Fox is adding another unscripted competition format to its roster with Domino Masters, to be hosted by Emmy-winning actor Eric Stonestreet (pictured; Modern Family).
The series, premiering in the 2021-22 season, is produced by Fox Entertainment’s in-house unscripted studio, Fox Alternative Entertainment.
Domino Masters will feature 16 teams of domino enthusiasts facing off in a domino toppling and chain reaction tournament.
In each episode, the teams will be given a theme and custom elements to incorporate into their topples. The competing pairs who impress the judges will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the top teams will face off for a cash prize, the ultimate trophy and the grand title of “Domino Masters.”
“Over the past year, fans of dominoes and chain reaction games took their creativity and passion to social media platforms, with outrageous and extraordinary displays, reimagining these classic games and introducing them to a whole new audience,” Rob Wade, Fox Entertainment’s president of alternative entertainment and specials, said in a statement. “Domino Masters will take this passion to a whole new level in a truly original format. And Eric is the perfect host to harness the fun and excitement, as viewers witness true artists creating some of the most innovative domino topples ever envisioned.”
Domino Masters joins an expanding portfolio of programs produced and owned by Fox Alternative Entertainment, including The Masked Singer, The Masked Dancer, I Can See Your Voice, Name that Tune and Cherries Wild.
After Domino Masters‘ linear telecast, it will be available on Fox Entertainment’s free streaming platform, Tubi.
The news comes months after Banijay-owned Endemol Shine North America, producers of Fox’s Lego Masters, announced it had struck a deal with YouTube domino artist Lily Hevesh to develop the competition series Domino Effect. In August, the company stated it planned to take the supersized unscripted series to the marketplace.