The singing competition will return to Fox on Sept. 23

By Dana Rose Falcone
September 11, 2020 11:30 AM
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Don't get this costume wet!

PEOPLE can exclusively reveal the newest addition to The Masked Singer's season 4 lineup: Gremlin.

The fuzzy purple creature joins the list of the upcoming season's already-announced disguises including Crocodile, Dragon, Giraffe, Jellyfish, Lips, Mushroom, Popcorn, Squiggly Monster, Sun, Whatchamacallit and Snow Owls, which will be The Masked Singer's first-ever two-headed duet costume. According to a teaser released by the show last month, Baby Alien, Broccoli and Seahorse will round out the new outfits.

Season 4's Gremlin
Fox

Combined, the season 4 disguised celebs have sold more than 281 million records worldwide, appeared in more than 5,475 episodes of television and 151 films, played in five Super Bowls, possess four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and have held one Time 100 Most Influential person honor.

Panelists Ken JeongJenny McCarthyNicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke — who served as judges for the last three seasons — will be back when the singing competition returns later this month to help piece together the clues and performances offered up by the masked stars. Nick Cannon will also be back as host after receiving backlash for making anti-Semitic comments on his podcast. (Cannon, 39, has since apologized and pledged to donate his first Masked Singer paycheck of the season to a Los Angeles Jewish community center.)

Judges (from left): Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Ken Jeong and Nicole Scherzinger
Michael Becker / FOX

Without an in-studio audience this time around due to COVID-19 precautions, The Masked Singer will leave it up to fans in a virtual audience to vote on who goes home and takes their mask off each week.

The series will offer up initial clues, previews of additional costumes and first-look footage in its "Special Season Four Sneak Peek" episode airing Sunday night following the NFL doubleheader on Fox.

The Masked Singer season 4 premieres Sep. 23 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.