The singing competition returns in February.
January 13, 2023
Fox has announced that The Masked Singer is coming back for a ninth season. The celebrity singing competition crowned its latest champion less than two months ago, but it will be a quick turnaround, as a February premiere has already been set.
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 Masked Singer features celebrities going head-to-head in a singing competition that has an intriguing twist: each singer wears 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.
Though I fear it will only be replaced with something somehow even worse.