The singing competition will return for a new season in 2021

By Dana Rose Falcone
December 02, 2020 03:32 PM
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Mask up! Ahead of The Masked Singer's season 4 semifinals, Fox announced Wednesday that the singing competition will be back for a fifth season.

"Booyah," panelist Ken Jeong tweeted in reaction to the news.

The Emmy-nominated series, hosted by Nick Cannon, also features Jenny McCarthyNicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke as judges who try to decipher which undercover celebrities could be under the ornate costumes that take the stage each week. On Wednesday night, the Super Six semifinalists, consisting of Crocodile, Jellyfish, Mushroom, Popcorn, Seahorse and Sun, will compete for one of the three spots in the finale.

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From left: Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger
| Credit: Michael Becker / FOX

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So far, this season has unmasked: Busta Rhymes (Dragon), Mickey Rourke (Gremlin), Brian Austin Green (Giraffe), Mark Sanchez (Baby Alien), Wendy Williams (Lips), Bob Saget (Squiggly Monster), Clint Black and Lisa Hartman (Snow Owls), Lonzo Ball (Whatchamacallit), Dr. Elvis Francois (Serpent) and Paul Anka (Brocolli).

The Masked Singer also inspired the upcoming Masked Dancer spinoff, which will be hosted by Craig Robinson. Green, Jeong, Paula Abdul and Ashley Tisdale will round out the judging panel.

While The Masked Singer season 5 doesn't have a 2021 premiere date yet, The Masked Dancer will debut on Dec. 27. Disguised celebs will be showing off their dance moves as Tulip, Cricket, Cotton Candy, Exotic Bird, Sloth and Zebra, among other costumes.

The Masked Singer airs Wednesdays (8 p.m. ET) on Fox.