On May 6, 2020, FOX announced that the series was renewed for a fourth season with a targeted fall 2020 premiere. On July 29, 2020, the first teaser for the season was released, airing during the Ultimate Tag season finale that same night. Along with the teaser, it was announced that they were hoping to begin production within the next six weeks in order to premiere the season in September, however, with a possibility of production being delayed or impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
On July 7, 2020, it was revealed that host Cannon and panelists McCarthy, Jeong, Thicke, and Scherzinger would all be returning for the new season.
Nick Cannon controversyEdit
In July 2020, host Nick Cannon made controversial, racist, and antisemitic comments in an episode of his "Cannon's Class" podcast series with Professor Griff. He was later fired by ViacomCBS and had his upcoming talk show pushed.
On July 15, 2020, FOX announced that he would remain as host of The Masked Singer, stating they would, "move forward with Nick and help him advance this important conversation, broadly." Cannon also apologized for his comments.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 FOX Announces Fall 2020 Schedule
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 The Masked Singer on Twitter: "More celebs are joining the masked madness. 🤩 Season 4 of #TheMaskedSinger is coming this fall!"
- ↑ The Masked Singer: Fox Renews Reality Singing Contest For Season 4; Targets Fall Premiere
- ↑ The Masked Singer Eyes September Launch For Season 4; Fox Hopes To Be Back In Production Soon
- ↑ The Masked Singer Season 4: Here’s Everything We Know – So Far
- ↑ Nick Cannon Fired By ViacomCBS For “Hateful Speech,” Espousing “Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theories”
- ↑ Nick Cannon Syndicated Talk Show Pushed Following His Anti-Semitic Comments; Lionsgate Stands By Comedian
- ↑ Nick Cannon To Remain As Host Of Fox’s The Masked Singer After He Apologizes Over Anti-Semitic Comments
- ↑ Nick Cannon Apologizes for Anti-Semitic Comments: "I Feel Ashamed"
- ↑ Fox to keep Nick Cannon as Masked Singer host: 'He is remorseful'
- ↑ FOX on Twitter: "When we were made aware of Nick Cannon’s interview with Richard Griffin on YouTube, we immediately began a dialogue with Nick. He is clear and remorseful that..."
- ↑ Nick Cannon on Twitter: "First and foremost I extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to my Jewish sisters and brothers for the hurtful and divisive words..."