Are you ready for this much masked madness? 🤪🎭#TheMaskedDancer premieres December 2020 with host @MrCraigRobinson and panelists @kenjeong, @PaulaAbdul, @withBAGpod and @ashleytisdale! pic.twitter.com/o1n3R7fORU— The Masked Dancer (@MaskedDancerFOX) October 28, 2020
FOX announced that that Craig Robinson will host The Masked Singer spinoff, "The Masked Dancer". The Masked Dancer started as a spoof segment of The Masked Singer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, but instead of being insulted, FOX liked the idea, and made it an actual show.
In addition, world-famous choreographer and singer Paula Abdul, actor and the former “Giraffe” Mask on The Masked Singer Brian Austin Green and actress and singer Ashley Tisdale were also announced as panelists. They will join Ken Jeong, who is also a panelist on TMS.
The Masked Dancer will feature celebrity contestants shaking their tail feathers, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities. Costumed celebrities will be joined on stage by masked partners and back-up dancers, as they perform a series of dances together; spanning from hip-hop to salsa, jazz to tap dancing and more. When it comes to dance styles, the sky is the limit. Each week, a series of clues will be sprinkled throughout packages, costumes and routines, leading the panelists one step closer to figuring out which famous faces are freestyling behind the masks.
Between all of the celebrity competitors on the show, they've amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy® Award wins, 20 Grammy® Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances.
The Masked Dancer will premiere this December.