“The Masked Dancer,” a spinoff of Fox’s wildly popular singing competition “The Masked Singer,” is set to start shooting in Los Angeles this weekend.
The network is ramping up the same rigorous health and safety protocols that it put in place for “The Masked Singer” and Ken Jeong’s “I Can See Your Voice,” which premiered last month.
Safety measures include regular testing, zoning, social distancing, sanitization and non-sharing of communal areas, Deadline reported.
Fox Entertainment’s chief Rob Wade said they are working closely with local and state officials, as well as the unions on protocols to create an environment where all involved can work safely and manage those conditions.
“Our focus is just to create an environment where people can work safely and manage those conditions,” he said of the Ellen DeGeneres-produced show derived from a segment of her daytime talk show where she and guests must guess the identity of a celebrity dancer.
For the Fox format, celebrity contestants will perform unique dances, while covered from head-to-toe in elaborate costumes and face masks, leaving audiences to guess their identities.
The audience will be digitally-enhanced virtual audience, as seen on season four of “The Masked Singer.”
The reality series was announced in January 2020 at the Television Critics Association press tour.
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