In just two days, “The Masked Singer” will return to Fox with a new season that promises new levels of insanity, including more contestants competing in whacky costumes than ever before and a fresh tournament-style format for eliminating those masked celebrities from the whosungit competition.
While we don’t know everything about Season 3 yet, TheWrap has gathered up enough details to share them with you, dear readers. See our list below, which we will continue to update as more information becomes available.
1. When does it premiere?
Though it really doesn’t need the ratings boost, “The Masked Singer” Season 3 will debut immediately after Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers. Following its premiere in the coveted post-game slot, the show will air its next episode on Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 8/7c and then continue in that time period weekly.
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2. Who is hosting and who are the judges?
Don’t worry, your standard team is still intact for Season 3: Nick Cannon will be returning as host and Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Robin Thicke and Jenny McCarthy will once again serve as the show’s panelists.
3. Who are the guest judges?
Right now we know of at least three: Jamie Foxx, who will join the panelists for the show’s Season 3 premiere on Sunday, Jason Biggs and Leah Remini. But Fox says that “Season 3 promises celebrity guest panelists in many episodes,” so we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know if previous “Masked Singer” guest judges like Joel McHale, Anthony Anderson and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog will be back — and which new faces will be stopping by the show.
4. How many celebrities are competing this time?
In Season 1, “The Masked Singer” had 12 celebrity contestants competing. For Season 2, 16 contestants competed. In Season 3, the show will boast its largest lineup yet: 18 masked competitors.
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5. What costumes have been revealed so far?
Fox has revealed these 15 new costumes: Llama, Banana, Miss Monster, Frog, Mouse, Robot, Kangaroo, White Tiger, Turtle, Astronaut, Swan, Kitty, Rhino, Bear and, as exclusively unveiled by TheWrap, Taco.
6. Will the show’s format see any changes, like the “SmackDown” rounds that were added for Season 2?
According to Fox, “The format will be changing slightly in season three.” “The contestants will be split into three groups of six – Group A, B, and C. Group A will kick off the first three episodes as they whittle down from 6 to 3 singers,” per the network. “Then we will meet Group B as they go from 6 to 3, then Group C. The final 9 contestants from these three groups will then come together and battle it out the rest of the season for the golden mask trophy. As always, one celebrity will still be unmasked in every episode, including the premiere.”
7. What clues do we have about the identities of this crop of competitors?
“The Season Three contestants have amassed a combined 69 Grammy Award nominations, 88 Gold records, 11 Super Bowl appearances, three stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, more than 160 tattoos and one title in the Guinness Book of World Records,” per Fox.
Fox’s “The Masked Singer” Season 3 premieres immediately after Super Bowl LIV on Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs will take on the San Francisco 49ers.
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