Get all the scoop on this season's costumes, panel, celebrities under the masks, and more.

The Masked Singer is back for its seventh season, and this time around, there's a twist that is at once good, bad, and cuddly.

Ahead of the show's return, EW is breaking down all that and more — from when and where to watch, to all the new costumes, to all the twists to expect from this newest edition of Fox's zany masked celeb singing competition.

When does the new season of The Masked Singer start and where can I watch?

The Masked Singer returns for season 7 on Wednesday, March 9, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Fox.

Will the same panel and host be returning?

Yes! Nick Cannon is returning as host, and Ken JeongNicole ScherzingerJenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, and Robin Thicke are back as panelists. And, as always, the judges will be joined by some starry guest panelists this season as well. EW can confirm this season's guests will include Eric Stonestreet, Nicole Byer, and Leslie Jordan.

Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Nick Cannon, Nicole Scherzinger, and Ken Jeong on 'The Masked Singer'
| Credit: Michael Becker / FOX

What are the new Masked Singer season 7 costumes?

Usually the costumes are put into groups — Group A, Group B, sometimes Group C — but this season they've been delineated into teams: Good, Bad, and Cuddly. A special sneak peek episode that aired Feb. 20 revealed the following costumes for each team:

Team Good:

Members of Team Good include (from left) Firefly, McTerrier, and the Prince, as well as the Ringmaster (below) and the Armadillo.

Team Bad:

The "bad guys" this season are Cyclops (left), Ram (center), and Queen Cobra (right). EW exclusively debuted the first look at another member of the crew, the three-headed Hydra. Fox has also confirmed a Jack in the Box costume (below) is a member of Team Bad.

Team Cuddly:

From left to right, this team's members are Thingamabob, Lemur, Space Bunny, and Baby Mammoth. Miss Teddy will round out the team.

Which celebrities are under the masks?

Obviously, we don't know that yet. But the sneak peek episode did offer the first clues for some of the characters:

  • McTerrier: A blue electric guitar with the Union Jack on it
  • The Prince: A blue-and-white letterman jacket with the number 30 on it
  • Firefly: A sparkly tiara with three pink jewels on it
  • Cyclops: A pirate's treasure map with the words "200 North; 4 South" on it, as well as mountains, palm trees, a skull and crossbones, and a sparrow
  • Queen Cobra: A comic-book-like sketch of a Superman-esque hero with a question mark on his uniform
  • Ram: A blue football helmet with yellow lettering and the number 6
  • Space Bunny: A pink neon sign in the shape of North Carolina
  • Baby Mammoth: Sparkly red flats reminiscent of Dorothy's shoes in The Wizard of Oz
  • Thingamabob: A photo of Dwayne Johnson
  • Lemur: A ring light

EW can also confirm the accolades for this group of contestants. The celebrities under the masks boast a combined 112 film appearances, 15 Grammy Nominations, eight Emmy Nominations, seven Super Bowl Performances, two Hollywood Walk of Fame Stars and two World Records.

Is the format the same?

Fans of the show will recall that last season, for the first time, there were two groups who never competed against the other and slowly got whittled down to just two finalists, one from each group. This season, with its three separate teams, will be different. The teams are battling against each other as a group, so there won't be one week of all Team Good performances or Team Bad or Team Cuddly, like there was last season. Exactly how that will play out and what it means for the finale remains to be seen.

Fox has also confirmed that the 15 costumes mentioned above are the only ones this season, meaning there won't be any Wildcards.

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The Masked Singer

Celebs compete in this reality-singing TV show while wearing elaborate costumes to conceal their identities. Can you guess the celebrity behind the mask?

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