Jimmy Fallon and Spike TV will be teaming up to produce a new TV series called “Lip Sync Battle,” a spin-off based on one of “The Tonight Show” segments. Read on for further details.
According to Entertainment Weekly (EW), “Lip Sync Battle” is one of the most anticipated and known segments featured in Jimmy Fallon’s "Late Night" and “The Tonight Show.” Fallon is reported to executive produce the show along with Stephen Merchant and "The Office" cast member John Krasinski, both of which are "Lip Sync Battle" vets.
Merchant, who had also performed in a "Lip Sync Battle" way back, made the announcement with Fallon on the show on Nov. 20, 2014. Host and celebrities who will be competing will be announced later in the upcoming weeks. Moreover, Krasinski, Merchant and Fallon set to appear at some point in the series.
The "Lip Sync Battle" was a game that Merchant created with Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt. Krasinski first battled Fallon back when the host was still on "Late Night," but the competition really hit its stride when the host had an epic face off against both Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Merchant.
Other celebs that had already performed in the "Lip Sync Battle" with Fallon include Paul Rudd, Emma Stone who busted out Blues Traveler's "Hook" and DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" and the Voice Judges Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. "Lip Sync Battle" is set to film in New York, premiering on April 2, 2015.
“The Tonight Show” is produced by former “Daily Show” executive producer Josh Lieb and executive produced by Lorne Michael and stars host Jimmy Fallon, along with announcer Steve Higgins and house band The Roots. The show was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Awards and has won a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Interactive Program for "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Digital Experience. “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” airs weeknights at 11:34 p.m. on NBC.
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