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The singing celebs of The Masked Singer have had a couple of weeks off the air thanks to the 2019 World Series between the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros. Since that best-of-seven series has actually gone to seven games, The Masked Singer was bumped from the Fox lineup for two weeks in a row, and while Fox hasn't suffered in the ratings even without its juggernaut, the network is going to celebrate The Masked Singer's return in style with a super-sized episode, and more.
The Masked Singer will return on Wednesday, November 6 at 8 p.m. ET on Fox. Like the Season 2 premiere, the November 6 broadcast will run for two hours, with another show taking the 9 p.m. ET slot back the next week. The super-sized episode is likely due to the fact that it was relatively unlikely that the 2019 World Series would go to seven games, as most series end in fewer. The odds were pretty good that The Masked Singer would air its regular one-hour episode on Wednesday, October 30.
While fans of The Masked Singer may be bummed to learn that there's still another week before the show returns, at least the show will be back with a bang! In addition to running for two hours, the November 6 broadcast will feature a double elimination and unmasking, with all 11 of the remaining celebrities performing. This of course includes the Fox, who you can see getting into the groove in a sneak peek:
In the second hour of the broadcast, comedian and black-ish star Anthony Anderson (who recently got super spooky for the black-ish Halloween episode) joins the desk of panelists. Will he prove to be an expert at guessing the identities of the celebrities beneath the elaborate masks, or will his guesses entirely off the mark? One thing that is all but certain is that he'll be an entertaining panelist.
Now, with The Masked Singer taking the 9 p.m. ET slot on November 6 as well as its normal 8 p.m. ET slot, does that mean Fox's Almost Family got the axe and was pulled from the lineup sooner than expected? Well, as much as that would probably make people conceived in real-life doctor sperm scandals happy, Almost Family will be back to presumably finish its first (and likely only) season run beginning on November 13.
It's probably just as well that Almost Family doesn't get to follow The Masked Singer on November 6; The Masked Singer failed to launch Almost Family, and the show never really picked up an audience. The Masked Singer will almost certainly enjoy a long life on Fox; Almost Family, not so much.
Be sure to clear your primetime schedule on Wednesday, November 6 if you intend to catch both hours of The Masked Singer after its brief World Series hiatus.