FOX's 'The Real Full Monty' Encourages Men to Get Checked for Cancers

Get ready for a daring and inspiring new special! FOX's The Real Full Monty is an all-new two-hour special in which a group of male celebrities, including Anthony Anderson, Taye Diggs, Chris Jones, Tyler Posey, Bruno Tonioli, and James Van Der Beek, will volunteer to bare all to raise awareness for prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer testing and research. You won't want to miss this inspiring and impactful event!

The special is inspired by the beloved and award-winning 1997 film and will see the men train and rehearse for a big strip-tease dance, choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Mandy Moore, where they will bare all in front of a live audience. Leading up to the final dance, the men will share personal stories of how cancer has impacted their lives. The special is set to debut Fall 2024 on FOX.

Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor, comedian, and producer Anthony Anderson (we Are Family, 75th Emmy Awards, black-ish) rallies a cast of male celebrities, including himself, Taye Diggs (All American, How Stella Got Her Groove Back), Chris Jones (Kansas City Chiefs), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Bruno Tonioli (Dancing with the Stars) and James Van Der Beek (Varsity Blues) to raise awareness for prostate, testicular and colorectal cancer testing and research. During the two-hour special, Anderson will lead Diggs, Jones, Posey, Tonioli and Van Der Beek as they train and rehearse for the most revealing performance of their careers, culminating with a big strip-tease dance, choreographed by Emmy Award-winner Mandy Moore, where they will bare all in front of a live audience. Leading up to the final dance, the men will share personal stories of how cancer has impacted their lives. The special is based on the international unscripted format first broadcast on the U.K.'s ITV in 2017, garnering awards, massive viewership, and critical praise. The special has since been broadcast in the U.K. annually, and the format has successfully expanded into Australia, France, and the Netherlands. FOX's all-new special is produced by Spun Gold TV (a 53 Degrees Global company) and FOX Alternative Entertainment. The Real Full Monty is executive produced by Anthony Anderson, Dan Norris, and Ashley Edens, who also serves as showrunner. Executive producers from Spun Gold include Nick Bullen and Daniela Neumann. About Anthony Anderson: Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actor Anthony Anderson is the host of FOX's game show, We Are Family, from executive producer Jamie Foxx. He also served as the host of the milestone 75th Emmy Awards, which aired earlier this year on FOX. Anderson starred for eight seasons in the multi-award-nominated sitcom black-ish, in which he portrayed "Andre 'Dre' Johnson." He also was an executive producer on the series. 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 barbecue label, AC Barbeque, and documented their journey to become barbeque masters in the unscripted series Kings of BBQ, which premiered in August 2023. About Taye Diggs: Taye Diggs is a renowned actor who made his film debut in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, starring opposite Angela Bassett as her younger love interest, "Winston Shakespeare." From there, he went on to build a successful career across film, television, and theater. Currently, Diggs leads the two-part BET+ film Love & Murder: Atlanta Playboy, based on the true crime story of businessman Lance Herndon. He also will voice "King Triton," opposite Amber Riley as "Ursula" in the streaming animated series Ariel. Other TV credits include the starring role of "Billy Baker," former NFL player-turned-high school football coach, on the hit show All American, and series regular roles in the Grey's Anatomy spinoff series, Private Practice, and serial crime drama Murder in the First. Diggs also had recurring roles in Ally McBeal, The West Wing, Will & Grace (as Eric McCormack's boyfriend in the show's final season), The Good Wife, Rosewood and Empire (as city councilman "Angelo Dubois," a love interest for Taraji P. Henson's character). In addition to acting, Diggs has served as a producer on several projects, including the critically acclaimed series Kevin Hill, in which he played the title character, and Day Break. He also produced and starred in the films Til Death Do Us Part and Incarnation. Diggs portrayed "The Bandleader

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