'The Masked Dancer': Release date, plot, host, judges and all you need to know about celeb dance show on Fox

The show is a spin-off of the hit series 'The Masked Singer' and will see celebrity contestants show off their best moves in elaborate costumes


                            'The Masked Dancer': Release date, plot, host, judges and all you need to know about celeb dance show on Fox
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Fresh off the success of 'The Masked Singer' comes yet another celebrity competition. The popularity of the show has paved the way for another competitive series, 'The Masked Dancer', wherein masked celebrities will show off their best dance moves, dressed head to toe in elaborate costumes. Continue reading to know more about the show.

Release date

'The Masked Dancer' was announced earlier on Wednesday, October 28, hours before 'The Masked Singer' Group C playoff episode. Fox network also said that the show's filming is already underway and it might be ready to go on air sometime in December. Bookmark this article and come back for fresher updates.

Plot

Since this show is a spinoff of the Emmy-winning series, 'The Masked Singer', the premise of the new show will be similar to it. Inspired by a segment on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show', the participating celebrities will be dressed head to toe in campy outfits as they shake a leg on the floor. A clue package featuring subtle hints about their identity would play before/after their performance so that the judges, as well as the audiences at home, could guess who's under the masks. 'The Masked Dancer' contestants have "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," according to Fox.

Host

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson attends the LA premiere of Netflix's 'Dolemite Is My Name' at Regency Village Theatre on September 28, 2019, in Westwood, California (Getty Images)

 

What do we say about Craig Robinson? Famous for playing Doug Judy aka The Pontiac Bandit on 'Brooklyn 99', Robinson is a fan favorite, and news about him hosting 'The Masked Dancer' has triggered a lot of frenzy amongst audiences. His other roles include Darryl on 'The Office' and some of his movie credits include 'Dolemite Is My Name', 'Morris From America', 'This Is The End' and the 'Hot Tub Time Machine' movie franchise. He also hosted 'Last Comic Standing' Season 7 for NBC in 2010.

Judges

Brian Austin Green as the Giraffe - FOX

 

Singer-dancer Paula Abdul, movie star Ashley Tisdale, 'The Masked Singer' veteran judge Dr Ken Jeong and eliminated contestant of 'The Masked Singer' Season 4 Brian Austin Green, who disguised as a giraffe, will be seen judging the show.

Creators 

'The Masked Dancer' is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and Warner Bros Unscripted & Alternative Television and is based on the South Korean format, 'The Masked Singer', created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp. James Breen, Craig Plestis, Dan Martin and Ellen DeGeneres are the executive producers of the series. Breen will serve as the showrunner.

Trailer

There is no trailer yet for this series. Check out this space in the future for fresher updates.

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