Executive Producer Jamie Foxx’s All-New Musical Guessing Game Show to
Premiere Wednesday, January 3
Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, comedian and producer, Anthony Anderson (black-ish), has been tapped to host the midseason music-centric guessing game show, We Are Family, alongside his mother, Doris Bowman, commonly known as “Mama Doris.” The all-new series, executive produced by Academy and Golden Globe-winner Jamie Foxx, is set to premiere Wednesday, January 3 and will showcase non-famous relatives of celebrities performing amazing solo performances and duets with their hidden famous family member.
“We’re so excited to have Anthony and Doris headline We Are Family,” said Allison Wallach, President of Unscripted Programming at FOX Entertainment. “They embody everything that’s special about this show –a ton of laughs, a lot of heart and some friendly on the edge-of-your-seat competition that the whole family can enjoy.”
“I jumped at the opportunity to host We Are Family and can’t wait for you to see all the celebrities, their relatives and the many surprises we have in store this season – and with my mama by my side, you never know what’s going to happen!,” said Anderson.
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 $150,000 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. Viewers will be encouraged to play along at home with their families to see if they can figure out the famous face behind the talented relative!
The series is co-produced by FOX’s in-house unscripted studio, FOX Alternative Entertainment, which created the program, and Apploff Entertainment. Jeff Apploff, Joni Day and Foxx are executive producers. Matilda Zoltowski is the showrunner and an executive producer on the series. We Are Family is distributed internationally by FOX Entertainment Global.
Check out the first promo for We Are Family HERE
Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor, Anthony Anderson starred for eight seasons in the multi-award nominated sitcom black-ish, where he portrayed Andre “Dre” Johnson and also served as executive producer. He recently completed a six-week journey around Europe with his mother for their reality series Trippin’ with Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris. Anderson also partnered with Cedric the Entertainer to launch their own barbecue label, AC Barbeque, and documented their journey to become barbeque masters in the unscripted series Kings of BBQ which premiered in August 2023.
Anderson appeared in the Emmy award winning pair of live television specials, Live in Front of a Studio Audience. He first appeared as Henry Jefferson in Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons,’ and then as himself in the second special, Live in Front of a Studio Audience: ‘All in the Family’ and ‘Good Times,’ performing the opening song with Patti LaBelle. Anderson also hosted the game show, To Tell the Truth, a popular primetime re-imagination of the beloved classic game show of the same name, which ran for eight seasons. Additionally, he was executive producer of the black-ish spin off, grown-ish. Anderson reprised his role as Detective Kevin Barnard in 2022 on the highly anticipated 21st season of Law and Order. He has become familiar to audiences through roles in such prominent films as Transformers, The Departed, and The Big Year. Additionally, Anderson has appeared in Me, Myself and Irene, the Barbershop franchise, Scary Movie 3, Kangaroo Jack, Exit Wounds, Cradle 2 the Grave, Two Can Play That Game, Malibu’s Most Wanted, My Baby’s Daddy, Agent Cody Banks 2, Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle, Small Town Crime, The Star and the Academy Award nominated Ferndinand. Most recently, Anderson starred in and was the executive producer of streaming film Beats, alongside Uzo Aduba and newcomer Khalil Everage. On the small screen, Anderson appeared on All About the Andersons, K-Ville, The Shield and Guys with Kids.
Anderson has received seven consecutive Emmy nominations for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series”, three Golden Globe nominations and three Critics Choice nominations for his popular role in black-ish. He has also been nominated for four Emmys as a producer on black-ish for “Outstanding Comedy Series.” Additionally, in 2022, he won his eighth individual Image Award in the category of “Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series,” adding to his 18 total Image Award nominations in his career. He has been nominated for four Screen Actors Guild awards, BET Awards, and Teen Choice awards as well as one People’s Choice Awards and one Kids’ Choice Awards. In 2020, he was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2022, Anderson was named as one of the 2022 Disney Legend Award recipients, The Walt Disney Company’s highest honor recognizing individuals who have made an extraordinary and integral contribution to The Walt Disney Company.
About Doris Bowman
Doris Bowman, commonly known as “Mama Doris,” is a television personality and the mother of actor/comedian Anthony Anderson. She previously teamed up with Anderson for several shows including To Tell The Truth and Trippin’ with Anthony Anderson and Mama Doris. Bowman has also appeared on black-ish and House Haunters.
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 Gordon Ramsay’s Food Stars (both with Studio Ramsay Global); Snake Oil (with Electric Avenue), hosted by David Spade; 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., celebrity competition series Beat My Mini-Mes for TF1 in France, dating program Marriage Market for Germany’s ProSieben, 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 (international format: Celebrity 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, which are distributed globally. The company has produced numerous series for major networks, including NBC’s The Wheel, CBS’s recently launched Loteria Loca and FOX’s Million Dollar Money Drop, Take Me Out, BOOM!, Mental Samurai, Game Of Talents, Beat Shazam and the anticipated We Are Family. Its smash-hit format Don’t Forget The Lyrics!, hosted by Wayne Brady, debuted on FOX in 2007, went into syndication and spawned original formats in over 20 countries, including an all-new Niecy Nash-hosted version for FOX that premiered in 2022. The French version, N’oubliez Pas Les Paroles!, presented by Nagui on France 2, has produced more than 5,000 episodes since 2007 and remains a ratings juggernaut.
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 (9-1-1: Lone Star, 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, Snake Oil, I Can See Your Voice, Name That Tune), FOX Entertainment Studios (Animal Control) to develop scripted content, and worldwide content sales unit FOX Entertainment Global.
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