December 2, 2020

Fox announced today that The Masked Singer has been picked up for a fifth season. Coming two weeks ahead of the show's current season finale, the renewal is no surprise considering the singing competition's continued strong performance.

Based on a format that originated out of South Korea, the series premiered in 2019 to an unsuspecting US audience with the potential to end up as another mid-season flop. But its strange, silly, and unique take on the reality singing genre piqued viewers' curiosity, and word-of-mouth took over from there. The show has already released four seasons since its debut early last year.

The Masked Singer features celebrities going head-to-head in a singing competition that has an intriguing twist: each singer is wearing an elaborate costume that completely conceals their identity. Competitors include singers, actors, and athletes - all trying to keep the audience and panelists in the dark about who they really are. As singers are eliminated each week, their true identities are revealed.

Look for Season 5 of The Masked Singer in 2021.