Rob Lowe’s new hosting gig – We’re not that far removed from the end of Code Black (a show that really needs to be saved), but today we’ve got a little more news on Rob Lowe. He is set to host a new mental competition show entitled Mental Samurai, which has to be one of our favorite names for a TV show in some time. It’s billed as an obstacle course for the mind, and here is what Rob Lowe had to say on the subject in a statement:
“When I was 15, I won big on The $10,000 Pyramid. I’ve loved mental competition shows ever since … For me, Mental Samurai is addicting. Every time you play, you think: This time I’m gonna win! But this very simple game is almost impossible to crack.”
Kaitlin Olson returns – Only a few months after the end of The Mick, Kaitlin is going to be appearing in a new multi-camera comedy pilot at Fox from the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia creative team (where she also starred). Kaitlin is playing a character named Birdie, the wife of a conservative woman named Jean (Leah Remini). The two are working to raise Jean’s kids with the help of some colorful characters along the way — including Jean’s ex.
We’ll see if this series gets a green light, but it seems to be the direction that Fox is going right now — shows with broad appeal.
The Masked Singer – This is one of the weirdest shows Fox is gambling on. It premieres in January, and the premise here seems to be masking celebrities with some singing talent in a competition to determine who can last the longest without their true identity being revealed. It’s based on a hit Korean show, and CarterMatt has a video of it for you to watch below.
In a new statement, Fox’s own Rob Wade (head of alternative programming) said the following about it:
“This is truly one of the most unique, genre-defining formats I’ve ever seen. It’s a massive international hit, and its boldness and originality make it the perfect fit for Fox.”
Want to get some other news on all things TV?
Then be sure to like CarterMatt on Facebook right now! (Photo: Fox.)Love TV? Be sure to like CarterMatt on Facebook for more updates!