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MASKED DANCER, THE [EPISODE TITLE CHANGE]
Air Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (MDA-101) "Premiere - Everybody Mask Now!"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27

[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: In the Mountain Time Zone, the 2021 FOX WINTER PREVIEW and FAMILY GUY will begin airing 7:00 PM.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: In the Mountain time zone, following the 2021 FOX WINTER PREVIEW and FAMILY GUY, local programming will air starting at 8:00 PM.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 3: In Pacific Time Zone, following the Series Premiere of THE MASKED DANCER, local programming will air until 8:00 PM PT.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 4: The 2021 FOX WINTER PREVIEW and the FAMILY GUY episode that follow THE MASKED DANCER will only air in the Eastern/Central/Mountain Time Zones. In the Pacific Time Zone, following the encore of the Series Premiere of THE MASKED DANCER, local programming will air starting at 9:00 PM PT]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 5: In the Pacific Time Zone, an encore of the Series Premiere of THE MASKED DANCER will air at 8:00 PM PT.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 6: BOB'S BURGERS and THE SIMPSONS are preempted tonight.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 7: Audio descriptions for tonight's episodes of THE MASKED DANCER and FAMILY GUY are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

**SERIES PREMIERE**--"THE MASKED DANCER" - (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PT/LIVE to all Time Zones) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

LET THE GUESSING BEGIN ON THE ALL-NEW, SPECIAL SERIES PREMIERE OF "THE MASKED DANCER" SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27, ON FOX

THE MASKED DANCER Makes its Time Period Premiere Wednesday, Jan. 6 on FOX!

All-new celebrity guessing game series kicks off with the first group of five dancers, "Group A!" The celebrities are shrouded in all-new costumes and dance their way through the competition, as clues are dropped among their routines and hidden in their clue packages. Guess alongside host Craig Robinson and panelists Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale. Between all of the celebrity dancers, they've amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy(R) Award wins, 20 Grammy(R) Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances. Meet the first five masked dancers in the all-new "Premiere - Everybody Mask Now!" special series premiere episode of THE MASKED DANCER airing Sunday, Dec. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PT/LIVE to all Time Zones) on FOX. (MDA-101) (TV-PG D, L)

Host: Craig Robinson

Panelists: Ken Jeong, Paula Abdul, Brian Austin Green and Ashley Tisdale

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MASKED DANCER, THE (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/27/20 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (9 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 2/17/21; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, November 2020) This December, FOX takes TV's #1 show and adds a little twist. Based on the smash hit FOX series THE MASKED SINGER and inspired by a popular segment featured on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," all-new celebrity competition series THE MASKED DANCER will have a special premiere Sunday, Dec. 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT, Live to all Time Zones), before having its time period premiere Wednesday, Jan. 6 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Hosted by comedian/actor Craig Robinson ("Ghosted," "The Office") and featuring celebrity panelists Ken Jeong (THE MASKED SINGER, I CAN SEE YOUR VOICE), world-famous choreographer and singer Paula Abdul, actor and the former "Giraffe" Mask on THE MASKED SINGER Brian Austin Green and actress and singer Ashley Tisdale, THE MASKED DANCER will feature celebrity contestants shaking their tail feathers, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities. Costumed celebrities will be joined on stage by masked partners and back-up dancers, as they perform a series of dances together; spanning from hip-hop to salsa, jazz to tap dancing and more. When it comes to dance styles, the sky is the limit. Each week, a series of clues will be sprinkled throughout packages, costumes and routines, leading the panelists one step closer to figuring out which famous faces are freestyling behind the masks. Between all of the celebrity competitors on the show, they've amassed more than 38 million albums sold worldwide, 20 Emmy(R) Award wins, 20 Grammy(R) Award nominations, 10 World Dancing titles, five New York Times Best-Selling Author titles, four Olympic gold medals and three Broadway show appearances. THE MASKED DANCER is produced by FOX Alternative Entertainment and Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television and is based on the South Korean format, THE MASKED SINGER, created by Mun Hwa Broadcasting Corp and distributed by MBC America. James Breen, Craig Plestis, Daniel Martin and Ellen DeGeneres are executive producers of the series. Breen will serve as showrunner.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Ashley Tisdale as Panelist
· Brian Austin Green as Panelist
· Craig Robinson as Host
· Ken Jeong as Panelist
· Paula Abdul as Panelist
CREW INFORMATION:
· Craig Plestis as EP
· Dan Martin as EP
· Ellen DeGeneres as EP
· James Breen as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a tv series
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FOX Entertainment
· Warner Bros. Television