Fox has fast-tracked the premiere of its latest music-themed entertainment format I Can See Your Voice to its fall programming slate.
Hosted and executive produced by comedic actor Ken Jeong, the “mystery music guessing game” will debut on Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, following the season four premiere of The Masked Singer at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
With the back-to-back premieres, Fox will create a two-hour Wednesday night block of South Korean-originated formats. I Can See Your Voice is produced by Fox Alternative Entertainment and is based on a South Korean format from CJ ENM.
“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 of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox Entertainment, in a statement. “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.”
Jeong will be joined on set by Emmy-nominated actress Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Daytime Emmy Award winner Adrienne Bailon-Houghton as part of a rotating panel of celebrities – including comedians, pop culture experts, and a musical superstar – to help identify the good and bad singers, without ever hearing them sing a note.
Contestants will attempt to determine the bad “Secret Voices” from the good based on clues, interrogations and lip synch challenges, all for the chance to win a US$100,000 cash prize.
Episodes will culminate with the selected vocalist revealing their real singing talent, or lack thereof, in a duet performance with the musical superstar.
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