FOX Orders Game Show from Justin Timberlake, Competition Series


FOX has revealed some new alternative highlights coming to the network, including a high-stakes game show from Justin Timberlake and a competition series from Rob Lowe.

FOX has ordered Spin the Wheel, a game show offering a chance to win over $20 million per episode. Timberlake is executive producing, and the series will be hosted by Dax Shepard (Hit and Run). The show—which offers life-changing opportunities to win fortunes each episode with the spin of a massive, unpredictable wheel—is created by Timberlake and Andrew Glassman (The Wall) of Glassman Media. It is scheduled to premiere during the 2018-19 season.

The network has also ordered Mental Samurai, a competition series that pushes human intelligence and mental agility. Hosted and produced by Lowe, the show is billed as the first-ever obstacle course for the mind. Mental Samurai is produced by Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television (Ellen’s Game of Games, The Voice) and A. Smith & Co. Productions (Hell’s Kitchen, American Ninja Warrior, The Titan Games). It is slated for the 2018-19 season.

There’s also a new celebrity competition series, The Masked Singer, set to premiere in January 2019. Based on an international hit, which is already a viral phenomenon with more than half a billion fans worldwide and the number one top-trending video of 2017 on YouTube, The Masked Singer features celebrities facing off against one another, with a twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with a full face mask to conceal his or her identity. Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke serve on the panel and play detectives, alongside host Nick Cannon.