COMPETITION SERIES “LEGO® MASTERS”
RENEWED FOR A SECOND SEASON ON FOX
Will Arnett Returns to Host and Produce an All-New Season with the Biggest LEGO Challenges Yet!
Season One of LEGO MASTERS Available on FOX Entertainment’s Streaming Platform, Tubi
LEGO MASTERS and Will Arnett Partner with Charitable Organization Merging Vets and Players to Donate LEGO Kits to Veterans Across the Country This Veteran’s Day
Hit competition series LEGO® MASTERS has been renewed for a second season, it was announced today by Rob Wade, President, Alternative Entertainment & Specials, FOX Entertainment. Season Two of LEGO MASTERS will premiere in 2021 on FOX and Will Arnett will return as producer and host.
“LEGO MASTERS raised the bar for all competition series, wowing fans with its wildly creative builds,” said Wade. “Add to that our insanely dynamic host, Will Arnett, and it’s just a great hour of family-friendly fun. We can’t wait to see this new batch of LEGO contestants attempt to master Season Two’s even bigger and better challenges, brick by brick.”
“I’m looking forward to getting back to the fun with this next block of shows,” said Arnett. “To say that these LEGO puns write themselves takes away from the work I’ve done over the last two and a half minutes.”
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 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 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.
Season Two will feature even more talented contestants and even bigger LEGO challenges than ever before, putting their LEGO-building skills to the ultimate test. The first LEGO MASTERS trophy was awarded to newlyweds Tyler and Amy Clites of Bradenton, FL, in an incredibly competitive season finale episode this April.
After the cameras stopped rolling, LEGO MASTERS and Will Arnett worked with non-profit organization Merging Vets and Players (MVP), a charity founded in 2015 by FOX Sports NFL insider Jay Glazer and former Green Beret and Seattle Seahawk Nate Boyer, which empowers combat veterans and former professional athletes by creating a supportive community for them after the uniform comes off. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person MVP events were no longer possible, and many veterans turned to LEGO building as a way to cope. Together, LEGO MASTERS and Will Arnett provided hundreds of LEGO sets to MVP with the hope of helping spark creativity and bringing joy during a challenging time. Learn more about MVP from Will and Jay in this video: https://youtu.be/6pbs9gtYvb0
LEGO MASTERS was the #1 new entertainment program last season among Adults 18-49 and the #1 new reality series among Total Viewers. It was also the season’s #1 Co-Viewed Broadcast Entertainment Program, with 31% of Adults 18-49 watching the show with a child or teen. The series ranked among the season’s top 5 reality series overall among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. LEGO MASTERS has a Total Multiplatform average of 9.7 million Total Viewers to-date, up +177% from its Live + Same Day average – achieving FOX’s highest lift from Same Day for a reality series this season.
LEGO MASTERS is produced by Endemol Shine North America, Tuesday’s Child and Plan B Entertainment, under license from The LEGO Group. Executive producers include showrunner Anthony Dominici; Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre and Michael Heyerman from Endemol Shine North America; Karen Smith and Steph Harris from Tuesday’s Child; Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Christina Oh from Plan B; and Jill Wilfert and Robert May from The LEGO Group. Series host Will Arnett also serves as an executive producer.
LEGO MASTERS is now casting! If you’re a future LEGO Master, apply online now at https://www.legomasters.tv!
Viewers can catch up on the first season of LEGO MASTERS On Demand, FOX NOW and Hulu, as well as FOX Entertainment’s streaming platform, Tubi.
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.
Its Endemol Shine Latino division oversees all Spanish and Portuguese-language operations across Latin America, including Endemol Shine Brasil and newly launched studio Endemol Shine Boomdog, which produces original content for both the U.S. Hispanic and Mexican markets. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind hit series such as “Big Brother” (CBS), “MasterChef” (FOX), “MasterChef Junior” (FOX), “Utopia” (Amazon), “LEGO Masters” (FOX), “Swamp People” (History), “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (Bravo), “Below Deck” (Bravo), “Below Deck Mediterranean” (Bravo), “Below Deck Sailing Yacht” (Bravo), “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle” (VH1), “LOL” (Amazon), “¿Quién Es La Máscara?” (Televisa), “Tu Cara Me Suena” (Univison), “Súbete a Mi Moto” (Amazon) and the upcoming launches of “Wipeout” (TBS) and “Ripley” (Showtime).
In July 2020, Endemol Shine Group was acquired by Banijay, creating the world’s largest international content producer and distributor spanning 22 territories with over 120 production companies and a multi-genre catalogue boasting over 88,000 hours of original standout programming.
About Tuesday’s Child
Tuesday’s Child Television is a UK-based independent production company specializing in creating and producing entertainment, comedy and popular factual formats. It was launched in September 2012 by Karen Smith, co-creator of Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing with the Stars, and former Shine TV joint-CEO (“Masterchef,” “The Magicians,” “Gladiators,” “Got to Dance,” “The Biggest Loser).”
Tuesday’s Child are the format creators of LEGO MASTERS. They have also created and produced three seasons of “The Hit List,” for BBC One; “Killer Camp,” for ITV2 and The CW; “Guessable?,” for Comedy Central; “Ghost Bus Tours,” for ITV2; “Head Hunters,” for BBC One; Channel 4 rig format “The Drugs Café”; “Pitch Battle,” for BBC One; multiple seasons of the award winning “You’re Back in the Room,” for ITV1 (the format has also been produced in ten international territories); “For What It’s Worth,” for BBC One; “Britain’s Biggest Superyachts: Chasing Perfection,” for BBC Two; and RTS-nominated “Superstar Dogs,” for Channel 4.
About Plan B Entertainment
Headed by Brad Pitt and co-presidents Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Plan B Entertainment is a long-standing film and television production company. Their body of work includes: “The Tree of Life,” “World War Z,” “12 Years a Slave,” “The Normal Heart,” “Selma,” “The Big Short,” “Moonlight,” “Feud: Bette and Joan,” “Beautiful Boy,” “If Beale Street Could Talk,” “Vice,” “Ad Astra,” “The King” and “Irresistible.” Most recently, the company released Miranda July’s “Kajillionaire” and the series “The Third Day” for HBO. In the coming months, they will release Lee Issac Chung’s “Minari,” for A24, Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” for Netflix, and Barry Jenkins’ series, “The Underground Railroad,” for Amazon.
About The LEGOGroup
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. ©2020 The LEGO Group. Used with permission.