'The Masked Singer': Why is the show not airing this week, when will it return?

Audiences of the show were expecting to see the Group C performers battle in the playoffs on October 21 but it surely didn't happen as Fox didn't air the episode. Here's why


                            'The Masked Singer': Why is the show not airing this week, when will it return?
Busta Rhymes as Dragon (Fox)
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Season 4 of 'The Masked Singer' is currently midway. The Group A and B playoff episodes have already aired and four celebrities (Busta Rhymes, Mark Sanchez, Mickey Rourke, Brian Austin Green) have been eliminated from the show. On October 21, audiences were expecting to see the Group C playoffs, and one masked celebrity: Brocolli, Lips, Squiggly Monster, Jellyfish and Mushroom was about to be sent home. However, the episode didn't air and the audiences will have to wait one more week to watch that happen. Why did the show not air you ask? Fox on Wednesday began airing 'World Series: Game 2: Tampa Bay Rays vs. Los Angeles Dodgers' in the same slot as the 'Masked Singer' so yay for World Series fans but a sad nay for the ones who were expecting to see 'The Masked Singer'.

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'The Masked Singer' packs a punch with uniquely entertaining and engaging content and keep the audiences hooked to their screens. For the uninitiated, the show features a number of celebrity participants, all dressed up from head to toe in elaborate costumes, singing for the audiences with their identity clearly a mystery. Before each masked celebrity goes on stage for his/her performance, a clue package video consisting of subtle hints about the celebrity identity plays on the screen. This is done so the judges: Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy, and Robin Thicke, and the fourth panelist Dr. Ken Jeong aka Mr. Wrong Answers Only, could make their guesses. The audiences at home too do their own guessing. So far, they've been more successful in identifying the masked celebs better than the judges on the show and some very fine sleuthing work on their end has been exhibited week after week on Twitter, while the episode airs. 

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The show, however, will be back on in its regular time slot on October 27 with the Group C playoffs and audiences can finally expect one of the Group C singers to be unmasked, here are popular fan guesses regarding the identities of each masked celebrity in that group. 

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'The Masked Singer' airs Wednesdays at 8 pm ET on Fox.