape-delayed), and FOX’S NEW YEAR’S EVE TOAST & ROAST 2021, PART TWO airs Thursday, Dec. 31 (11:00 PM-12:30 AM ET live CT/MT/PT tape-delayed).
“Ken and Joel together are one of the funniest duos out there,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment. “These two have been toasting and roasting each other on national television for years, so they were the perfect pair to ring in the New Year. Also, we love Ken so much, we wanted to squeeze in three more hours of him before the New Year!”
Live from Los Angeles, CA, Jeong and McHale will bring their signature comedic hosting style, as the former “Community” stars, hosts of “The Darkest Timeline” podcast and longtime friends reunite to help ring in the New Year with a special dedicated to the highs and lows of 2020, specifically celebrating those that helped to make the world a better place this past year. Join surprise celebrity guests and some of the year’s top music artists to wrap up 2020 and kick off the New Year with a show unlike any other. Additional guest appearances and musical performances to be announced.