FOX has revealed The Masked Singer Season 6 guest panelists.
Airdates are in flux because of the World Series coverage, but Variety reports that Leslie Jordan (Call Me Kat) will join the panel in October, followed by Joel McHale (Crime Scene Kitchen), will.i.am (Alter Ego) and Cheryl Hines (I Can See Your Voice) in November.
McHale and Hines are previous guest panelists on The Masked Singer, which feature Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as panelists. Nick Cannon hosts. Wil.i.am and Jordan are regulars on FOX series also on the fall schedule.
Our line-up of guest panelists for Season 6 is ???! @thelesliejordan, @joelmchale, @CherylHines, and @iamwill will be joining the panel of #TheMaskedSinger — which returns to @FOXTV September 22. pic.twitter.com/8ETvjPGN20
— The Masked Singer (@MaskedSingerFOX) August 30, 2021
In addition, The Masked Singer is switching up the format a bit this season. The celebrities will sing in one of two groups. But for the first time in the show’s history, the winner of Group A will face off against the winner of Group B for the “ultimate Mask-Off Face-Off in the season finale episode.”
The Masked Singer Season 6 begins airing with a two-night premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. ET, including a double unmasking in the season premiere.
According to Fox, the Season 6 contestants hold a combined 85 Grammy nominations and 27 wins, three Academy Award nominations, 12 Emmy nominations, 12 Razzie Award nominations, two Super Bowl appearances and two Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The Masked Singer has already won another Emmy this season, as it was announced last week that the show was one of the juried winners in Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program. Winning for the episode “Super 8 – The Plot Chickens! Part 2” were costume designer Marina Toybina, costume supervisor Grainne O’Sullivan, assistant costume designer Gabrielle Letamendi and assistant costume designer Lucia Maldonado.
Season 6 costumes unveiled already include: Dalmatian, Banana Split, Cupcake, Queen of Hearts Hamster and Mallard.