The Masked Singer is getting a new host — temporarily, at least.
Niecy Nash is to stand in for Nick Cannon fronting the first batch of episodes of the Fox competition reality series after the entertainer contracted Covid-19, Deadline has confirmed.
This comes as production is set to start on season five on Thursday February 4 in L.A. The show is set to return in March. Cannon is expected to return to later episodes once he recovers.
Nash has history with the network; she was recently a guest panelist on The Masked Singer last season and was a panelist on I Can See Your Voice, the network’s other mystery talent format and has starred in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Scream Queens, The Bernie Mac Show and Family Guy.
Season four wrapped in December with LeAnn Rimes as winner. That season featured 16 contestants, including the show’s first duet costume with Clint Black and Lisa Hartman Black as the Snow Owls, the first with animatronic parts with Dr. Elvis Francois as the Serpent and the first puppet costume with Mark Sanchez as the Baby Alien.
It was renewed in December. Variety broke the news.
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