'The Masked Singer' Season 8: 5 things you need to know about FOX singing competition show
‘The Masked Singer’ fans can celebrate as FOX has officially renewed the singing competition series for season 8.
‘The Masked Singer’ fans can celebrate as FOX has officially renewed the singing competition series for season 8. The news isn’t much of a surprise considering how successful the show has been running for the past seven years. The renewal comes shortly ahead of the Season 7 finale. The latest season has certainly been the most controversial to date due to the appearance of the former mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani. The former mayor made headlines when he appeared as Jack in the Box and his reveal prompted judge Ken Jeong to walk off stage.
Craig Plestis, the show's executive producer, said at Deadline's virtual Contenders event that they're working to make Season 8 bigger and better. The producer said, "It's a challenge to outdo ourselves and to come up with some things that are going to sparkle and get America excited. I think there are some ideas that we're playing with FOX that are going to be super exciting and the first time that we ever see something." Unlike the previous seasons that have traditionally been filmed in Los Angeles, Season 8 could move to a new setting, with Las Vegas being named as one of the possibilities. Here's what we know about the new season so far.
When will 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 release and where to watch it?
While an exact premiere date hasn't been revealed, the next season is expected to return for the 2022-2023 television season on FOX.
What is 'The Masked Singer' Season 8 all about?
Similar to the previous seasons, fans will get to meet new celebrity contestants who will be battling for the gold mask. 'The Masked Singer' Season 7 introduced a new format that removed wild cards and first impression guesses. Instead, contestants were split into three groups: The Good, The Bad, and The Cuddly. However, fans have been vocal all season about their dislike for the current format, and they have let the makers know they don't want to see it again in season 8.
Who stars in the ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 8?
Nick Cannon is expected to host the new season of ‘The Masked Singer’ again. The comedian has hosted multiple shows such as 'The Nick Cannon Show', 'Wild 'n Out', 'America's Got Talent', and 'Lip Sync Battle Shorties'. He is also an actor and has appeared in 'Drumline', 'Love Don't Cost a Thing', and 'Roll Bounce'.
Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, and Nicole Scherzinger are also expected to return as judges.
The series is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment. Moira Ross, Craig Plestis, and Nick Cannon serve as executive producers. Ross also serves as showrunner.
There is no official trailer released yet. Stay tuned to this space for more updates.