SINGAPORE, 22 JUNE 2015 – Highly-anticipated Viacom original series, Lip Sync Battle is set to debut in Asia on weekdays on Comedy Central starting Tuesday, 28 July at 7:30pm (TH/WIB), 8:30pm (HK/PH/SG/TW) and 9:30pm (MY). Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Viacom original series, which originated on Viacom’s Spike TV in the U.S., features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.
Lip Sync Battle is hosted by entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award-winner, LL COOL J with pop culture sensation Chrissy Teigen serving in the role of a play-by-play commentator. The show is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and Eight Million Plus Productions.
“Like the rest of the world, I’m a big fan of these battles, but this show is going to bring it to a whole new level. I’m thrilled to be working with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and the entire team to host the show and can’t wait for the fans at home to join in!!” said LL COOL J.
“Icon, Grammy Winner and one of the best hosts in the game, LL COOL J will bring a whole new fan base of music lovers to the show. We have the dream team in front of and behind the camera on Lip Sync Battle and we’re ready to BRING IT for our fans.” said Casey Patterson Executive Producer/Executive Vice President Talent Development and Production, Viacom Entertainment Group.
The first season comprises 10 episodes with an extended eight episodes. The first three episodes in airing in Asia will feature Jimmy Fallon vs. Dwayne Johnson, Anna Kendrick vs. John Krasinski, and Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt.
Among the other talent who appeared in Season 1 included John Legend, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Mike Tyson, and Queen Latifah. The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in network history, averaging 3 million viewers. Lip Sync Battle has also delivered a staggering 177 million cross-platform streams across Spike’s owned and operated properties as well as Facebook and YouTube, with Anne Hathaway’s “wrecking ball” clip alone garnering 15 million.
It was announced in April that the show has been renewed for a second season of 20 episodes which will premiere in 2016.