Will Arnett to Host New Unscripted Competition Series "LEGO Masters," Premiering Wednesday, February 5, on FOX
Series Challenges LEGO® Fanatics to Build Incredible Brick Creations Week-After-Week
(October 30, 2019) - Actor and producer Will Arnett will host new unscripted competition series LEGO MASTERS, premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. The series will feature pairs of LEGO enthusiasts facing off in unbelievable brick-building challenges. Throughout the competition, Arnett, alongside expert judges, will encourage the builders, introduce incredible challenges and put the creations to the test until one duo is crowned LEGO MASTERS. Arnett, who voices “LEGO Batman” in “The LEGO Movie” franchise, will also serve as an executive producer on the series.
“This show is an hour of fun for the whole family and Will is the ideal host. He’s already a member of the LEGO family and his passion for this show is infectious,” said Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment and Specials, FOX Entertainment. “He’s also a great collaborator and, let’s be honest, he’s hilarious – which makes him perfect for this competition.”
“It gives me piece of mind to be able to continue building my relationship with The LEGO Group,” said Arnett. “Ultimately, my goal is Danish citizenship.”
Based on the hit British reality-competition series of the same name, LEGO MASTERS brings imagination, design and creativity to life when teams of LEGO enthusiasts go head-to-head, with infinite possibilities and an unlimited supply of LEGO bricks. Teams of two will compete against each other in ambitious brick-building challenges to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur LEGO builders. In each episode, the competing pairs who impress the judges the most will progress to the next round, until the finale, during which the top teams will face off for a cash prize, the ultimate LEGO trophy and the grand title of LEGO MASTERS.
Arnett is no stranger to the LEGO family, as he famously voices “LEGO Batman” in the “LEGO Movie” franchise, including 2017’s “The LEGO Batman Movie.” He has received multiple Emmy Award nominations for his work on both “Arrested Development” and “30 Rock.” Currently, Arnett lends his voice to the Emmy Award-nominated streaming animated comedy “BoJack Horseman.”
Originally created by Tuesday’s Child, LEGO MASTERS first launched on the U.K.’s Channel 4 in 2017, when it quickly became the network’s highest-rated new series, nearly doubling its primetime average with young adults.
Since then, LEGO MASTERS has been renewed by Channel 4 and local versions of the successful format have begun launching around the world. Most recently, Endemol Shine Australia produced a local version for Nine, which became an instant hit, averaging more than 2.0 million viewers, and ranked as the country’s #1 program among all key demos. Additionally, Endemol Shine Germany successfully produced the series for RTL.
Plan B will executive-produce the FOX series, along with showrunner Anthony Dominici; Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman from Endemol Shine North America; Karen Smith and Steph Harris from Tuesday’s Child; and Jill Wilfert and Robert May from The LEGO Group.
LEGO MASTERS will be produced by Endemol Shine North America and Tuesday’s Child under license from The LEGO Group, for The LEGO Group.
About Endemol Shine North America
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world. Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series such as “Big Brother” (CBS), “Ink Master” (Paramount Network), MASTERCHEF (FOX), MASTERCHEF JUNIOR (FOX), “Swamp People” (History), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “Below Deck: Mediterranean” (Bravo), “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “Trading Spaces” (TLC), “Deal or No Deal” (CNBC), “LOL” (Amazon) and the upcoming launch of “Utopia” (Amazon), “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” (HGTV), LEGO MASTERS (FOX), “Súbete a Mi Moto” (Amazon) and “The Biggest Loser” (USA).
About Tuesday’s Child
Tuesday’s Child Television is a U.K.-based independent production company, with offices in London and Glasgow, specializing in entertainment and popular factual. It was launched in September 2012 by Karen Smith (co-creator of “Strictly Come Dancing”), who was a former Shine TV joint MD (“The Magicians,” “Gladiators,” “Got to Dance,” “MasterChef,” “The Biggest Loser,” “Just the Two of Us”).
Tuesday’s Child has created and produced “The Hit List,” a six-part music quiz for Saturday nights on BBC One, with Season Two on air next month; “Head Hunters,” a 30-episode quiz hosted by Rob Beckett airing daily on BBC1; reality horror game show “Killer Camp” currently airing on ITV2, Channel 4’s fixed-rig social experiment “The Cannabis Café”; two series of the Emmy Award-nominated “LEGO MASTERS“ for Channel 4; BBC One’s entertainment series, “Pitch Battle”; award-winning “You’re Back in the Room” for ITV, and the U.S. version, “Hypnotize Me” (The CW); two series of BBC One daytime series “For What It’s Worth”; “Britain’s Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection” for BBC Two; RTS-nominated series “Superstar Dogs” for Channel 4; “Sean Conway On The Edge” and “Sean Conway: Running Britain” for Discovery; and “How To Build a Robot” for Channel 4.
About Plan B Entertainment
Headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B Entertainment is an established film and television production company with many acclaimed titles. Their commitment to protecting narrative and giving filmmakers the freedom to take creative risks has resulted in a memorable run of emotionally and socially compelling characters and stories. The company’s titles include THE TREE OF LIFE, WORLD WAR Z, 12 YEARS A SLAVE, THE NORMAL HEART, SELMA, THE BIG SHORT, MOONLIGHT, BEAUTIFUL BOY, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK and VICE. Most recently, the company released James Gray’s AD ASTRA and will release David Michôd’s THE KING on November 1st.
Along with their development slate, Plan B is currently in post-production on MINARI for A24, BLONDE for Netflix, and in production on Barry Jenkins’ series, UNDERGROUND RAILROAD, for Amazon, and THIRD DAY for HBO.
About The LEGO Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, U.K., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO brick, it is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of play materials. Guided by the company spirit, “Only the best is good enough,” the company is committed to the development of children, and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com. LEGO, its logo, the Minifigure and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2019 The LEGO Group. Used with permission.