‘The Masked Dancer’ Signs Craig Robinson as Host of the Fox Spinoff

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The Masked Dancer has enlisted The Office alum Craig Robinson as its host.

Fox announced Wednesday that Robinson will host the spinoff of the network’s hit singing competition series The Masked Singer, according to Variety. The new series will feature masked celebrities dancing while disguised, with the audience and judges attempting to find out their identities.

The judges for the new show include former American Idol panelist Paula Abdul; High School Musical’s Ashley Tisdale; Beverly Hills, 90210 alum Brian Austin Green; and Ken Jeong, who is also a judge on The Masked Singer. Green was a contestant on the singing competition as well.

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“We’ve begun filming The Masked Dancer with incredible new talent on both sides of the mask, and can’t wait to share the series with viewers,” said Rob Wade, president of alternative entertainment and specials at Fox. “Craig Robinson is hilarious as always in his role as host, and Ken, Brian, Ashley and Paula are the perfect blend of personalities to lead our awesomely weird world of masks into a whole new genre!”

This is Robinson’s first time hosting a competition series. He’s most widely known for his role as Darryl Philbin on The Office, and has had roles on Mr. Robot, Ghosted, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and in the film Dolemite Is My Name.

The series doesn’t have an exact premiere date, but will air sometime in December.