The Masked Singer production has been hit with a dozen positive COVID-19 tests. However, production on Season 6 continues.
Most TV shows have shut down productions when there has been one positive COVID-19 case. That doesn’t look to be the case for The Masked Singer. Production is still set to wrap on time, allowing for a fall premiere date on FOX.
Entertainment Weekly shared the news about production continuing. This is despite the show having 12 positive COVID-19 cases.
When Will The Masked Singer Season 6 Premiere?
FOX was the last of the big networks to announce its fall 2021 premiere dates. The Masked Singer Season 6 continues to kick-off Wednesday nights, and it will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 22.
The show will get a two-night premiere special. Another new episode will air on Thursday, Sept. 23. After this, the show will remain on Wednesday nights, with Thursdays going back to Thursday Night Football.
While the premiere dates are on the tentative side for this year, there are no signs that FOX will need to change anything. Despite the positive COVID-19 tests, The Masked Singer Season 6 production continues. The show states that it is putting the safety of everyone first, and that it is working with the updated rules and guidance around testing and the virus. However, nobody has stated any of the protocols in place.
The Masked Singer Season 5 saw a change of host for a while. Nick Cannon tested positive for COVID-19, and so hosting duties passed to Niecy Nash for a few episodes. It was a good change of pace, but it looks like Cannon is back for the full sixth season of the masked singing competition.
— The Masked Singer (@MaskedSingerFOX) July 26, 2021
A Live Studio Audience Again
There will be some good news to fans who found the virtual audience a little off-putting. For the last two seasons, The Masked Singer has opted for the virtual audience to keep everyone safe. This allowed all filming in a bubble to keep production on track during the hardest parts of the pandemic.
That is changing for the sixth season. The live audience is back. At least, some of the live audience is back. It isn’t quite at the same level as previous seasons, but there will be a live audience component to the show. It will be interesting to see if some other audience members will be added in digitally to make up for the gaps.
All those attending for the live audience have to follow strict protocols. They all need to provide a negative COVID-19 test and prove they are fully vaccinated. Vaccinations are becoming an essential part of many areas of entertainment, with Broadway recently announcing all patrons will need to be fully vaccinated. It’s not surprising that the FOX series is also mandating it.
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The Masked Singer Season 6 will premiere on Wednesday, Sept. 22, and it will be followed by a new episode on Thursday, Sept. 23.
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