‘The Masked Singer’ Renewed for Season 2

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The gonzo expertise competitors is the 2018-19 TV season’s highest-rated new sequence.

The Masked Singer is getting a second act on Fox.

The community has picked up its costumed expertise competitors for a second season following its breakout begin in early January. The present has turn out to be the highest-rated new sequence of the 2018-19 TV season by an excellent margin and is at or close to the highest amongst all broadcast reveals.

"The response to The Masked Singer has been incredible, and we’re thrilled to convey it again for one more season," Rob Wade, president, various leisure and specials at Fox, stated Wednesday in a press release. "I’m so joyful to see a singing peacock burst into popular culture! The Masked Singer is exclusive, daring, authentic and embraces the DNA of all the perfect Fox unscripted sequence. We look ahead to season two being much more enjoyable, bizarre than the primary." 

Based on a South Korean format, The Masked Singer places 12 celebrities into elaborate costumes, disguises their singing voices and has them warble tunes whereas a panel of judges — Ken Jeong, Nicole Scherzinger, Jenny McCarthy and Robin Thicke — and the studio and residential audiences attempt to suss out who's beneath the masks. Only a handful of individuals engaged on the present know their identities, that are shrouded even backstage.

The Masked Singer scored the highest-rated sequence premiere of the season amongst adults 18-49, and regardless of some drop-off in subsequent episodes, it stays the No. 1 new present within the demo by a large margin. Through three episodes, it’s averaging a Three.5 demo score in Nielsen's live-plus-Three measurement, 35 p.c increased than the second-ranked rookie, Manifest (2.6). The Masked Singer can also be tied with This Is Us at No. 1 amongst all non-sports sequence in 18-49 demo in live-plus-Three.

The sequence is averaging greater than 11 million viewers per episode, and Fox says the premiere has to this point drawn greater than 17 million viewers throughout all platforms. 

Executive producer Craig Plestis instructed The Hollywood Reporter he has "a listing [of celebs] I’d kill to have on the present" in season two and hopes its success will entice big-name contestants to look. 

"Hopefully the people will watch it and be impressed to be on the present and, similar to in Korea and in Thailand, it actually sparks a number of different folks to need to be on the present and shock their youngsters once they're watching the present," he stated. "It's such a household present over there and a number of mothers and dads go on the present they usually don't inform their household, in order that they watch it collectively after which, when the masks comes off, the children go loopy."

The Masked Singer comes from Endemol Shine North America. Izzie Pick Ibarra govt produces the sequence with Plestis.

This article initially appeard in The Hollywood Reporter.