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Fox (Finally) Releases Fall 2022 Schedule

Fox broke with tradition at May’s upfronts by not announcing a schedule for the 2022-23 TV season. Instead, the network chose to highlight its full portfolio, leaning heavily into its sports and news properties and spending less time on its primetime slate. Three weeks after that, the network has released both its fall schedule and […]

‘Masked Singer’ Reveals Champion After Controversial Season

[This episode contains spoilers to the season seven finale of Fox’s The Masked Singer.] The last masks came off, and the final celebrity was outed Wednesday night as season seven of The Masked Singer reached its conclusion. For the finale, three “Team Good” celebs battled it out for the Golden Mask. There could be only one […]

Jimmy Kimmel Rips Fox Over Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Masked Singer’ Gig: “I Still Can’t Believe They Did This”

A day after Rudy Giuliani’s appearance on The Masked Singer generated controversy, a number of late night TV hosts offered their takes on the spectacle. Jimmy Kimmel was among those commenting on Wednesday’s episode of the Fox singing-competition series, which included the former New York City mayor and member of former President Donald Trump’s legal […]

‘Masked Singer’ Reveals Rudy Giuliani as Judge Ken Jeong Storms Offstage

Controversy hit The Masked Singer as Rudy Giuliani was revealed as the Jack in the Box on Wednesday in the Fox singing competition’s latest contestant departure, and one judge in particular was clearly displeased. Giuliani’s unmasking had been long-awaited, as the filming of his exit episode made headlines back in February. For his final song, […]

‘The Masked Singer’: Ram Is Dehorned to Reveal Headline-Making Emmy Winner

Ram hit the wall on Wednesday night’s edition of The Masked Singer, as the horned beast became the season’s second contestant to be sent packing. Ram got episode two away with a cover of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” facing off against Firefly, who impressed with a rendition of Ariana Grande’s “God Is […]

This Week in TV: ‘Upload,’ ‘Survivor,’ ‘Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’

Two of broadcast TV’s bigger unscripted shows, Survivor and The Masked Singer, begin new seasons this week. Amazon’s acclaimed comedy Upload shows more of the near-future digital afterlife, and Samuel L. Jackson takes on the first lead TV role of his storied career. Below is The Hollywood Reporter‘s rundown of premieres, returns and specials for March 9-15. […]

Critic’s Notebook: Rudy Giuliani on ‘The Masked Singer’ Is a New Low for TV Image Laundering

Rudy Giuliani apparently was one of this season's first eliminated 'Masked Singer' contestants, prompting a couple of judges to walk off the stage, offended — but why does this sort of thing keep happening?

This Week in TV: ‘And Just Like That’ Debuts, ‘Succession’ and ‘The Voice’ End

A number of season finales are on tap for the next seven days, ranging from Succession to The Voice and The Masked Singer. A sequel series to Sex and the City and a number of holiday-related shows on the broadcast networks are also on their way in the week between Dec. 9 and Dec. 15. […]

‘Masked Singer’ Creator Inks First-Look Deal at Fox

The creator of the Masked Singer format is formally getting into business with Fox. Korean producer Wonwoo Park has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Fox Alternative Entertainment, the network’s in-house unscripted studio. Under the deal, the studio and Park’s company, DL Turn, will develop unscripted projects for both the global market and for air […]

TV Ratings: ‘Survivor’ Tops ‘Masked Singer’ With 4-Week Demo High

For the second time in three weeks, CBS’ Survivor led Fox’s The Masked Singer among adults 18-49, taking the demographic crown on the broadcast networks Wednesday night. NBC’s Chicago Fire was the most watched show of the evening, tying its season high with the departure of longtime regular Jesse Spencer. Survivor inched back over the […]

Fox Plans NFT Debut With $20 ‘Masked Singer’ Collectibles

Fox’s plans in the digital collectibles space are beginning to get a little clearer. The broadcast network will launch its first set of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) Wednesday, tied to its celebrity singing competition The Masked Singer. The company will also launch a marketplace and community in which users can buy, sell or trade Masked Singer […]

TV Ratings: ‘CSI’ Return Falls to ‘Chicago PD’

The rebirth of the CSI franchise on CBS fell short of NBC’s established Chicago brand on Wednesday. Baseball’s National League wild card game put up strong numbers for TBS. CSI: Vegas, a sequel to the original series featuring a mix of old and new characters, opened with 4.12 million viewers and a 0.46 rating among […]