As soon as season 3 of The Masked Singer wrapped up in May 2020, fans of the hit Fox competition series were already desperate to know all The Masked Singer season 4 release date, spoilers, and news they could get their hands on. Luckily, we have updates from Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch and The Masked Singer season 4 trailer to share.
But just in case you’re not familiar with The Masked Singer yet, allow me to introduce you to your next obsession. This insanely popular show is equal parts singing competition as it is a guessing game. Contestants—who run the celebrity gamut from actors and models to music artists—dress up in elaborately designed costumes that also happen to conceal their true identities. They perform for a panel of judges whose sole job is to try to figure out who the person behind the mask really is. As you can imagine, that gets messy.
Things also changed by season 3 of The Masked Singer, when the series’ showrunner decided to stagger the competitors’ introductions. Instead of introducing all the season’s contestants in Episode 1, they are revealed over the course of three separate groupings. Showrunner Izzie Pick-Ibarra explained the changes to Billboard in Jan. 2020:
“We changed the format up to make three mini-seasons,” Pick-Ibarra said. “So we have six singers in each mini-season: groups A, B and C. We start with six in a group and they get whittled down to three. Then we go to the next group and the next and then we bring all the singers together so you have nine champions from the groups and they’ll compete against one another to the end.”
Why the change? Those who watched Season 3 can probably guess why. “It helps the viewers when we have a cast as large as ours and it’s hard to track people’s stories and personalities if you’re flip-flopping between 18 people from the get-go,” Pick-Ibarra explained. “It’s a way to let viewers know them in smaller groups, and by the time they come together, they have a handle on who each are over 19 episodes.”
For everything we know about other Masked Singer changes—you know, like a new season—just keep on reading.
Is The Masked Singer season 4 Confirmed?
Yes! The Masked Singer season 4 was officially confirmed in April 2020.
When’s The Masked Singer season 4 release date?
While we don’t have an exact date pinned down, we can reportedly expect to see The Masked Singer back on for business-as-usual in the fall. At least that’s according to Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch, who explained the renewal conditions during a call with Fox investors.
“Should conditions allow for it, we are planning production in early August of Season 4 of The Masked Singer, which we’ll target for a fall debut,” he said, according to Deadline. The publication has since reported that The Masked Singer is plotting for a September premiere.
Who’s in The Masked Singer season 4 Cast?
While casting details have yet to be announced, a new season 4 teaser released on July 30 gave viewers some hints that *might* just indicate the cast of characters they can expect. The clues include: a Queen Bee; vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms; sunglasses; two keys, one with the number 34; a bowtie; a Canadian maple leaf; a baseball glove holding a diamond; a yin-yang; a gavel; a stethoscope; 11:11; and a postcard addressed to Mel Rose, according to People.
Given the current restrictions in place for most television and film sets, however, casting a new crew of singers will be more than enough for the showrunners to handle. We can expect to see the same judges return—a.k.a. Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger—to keep things as simple as possible. Host Nick Cannon was also confirmed to make a comeback after apologizing for anti-Semitic remarks on his podcast in July.
The Masked Singer airs live Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET on Fox and is available to stream on Hulu.
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