Fox is moving up its unscripted series I Can See Your Voice to the fall, pairing the new show with The Masked Singer on Wednesday nights.
The broadcaster filmed the entirety of I Can See Your Voice during the summer, following production guidelines to ensure safety for cast and crew during the coronavirus pandemic. The Ken Jeong-hosted series is set to premiere Sept. 23, following the season premiere of The Masked Singer.
Fox will also offer up a preview of The Masked Singer following its NFL doubleheader on Sept. 13, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.
A completed season of Masterchef Junior, which was filmed prior to the pandemic and originally slated for Wednesdays in the fall, will be held for later in the 2020-21 season. Fox has also set a Sept. 22 premiere for Cosmos: Possible Worlds (which aired on National Geographic earlier in the year), and the network’s first Thursday Night Football broadcast is scheduled for Oct. 8.
Like The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice is based on a South Korean format. Judges Cheryl Hines and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, along with Jeong (who’s also a Masked Singer judge), guest panelists and a different music superstar each week, will try to help contestants tell the difference between good and bad singers — without ever hearing them sing a note. Whomever the contestant picks will then sing a duet with the music star and reveal whether they can carry a tune.
“Safely filming I Can See Your Voice this summer was a win in itself, but when we saw the pure magic of the show and felt the palpable suspense in the room before that first note hit, we knew we had to share it with audiences this season,” said Rob Wade, president alternative entertainment and specials at Fox. “It’s no secret that viewers need a little fun and escape now and, as a companion to an all-new season of The Masked Singer, this will be a fantastic night of family entertainment — and a fantastic night of Ken Jeong.”
Fox Alternative Entertainment produces I Can See Your Voice. James McKinlay, Craig Plestis and Jeong executive produce. It’s based on the South Korean format from CJ ENM. Watch a teaser for the show below.