Within one week, Netflix and Fox premiered similar shows—so similar, they even shared a contestant. But both have unnecessarily filler crowding out some really fun parts.
Fox’s Ultimate Tag, hosted by JJ, TJ, and Derek Watt, is significantly better than similar reality shows that came before it. But it’s also not the next American Ninja Warrior or American Gladiators.
Fox announced a host for its adaptation of Flirty Dancing, which will add a twist to the UK format. Will the Fox version cast a range of people like Channel 4’s did?
Fox just announced two new reality competitions: The Masked Singer, on which celebrity singers compete but in disguise, and Mental Samurai, a game show with physical elements that’s hosted by Rob Lowe.
This week’s episode of The Four: Battle for Stardom was taped last week, so Charlie Walk will be on Thursday’s episode despite being fired after two women said he sexually harassed them at work.
Maybe The Four: Battle for Stardom is a response to ABC’s impending broadcast of Fox’s former golden child, American Idol. Maybe it’s just The Voice’s battles turned into a series. Maybe it’s prime-time publicity for its judges on a familiar set. Maybe it’s unnecessary.
But The Four, which premieres tonight (Fox, 8 p.m.) surprised me and kept my interest for two hours. Here’s why.
Fergie will host Fox’s The Four: Battle for Stardom, and she and judges DJ Khaled and Sean “Diddy” Combs really talked the show up.