Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Spike is taking it to the next level with its very own show, hosted by LL Cool J and with colorful commentary by social media maven and supermodel co-host, Chrissy Teigen. Each episode will feature two A-list celebrities like you've never seen them before - synching their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. The mic is off, the battle is on!
Type: Game Show
Runtime: 30 minutes
Lip Sync Battle - Lip Sync Battle - Netflix
Lip Sync Battle is an American musical reality competition television series which premiered on April 2, 2015, on Paramount Network, formerly known as Spike. The show is based on an idea by Stephen Merchant and John Krasinski, in which celebrities battle each other with lip sync performances. The idea was first realized as a recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon before being developed into a separate show. The premiere episode was the highest-rated premiere in Spike's history. Lip Sync Battle has been a hit show for the network; it was renewed for a second season, which premiered on January 7, 2016. An hour-long holiday special aired on November 19, 2015. In January 2016, the series was renewed for a third season, which premiered on October 12, 2016. The series' success has led to the creation of various international adaptations. In April 2017, the series was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered with a live special on January 18, 2018.
Lip Sync Battle - OverviewEdit - Netflix
Lip Sync Battle debuted on the American cable network Spike, on Thursday April 2, 2015. It is produced by John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant and hosted by rapper and actor LL Cool J. Model Chrissy Teigen serves as color commentator. The show is a spin-off of a bit first introduced on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Merchant, Krasinski and Krasinski's wife, Emily Blunt, were brainstorming ideas for Krasinski's upcoming appearance on Late Night when the idea took shape. Jimmy Fallon then developed it into a recurring segment on his show. The game pits two celebrities against each other in a lip syncing battle for two rounds with the crowd determining the winner of the battle after the two rounds have been completed.The winner is presented with a Lip Sync Battle belt reminiscent of the WCW Television Championship title belt In 2014, Merchant, Krasinski and Fallon pitched the show to NBC; the network, however, opted to pass on the show because the concept did not seem enough for being developed into a separate show. NBC's cable channels USA Network and Bravo also passed. The competition series was eventually picked up by Spike cable channel, which was in the process of rebranding. “Part of what I wanted to do with Lip Sync Battle is increase co-viewing, but also add diversity to the network,” said Kevin Kay, the president of the network. Lip Sync Battle has been a major success for Spike; with 2.2 million viewers, its series premiere was the highest-rated non-scripted premiere in Spike's history. Kay described the show as “a television and viral rock star for Spike.” The show was renewed for a second season on April 22, 2015, with the network ordering 20 new episodes. The show continued to deliver high ratings; in January 2016, the network renewed the series for a third season consisting of another 20 episodes. “Lip Sync Battle is a multiplatform pop-culture phenomenon that has played an integral role in delivering a new and broader audience to Spike,” said Kevin Kay, the president of the network. In July 2016, the show received a Primetime Emmy Award nomination in the Outstanding Structured Reality Program category. In 2017, it was announced that the show would air a live, hour-long special (Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration) on January 18, 2018, in honor of the relaunch of Spike as Paramount Network. Neil Patrick Harris, Taraji P. Henson, Hailee Steinfeld were announced as the first set of performers in January 2018 for the Michael Jackson-themed special, which will originate from the Dolby Theatre and also include a presentation from Cirque du Soleil's Las Vegas residency Michael Jackson: One.
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