'Ultimate Tag': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the fast-paced reality event on Fox

'Ultimate Tag': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about the fast-paced reality event on Fox

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.

Release date

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. 

T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts after making a sack during the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field on November 3, 2019 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Joe Sargent/Getty Images)

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.


J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans warms up before a game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

JJ Watt is the oldest of the Watt brothers. He joined the NFL in 2011 and plays for the Houston Texans. 


Fullback Derek Watt #34 of the Wisconsin Badgers celebrates after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes, on November 22, 2014 at Kinnick Stadium, in Iowa City, Iowa. Wisconsin won 26-24. (Matthew Holst/Getty Images)

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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