Jenny McCarthy Says ‘The Masked Singer’ Offers ‘More Bang for Your Buck’ This Season

Jill O'Rourke
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The Masked Singer panelist Jenny McCarthy teased Season 8 in a new interview, explaining the changes in format and how fans will be getting even more out of each episode. She also shared why she thinks the panel has stayed the same since Season 1.


Jenny McCarthy Teases The Masked Singer Season 8

McCarthy talked to TV Insider about the changes in format fans can expect this season on The Masked Singer. That includes two unmaskings per episode. McCarthy shared that “you’re getting more bang for your buck” this season, adding that she hopes the show keeps this format.

“Then, whoever’s unmasked has to go and sit in a VIP area in the audience to watch the other celebrity get unmasked,” McCarthy explained. “So it’s one of my favorite new parts because there’s a red rope, and it looks like a VIP section. And they sit there, and they’re watching their possible fellow co-star, or some celebrity — you know how everyone knows everyone — get unmasked.”

This season will also feature themed nights, including Andrew Lloyd Webber Night, Muppet Night, and Vegas Night. Celebrity guests will include Donny Osmond, Tori Spelling, and even Kermit and Miss Piggy.


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McCarthy Says the Panel Is Like a Family

For eight seasons now, the panel on The Masked Singer has remained the same. McCarthy said this is because they’ve “become a family,” adding that “the chemistry is there.” She compared how they were when they first started to how they are now.

“In the beginning, you’re polite, and you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings. You’re like, ‘Great guess,'” McCarthy explained. “Now we’re like, ‘That’s stupid, Ken!’ We’ve turned into this, like, family that probably sounds a lot like the families sitting in their little living rooms.”


The Masked Singer Season 8 premieres on Wednesday, September 21, at 8/7c on FOX. McCarthy will be joined on the panel by Robin Thicke, Ken Jeong, and Nicole Scherzinger, with Nick Cannon returning as host.

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