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Fans of ‘The Masked Singer’: Get ready for this new spin-off

‘The Masked Dancer’ is coming to Fox in December, here’s what we know so far

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Peacock performs in a special two-hour episode of “The Masked Singer” (Michael Becker/Fox)

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With season 4 of “The Masked Singer” set to conclude on Dec. 2, fans of the Emmy-winning program will be scouring to fill the mascot-sized void the show’s absence will leave in their weeknights. To those who search I say: “look no further than ‘The Masked Dancer.’”

Inspired by a segment of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” spoofing “The Masked Singer,” the new weeknight program will feature, “Costumed celebrities...joined on stage (with) masked partners and back-up dancers, as they perform a series of dances together; spanning from hip-hop to salsa, jazz to tap dancing and more,” a press release states, according to CNN.

What we know

  • The new show is slated to air sometime in December
  • Craig Robinson (of “The Office” acclaim) will host
  • The show’s panel will feature “Masked Singer” funnyman Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Ashley Tisdale and Brian Austin Green (who appeared on “The Masked Singer” as Giraffe not long ago)
  • Like the show’s predecessor, “The Masked Dancer” will feature weekly clues to help the panelists and audience members find out which celebrities are hiding behind the masks

Key quote

  • “We’ve begun filming The Masked Dancer with incredible new talent on both sides of the mask, and can’t wait to share the series with viewers,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment & specials, Fox Entertainment. “Craig Robinson is hilarious as always in his role as host, and Ken, Brian, Ashley and Paula are the perfect blend of personalities to lead our awesomely weird world of masks into a whole new genre” (via Deadline).