Lip Sync Battle to Join Spike Lineup Thursday [Preview & Video]

Lip Sync Battle

The new fun-filled, fast-paced show Lip Sync Battle is about to hit the TV airwaves this coming Friday, April 2, and the premiere episode will feature an epic Lip Sync Battle between the show’s creator, the host of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson! The series Lip Sync Battle is scheduled to air every Thursday on Spike TV at 10 ET/9 CT, and will showcase famous celebs going head-to-head against each other in epic lip sync battles, like the type that Fallon has often had on the Tonight Show.

The host of Lip Sync Battle will be LL Cool J. In the premiere episode, one of the songs that Dwayne Johnson will be lip synching to is Taylor Swift’s hit, Shake It Off. Check out the video below! Also, at the Lip Sync Battle Spike TV Official Site, below, there are even more clips from upcoming Lip Sync Battle episodes available to watch.

According to an official press release for the new series, Lip Sync Battle, the battles have already been set up for the show’s first ten episodes. The various Lip Sync Battle pairings that will be coming up are pretty amazing, and the series looks like it will prove to be an immensely popular addition to Spike TV’s regular lineup.

For example, the second cool episode will feature singer Common going head-to-head against John Legend. It will air at a special time, at 10:30pm ET/PT on April 2, immediately following the premiere episode. Also, by downloading the Spike TV app, at the last link below, anybody who is interested can see the full episode in advance, right now!

The third episode of this new series on Spike TV will air a week later, on April 9, 2015. The actress, Anne Hathaway, will challenge fellow actress and wife of The Office‘s John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, to a battle. It should be another entertaining and humorous episode.

Then, speaking of John Krasinski, he will get the chance to participate in a battle the very next week, on Thursday, April 16. He will be going against actress Anna Kendrick, and the fun and action is sure to get intense.

On April 23, two talk show hosts will square off in one epic battle, as Michael Strahan competes against Hoda Kotb, for bragging rights. Which of these two talk show hosts will be the champion? Michael Strahan had the moves on the field, but Hoda might just be more than a match for him, when it comes to lip syncing songs.

Yet another battle that will be a Must See one will occur on Thursday, April 30, when ex-heavyweight boxing champ, Mike Tyson, meets up against his worthy opponent, actor Terry Crews, star of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, as Sergeant Terry Jeffords. He has had many other roles, and was in several Old Spice commercials.

The first episode of May, on May 7, will feature Stephen Merchant going up against Malin Akerman. Merchant was a co-director and writer of The Office with Ricky Gervias, on the BBC. He also co-developed the amazing series, An Idiot Abroad, and he created, wrote, and directed Hello Ladies. Malin Akerman is one of the stars of The Watchman and also The Trophy Wife.

A week later, on May 14, two siblings from Dancing With the Stars fame will face off against each other. Julianne and Derek Hough will be trying to prove which Hough is toughest when it comes to lip sync battles.

On May 21, Salt will battle against singer, Pepa, and the world as we know it might not ever be the same, again. Fans have long debated the relative merits of these two performers, who made songs like Push It, Shoop, and Let’s Talk About Sex into big hits. Which one will reign supreme?

Closing out May, on May 28th, singer Queen Latifah will engage in an epic lip sync battle against comedian Marlon Wayans. Both of these performers are extremely talented, and the episode should be both one filled with great music and a lot of laughs.

Some of the musical artists and celebs who will be featured in future episodes of Lip Sync Battle this coming summer will include Gregg Sulkin, Victoria Justice, Justin Bieber, Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard, Alison Brie, Iggy Azalea, Deion Sanders, Will Arnett, Willie Geist, Andy Cohen, Ilana Glazer, Nick Young and Abbi Jacobson. It looks like Spike TV will be the place to be for fans of lip sync battles on Thursday nights, starting on April 2!

Written By Douglas Cobb

Lip Sync Battle on Spike/YouTube Preview

Press Release
New York Times
Lip Sync Battle Spike TV Official Site

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