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FOX Orders The Masked Singer Season 5, Announces New Year’s Eve Special

FOX has given the green light to The Masked Singer Season 5, it was announced by Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment. The Masked Singer Season 5 will air on FOX in 2021.

“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.”

Emmy Award nominee The Masked Singer is the #1 entertainment show on television, averaging a 2.5 Most Current rating and 11.5 million multi-platform viewers this season. Last Thursday, The Masked Singer delivered a 4.0/23 Live + 3 Day rating and 13.1 million viewers, marking television’s #1 entertainment telecast to-date this season and driving FOX to win its first Thanksgiving night in 10 years.

Earlier this year, its Season Three post-Super Bowl LIV premiere drew a massive audience of nearly 24 million viewers.

The Masked Singer is hosted by Nick Cannon and features panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke.

Celebrities who have performed on the show include T-Pain, Gladys Knight, Donny Osmond, Seal, Patti LaBelle, Drew Carey, Lil Wayne, Mickey Rourke, Rob Gronkowski, Wayne Brady, Tori Spelling, Dionne Warwick and many more.

The Masked Singer Season 4 finale airing Wednesday, Dec. 16 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

The show is produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment. Craig Plestis, James Breen, Rosie Seitchik and Nick Cannon serve as executive producers. James Breen serves as showrunner. The series is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp.

FOX has also announced that 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! Jeong and McHale will co-host the live, three-and-a-half-hour 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 Part Two is scheduled for 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.

FOX’s New Year’s Eve Toast & Roast 2021 will be produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment. Carol Donovan will serve as executive producer. This is the first year that FOX’s New Year’s Eve special will be produced entirely by FOX Alternative Entertainment.

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