All Our Most Deranged Theories About ‘The Masked Singer’ Season 6

Mehera Bonner
·4 min read
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Photo credit: Getty Images

There are few things we can depend on in this cruel world, but one of them is the perpetually menacing presence of The Masked Singer. Like a cockroach surviving a nuclear blast, this show just keeps thriving—no matter how many odds are stacked against it. Which is why I can say with absolute “authority” (just let me have this!) that The Masked Singer will be back for season 6. Will its poor, long-suffering casting directors find another group of B-list celebrities willing to risk it all for this show? And are there even any items left in the food pyramid to turn into costumes? Lord knows, and probably not—but I trust FOX will find a way.

As I’ve said every season for the past 84 years of my life: It’s best to keep our friends close and our enemies closer—so here’s everything you need to know about The Masked Singer season 6. (Note: We’ll also be updating this with the celebrity reveals each week as they happen. Sorry in advance.)

It Hasn’t Technically Been Renewed Yet

But that means nothing. FOX didn’t renew the show for season 5 until right ahead of the season 4 semifinals, at which point a fancy exec named Rob Wade mused, “This show brings joy to so many families across the country, especially during these trying times, and we can’t wait to get even more celebrities suited up in crazy costumes for an hour of pure fun every week.”

Can only assume he was under the spell of THE EGG at the time, but lol, okay, Rob!

Photo credit: Giphy
Photo credit: Giphy

It’ll Probably Air in September 2021

This is based purely on speculation/the amount of time I just spent researching the premiere dates of every other season. You see, because The Masked Singer can’t just be chill and air once a year like every other show, it airs TWICE—once in the spring and once in the fall. And the fall premieres are historically in late September—season 2 aired on September 25, and season 4 aired on September 23. These premieres also both aired on Wednesdays, so I’m gonna go ahead and call it: The Masked Singer season 6 will air on Wednesday, September 22, 2021.*

*According to my brain.

The Judges Will Almost Def Be the Same

As a reminder, Nick Cannon hosts The Masked Singer, while Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Robin Thicke, and Jenny McCarthy are the judges. It’s pretty standard for celebrities to sign multi-season contracts for TV shows, so let’s go ahead and assume everyone’s staying on for season 6 due to their deal with the devil:

Photo credit: Giphy
Photo credit: Giphy

Plus, aforementioned FOX exec Wade fully gushed over the judges in a press conference back in 2019, musing, “It’s difficult sitting on a new panel and a bunch of producers saying, ‘Go. Have chemistry. Enjoy yourself.’ But I think, as the shows have gone on, you’ve seen these guys really grow into a family, and I think the viewers are responding to that.”

So, yeah, seems like they’re here to stay, god help ’em!

The Judging Could Switch Up

The Masked Singer loves throwing deranged curveballs our way, and during season 5, they switched up the format to introduce us to something sinister called “wild card” contestants. “For the first time ever, ‘wild card’ contestants will crash into the competition and upend the battle for the Golden Mask Trophy!” FOX wrote in a press release. “Season 5 celebrity contestants will be split into two groups of five (A and B). But the game changes when all-new celebrities, masked from head to toe, jump into the ‘wild card’ rounds and perform for the chance to win it all!”

TBD if the show goes this route for season 6 or if they come up with some other admittedly kinda fun gimmick no one asked for, but stay tuned! And again, this alarmingly detailed article about The Masked Singer season 6 *will* be updated frequently, because truly, what else do I have going on?!

You love all the deets on The Masked Singer. So do we! Let’s overanalyze them together.

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