Skip to content

Tag Just Got Complicated

Ultimate Tag

With The Masked Singer winding down on FOX, the network debuts a new reality competition series that looks like your favorite playground game on steroids. Co-hosted by NFL superstar siblings JJ, TJ and Derek Watt (what, no “DD”?), Ultimate Tag looks like a mashup of the game of chase that everyone is familiar with and American Gladiators. With names like The Viking, Caveman and Bulldog, these men and women (known as “Taggers”) look intimidating for sure and from what I can tell, it looks like there is more than just a simple tap to get your opponent out. (Check them out in the slideshow below.)

L-R: Bulldog (Ruel DaCosta) chases contestants. (FOX)

Chasing the contestants every step of the way are a variety of resident “professional” Taggers, larger-than-life characters who have a range of jaw-dropping athletic skills. These Taggers are intermittently released into the course, and only those contestants who can outlast them the longest will secure their place in the championship game and a chance at a huge cash prize.

NFL superstar brothers JJ Watt (C), Derek (L) and TJ (R) (Drew Herman / FOX)

Each week, competitors – who are everyday citizens and not professional athletes – must vault, dodge, tumble and dive over various epic, three-dimensional moving courses, all for one simple goal: don’t get caught. As competitors progress, they are challenged to take on even more extreme courses and earn points for their performance in each heart-pounding game.

Meet the Taggers

  • Banshee

Ultimate Tag premieres on Wednesday, May 20 at 9 p.m.

(Main image: FOX)

Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: