‘The Masked Singer’ Renewed for Season 2 at Fox

Oddball celebrity competition series premiered earlier this month with impressive Nielsen numbers

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Fans of “The Masked Singer” have more “whosungit” mysteries coming their way, as Fox has renewed the hit freshman celebrity singing competition series for a second season, following its premiere earlier this month.

Based on a South Korean format, “The Masked Singer,” features famous contestants facing off against one another with one major 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, playing “detective” alongside host Nick Cannon.

The Jan. 2 series premiere of “The Masked Singer” posted TV’s greatest Live + 7 Day lift from Live + Same Day among unscripted debuts ever among the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic (4.2 rating/17 share in L7, up +1.2 a point from L+SD) and total viewers (13.0 million in L7, up 3.6 million from L+SD).

“The response to ‘The Masked Singer’ has been fantastic and we are thrilled to bring it back for another season,” said Rob Wade, president, alternative entertainment and specials, Fox Broadcasting Company. “I am so happy to see a singing Peacock burst into pop culture! ‘The Masked Singer’ is unique, bold, original and embraces the DNA of all the best FOX unscripted shows. We look forward to Season Two being even more fun, weird and wonderful than the first.”

On tonight’s all-new episode, “Mix and Masks,” the series will shuffle up its roster, with Rabbit, Unicorn, Alien and Lion hitting the stage again to perform again with all-new clues. “The Masked Singer’s” special two-hour finale airs Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 8/7c.

According to Fox, between all of the celebrity competitors on the show, they’ve amassed 65 Grammy nominations, 16 multi-platinum albums, 16 Emmy nominations, nine Broadway shows, four stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and four Super Bowl titles. With each performance, the host, panelists, audience, viewers and even the other contestants are left guessing who is singing behind the mask.

Produced by Endemol Shine North America, “The Masked Singer” was developed for the U.S. and is executive-produced by Craig Plestis (“Minute to Win It,” “The Winner Is”) of Smart Dog Media and Izzie Pick Ibarra (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Breaking Pointe”). Alex Rudzinski (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Grease: Live”) directs. Cannon serves as co-executive producer. The series is based on the South Korean format created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp.

“The Masked Singer” airs Wednesdays at 9/8c on Fox.