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Fox has announced three new series for midseason in 2018-19: Competition “The Masked Singer” and “Mental Samurai” and game show “Spin the Wheel.” Based on an international hit, “The Masked Singer,” debuting in January 2019, features celebrities facing off against one another with one major twist: each singer is shrouded from head to toe in an elaborate costume, complete with full face mask to conceal his or her identity. Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Robin Thicke serve on the panel and play detective, alongside host Nick Cannon.
“Mental Samurai,” hosted and produced by Rob Lowe, the show is the first-ever obstacle course…for the mind. The logline: Each episode of “Mental Samurai” is an epic television event, as contestants battle the boundaries of their minds to answer questions accurately with speed and precision. Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, numbers and sequencing, but players will also have to contend with being transported around the set at high speeds in a specially designed capsule that is capable of rotating 360 degrees.”
“Spin the Wheel,” meanwhile, is described as a high-stakes game show offering a chance to win over $20 million per episode. Executive produced by Justin Timberlake, and hosted by comedian and actor Dax Shepard (“Hit and Run”), the show offers opportunities to win fortunes each episode withj the spin of a massive, unpredictable wheel.