Jamie Foxx and daughter Corinne team up to host musical celebrity game show 'We Are Family' amid health battle
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Legendary actor Jamie Foxx and his daughter Corinne Foxx have been announced as the hosts of a brand new musical game show called 'We Are Family.' Despite Jamie's health issues, the father-daughter will team up to bring their charisma and talent to television. The show is set to premiere in 2024.
Jamie Foxx, famed for his diverse acting career and strong musical abilities, recently suffered "health complications" that prevented him from hosting 'Beat Shazam.' However, he is motivated to continue his work and is excited to work with his daughter for the guessing game show.
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'We are thrilled'
Jamie Foxx and his daughter said in a statement, “We are thrilled to be developing 'We Are Family' with Jeff Apploff and our friends at Fox Entertainment after so much success with six seasons of 'Beat Shazam.'" The statement added, “We hope this show brings as much fun to audiences at home as we’ve had creating it when it premieres next year," People reported.
The announcement follows Corinne Foxx's Friday revelation that her father has been "out of the hospital for weeks recuperating" following a medical emergency. Corinne was forced to provide an update after reports suggested that Foxx's health had worsened and that his "family was preparing for the worse" to come.
'We have an exciting work announcement coming next week too'
Slamming the media, Corinne further wrote, "Update from the family: Sad to see how the media runs wild. In fact, he was playing pickleball yesterday! Thanks for everyone’s prayers and support! We have an exciting work announcement coming next week too.” This was in reference to 'We Are Family.' However, since the report was published, the outlet has apologized for the wrong reporting.
We would like to apologize for the misinformation regarding Jamie Foxx’s condition, we unfortunately thought the source we had was real but it was not. We are sorry to Jamie and his family for our actions here and continue to wish him nothing but good health. Sorry for letting… pic.twitter.com/Gz2uOnzb76— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) May 13, 2023
The show will showcase non-famous relatives of celebrities performing duets
The show will be co-produced by Apploff Entertainment and FOX Alternative Entertainment, the network's in-house unscripted production unit. The project will be executive produced by Apploff and Foxx with Matilda Zoltowski serving as showrunner and executive producer. The show will showcase non-famous relatives of celebrities "performing duets with their hidden famous family member," with a studio audience competing to identify the celebrity as per Fox Entertainment.
'Their boundless energy and charming interplay with contestants are irresistible'
“Jamie and Corinne are important partners to the Fox family,” said Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming at Fox Entertainment. “Their boundless energy and charming interplay with contestants are irresistible which make them the perfect hosts of 'We Are Family.' This series joins Fox’s fast-growing list of premium music-centric competition series.”
Jamie Foxx was first hospitalized in Atlanta, Georgia, on April 11 after he experienced an undisclosed “medical complication." He had been in Atlanta to film the Netflix movie 'Back in Action.'