Spike TV and Jimmy Fallon to turn ‘Lip Sync Battle’ into TV series

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Spike TV and Jimmy Fallon to turn ‘Lip Sync Battle’ into TV series (1)

The Jimmy Fallon Show “Lip Sync Battle,” which sees Jimmy Fallon battling it out with celebrities in the funniest lip sync showdowns, has landed its own show on Spike TV.

The network is partnering with Jimmy Fallon and his Eight Million Plus Prods. banner, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Matador to create a “Lip Sync Battle” series.

Fallon made the announcement Thursday night on “The Tonight Show” during his interview with Merchant. He said “Lip Sync Battle” will run 10 half-hour episodes, featuring celebrities going head to head lip synching the song of their choice. There’s no prize to be won on the show, except bragging rights forever.

Jimmy Fallon joins Krasinski and Merchant as executive producers. The trio will also appear and perform on the show.

Casey Patterson, exec vice president of talent development and production at Viacom Entertainment Group, said of the show: “Lip Sync Battling is one of the coolest things happening in pop culture right now and already has a huge fan base thanks to the amazing talent involved. We’re thrilled to be in business with producers as talented as Jimmy, John and Stephen as Spike broadens its programming in new and exciting ways.”

“Lip Sync Battle” will tape in January in New York, and premiere on April 2.

Photos by: Dan Jackman/WENN.com

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