'Ultimate Tag': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the fast-paced reality event on Fox
The series features weekly contestants who will brave an obstacle course while avoiding the show's resident taggers
Tag is a time-honored game, one that has lasted generations and has brought an endless number of hours of pure fun for those playing it. FOX, however, is bringing you the game in its ultimate version, where contestants "vault, dodge, tumble and dive their way through several different epic, three-dimensional courses" — all while being chased by the show's resident taggers.
The show's first season released on May 20, 2020, introducing some of the series' runners to the contestants, in Chase Tag, Dodge Tag, Dome Tag and finally, the Showdown.
Each week, contestants will compete to finish an obstacle course while avoiding being tagged by the show's resident runners. The contestants — who are average citizens, instead of being professional athletes — will be pushed to their limits to avoid the show's many obstacles while also avoiding the fast-paced runners tracking them down. Each episode features three men and three women competing for $10,000.
The show is hosted by NFL sibling trio JJ, TJ and Derek Watt.
TJ Watt joined his brother Derek in playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017 after playing college football at the University of Wisconsin. He is the youngest of the Watt brothers.
JJ Watt is the oldest of the Watt brothers. He joined the NFL in 2011 and plays for the Houston Texans.
Derek Watt is the middle child and joined Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016. The cast also includes a roster of taggers, both male and female, who are charged with tagging contestants before they can reach the finish line and win that coveted $10,000.
A teaser trailer for the show can be watched below in which JJ Watt explains the concept of the show:
FOX has also curated a playlist of all videos released for the show, updated weekly, containing clips from the series, and an introduction to the show's hosts, contestants, and taggers. You can find the full playlist here.
Where to Watch
The show airs on Wednesdays on FOX at 9 pm ET.
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