FOX Greenlights The Masked Dancer


FOX has ordered The Masked Dancer, a new celebrity competition show based on the hit series The Masked Singer and inspired by a popular segment featured on The Ellen Show.

In this all-new format, celebrity contestants will perform unique dances, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities—a nod to The Masked Singer.

The guessing game was introduced on The Ellen Show, and Ellen DeGeneres is attached to serve as an executive producer on The Masked Dancer. 

“We’re still blown away by The Masked Singer’s massive impact on pop culture, but when Ellen debuted her own inventive segment, The Masked Dancer, on her show, we were truly amazed,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at FOX Entertainment. “We are thrilled to partner with Ellen on this new format and take The Masked Dancer to a whole new creative level.”

“This is gonna be just as fun and suspenseful as The Masked Singer, but with a lot more Krumping,” DeGeneres said. “And I cannot wait!”

The show will be produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment with Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television.