This past Thursday night, Jimmy Fallon made a big announcement on an episode of “The Tonight Show.” During an interview with Stephen Merchant, Fallon revealed that Spike TV is partnering with himself, Merchant, and John Krasinski to create a “Lip Sync Battle” series.
According to Variety , “Lip Sync Battle” will run in 10 half hour episodes, featuring celebrities going head to head in a lip-syncing competition with bragging rights as the prize.
The show will be executive produced by Fallon’s Eight Million Plus Productions, Krasinski, Merchant, Rick Schwartz of Eight Million Plus, Jay Peterson of Matador and Patterson.
Beth McCarthy-Miller (“Saturday Night Live”) will direct.
Though Fallon, Merchant, and Krasinski will be serving as executive producers of the show, they will also appear and perform in order to best entertain viewers.
According to Deadline , the host and talent of each show will be announced in the coming weeks.
Casey Patterson, executive Vice President of talent development and production at Viacom Entertainment Group stated , “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 for an April 2, 2015 premiere.
Based off of past popular lip syncs with performances by Joseph Gordon Levitt (watch here ) and Paul Rudd (watch here ), viewers will have a lot to look forward to.
In fact, Joseph Gordon Levitt’s lip sync of Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” amassed a whopping 33 million views on YouTube alone.