September 18, 2023

Fox has picked up The Masked Singer for an 11th season. The early renewal was confirmed when the network announced that Rita Ora will be joining the celebrity competition's panel in 2024. The acclaimed singer-songwriter will be the first new panelist in show history, stepping in for Nicole Scherzinger while she is performing on London's West End.

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. It has now aired 10 seasons in less than five years.

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.