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May 15, 2023
Academy and Golden Globe-Winner to also Executive Produce Series Featuring Celebrity Reveals and Entire Studio Audience as Contestants
FOX has ordered We Are Family, the all-new music centric game show hosted by Academy and Golden Globe winning actor, singer and comedian Jamie Foxx and co-hosted by his daughter, producer and activist Corinne Foxx, it was announced today by Allison Wallach, President, Unscripted Programming, of FOX Entertainment. The series will premiere in 2024.
Showcasing non-famous relatives of celebrities performing duets with their hidden famous family member, We Are Family will feature a studio audience entirely comprised of 100 contestants playing through multiple rounds of clues and gameplay to win up to $100,000 each by correctly guessing which celebrity the performer is related to before they are revealed. Celebrities appearing on We Are Family will range from musicians and professional athletes to actors and beyond. The series will be co-produced by FOX’s in-house unscripted studio, FOX Alternative Entertainment, which created the program, and Apploff Entertainment. Jeff Apploff and Jamie Foxx will executive produce We Are Family. Matilda Zoltowski will be the showrunner and executive producer of the series.
“We are thrilled to be developing We Are Family with Jeff Apploff and our friends at FOX Entertainment after so much success with six seasons of Beat Shazam,” said Jamie and Corinne Foxx. “We hope this show brings as much fun to audiences at home as we’ve had creating it when it premieres next year.”
“Jamie and Corinne are important partners to the FOX Family,” said Wallach. “Their boundless energy and charming interplay with contestants are irresistible, which make them the perfect hosts of We Are Family. This series joins FOX’s fast-growing list of premium music-centric competition series.”
Jamie and Corinne Foxx also headline FOX’s interactive game show, Beat Shazam, which is produced by Apploff Entertainment, MGM Television and BiggerStage in association with Shazam, and will return with guest host Nick Cannon and guest DJ Kelly Osborne on for its Sixth Season on Tuesday, May 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). Jamie Foxx also executive produces Beat Shazam, as well as FOX’s hit procedural drama Alert: Missing Person’s Unit, starring Scott Caan and Dania Ramirez.
About FOX Alternative Entertainment
FOX Alternative Entertainment (FAE) is the in-house unscripted studio of FOX Entertainment. Formed in 2019 to oversee the production of The Masked Singer, U.S. television’s #1 unscripted series, FAE develops and produces alternative programming for the FOX Network, its streaming service, Tubi, and third-party platforms. In addition to The Masked Singer, FAE currently produces Gordon Ramsay’s cooking competition and last season’s #1 new entertainment series, Next Level Chef, and the upcoming series Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars (both with Studio Ramsay Global); I Can See Your Voice, hosted by Ken Jeong; Alter Ego, the 2021-22 season’s #1 new unscripted program; Joe Millionaire: For Richer or Poorer; Crime Scene Kitchen (with Fly on the Wall Entertainment) Summer 2021’s #1 new series hosted by Joel McHale, Name That Tune, featuring Jane Krakowski and Randy Jackson; as well as Domino Masters, hosted by Eric Stonestreet. Third-party series produced by FAE include the dating show Love Trip: Paris for Freeform in the U.S., the variety competition program The Big Deal for Ireland’s Virgin Media Television in partnership with Dublin-based BiggerStage and the celebrity performance competition The Masterpiece for Workpoint in Taiwan.
About Apploff Entertainment
Apploff Entertainment is a cutting-edge production company, helmed by Jeff Apploff, that specializes in world-class game, competition and music formats that are distributed around the world. Established in 2006, AE immediately cemented itself as a premier creator and production house with the sale of Don’t Forget The Lyrics!, hosted by Wayne Brady, to the FOX network. The smash success aired over 50 episodes in 2 seasons and spawned original formats in over 20 countries. The French version, N’oubliez Pas Les Paroles!,presented by Nagui on France 2, has produced more than 5000 episodes since 2007, and is still a ratings juggernaut. DFTL went into syndication in 2010 and aired on Twentieth Television stations, as well as, VH1 and GSN. An all-new primetime version of Don’t Forget The Lyrics!, hosted by Niecy Nash, was picked up by FOX in 2021 and will premier its second season on May 23rd, 2023. Since 2010, AE has produced multiple series for FOX including, Million Dollar Money Drop, hosted by Kevin Pollak, in association with Endemol, Take Me Out, Hosted by George Lopez, in association with Fremantle, BOOM!, hosted by Tom Papa, in association with Keshet and Dick Clark Productions, Mental Samurai, hosted by Rob Lowe, in association with Warner Horizon and A. Smith & Co., and Game Of Talents, hosted by Wayne Brady, in association with Fremantle. In 2017, Apploff created Beat Shazam, hosted by Academy Award, Grammy, and Golden Globe winner Jamie Foxx, and co-hosted by his daughter Corinne Foxx. The 6th season of Beat Shazam, guest hosted by Nick Cannon with guest DJ Kelly Osbourne, will premier May 23rd, 2023 on FOX. It is the second season in a row where AE will have back-to-back series, Beat Shazam and Don’t Forget The Lyrics!, both created by Apploff, on FOX. AE also produced The Wheel, for NBC, hosted by Bafta award winner Michael McIntyre, in conjunction with Hungry McBear and Warner Horizon. Loteria Loca, a format created by Apploff and hosted by Jaime Camil, produced in association with Warner Horizon, will premier fall 2023 on CBS.
About FOX Entertainment
With a legacy spanning more than 35 years, FOX Entertainment is one of the world’s most recognizable media brands and a prolific content producer across its iconic broadcast network and both owned and third-party streaming platforms. Known for its independent, innovative spirit and provocative, groundbreaking storytelling, the company was reinvented in 2019 with the formation of FOX Entertainment. While maintaining its leadership in broadcast television (The Simpsons, The Cleaning Lady, Hell’s Kitchen, LEGO Masters), the company is actively building a portfolio of businesses and library of owned original content. To date, FOX Entertainment’s long-term growth strategy has included the acquisitions of award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, The Great North, Krapopolis, Grimsburg), entertainment platform TMZ, and global production studio MarVista Entertainment (The Way Home), as well as the formation of the culinary and lifestyle content venture Studio Ramsay Global (Next Level Chef, Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars) in partnership with Gordon Ramsay. The company also established its in-house unscripted studio FOX Alternative Entertainment (The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content and the worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.