May 17, 2024

Fox has renewed The Masked Singer for a 12th season. The early pickup was confirmed by the network at its upfront presentation this week, where it announced its programming slate for the 2024-2025 television season. The current season will crown its latest winner next week.

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 11 seasons in 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.