Craig Robinson has been named of upcoming “The Masked Dancer,” which debuts this December and will feature celebrity contestants shaking their tail feathers, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities. The logline: Costumed celebrities will be joined on stage by masked partners and back-up dancers, as they perform a series of dances together; spanning from hip-hop to salsa, jazz to tap dancing and more. When it comes to dance styles, the sky is the limit. Each week, a series of clues will be sprinkled throughout packages, costumes and routines, leading the panelists one step closer to figuring out which famous faces are freestyling behind the masks.
Based on “The Masked Singer” and inspired by a segment featured on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the panelists will include Ken Jeong, choreographer and singer Paula Abdul, actor Brian Austin Green, and actress and singer Ashley Tisdale.