“The Masked Singer” has added Anthony Anderson and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog as guest judges for Season 2 of the oddball singing competition series, a Fox spokesperson told TheWrap.
The broadcast network also confirmed Season 1 guest judge Joel McHale will return to the table for the Nick Cannon-hosted show’s second year, which kicks off with a two-hour premiere on Sept. 25 following a sneak-peek special set for Sept. 15.
As Fox previously announced, T-Pain — who competed as The Monster on “The Masked Singer’s” first season and won — will also act as a guest judge for Season 2.
First-look teasers for the costumes of 14 of the 16 contestants who will compete on Season 2 have already been revealed by the network, including Panda, Butterfly, Egg, Leopard, Flamingo, Skeleton, Fox, Eagle, Ice Cream, Tree and Rottweiler, with the latter three being unveiled in a clip exclusive to TheWrap earlier this month. That video also featured the debut of Masked Singers that appear to be a spider and a rose — though Fox is still holding back the names of those particular contestants — and what we now know to be Thingamajig.
According to Fox, “collectively, all of the Season 2 undercover celebrities have amassed 69 Emmy Award nominations, 42 Grammy Award nominations, 22 Broadway shows, three New York Times Best Sellers and two have been named Time magazine’s Most Influential People.”
“The Masked Singer” Season 2 debuts with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8/7c on Fox.