SPIKE'S HIT SERIES "LIP SYNC BATTLE" CONTINUES SEASON ONE WITH ALL NEW EPISODES
More New Episodes Debut On July 9
Unforgettable Moments Include Justin Bieber Lip Syncing Ozzy Osbourne,
Taraji P. Henson Doing Her Best Madonna Impression, and
Terrence Howard 'Performing' "Brick House"
New York, NY, June 22, 2015 -Summer just got a little hotter as Spike's hit series "Lip Sync Battle" returns from a short hiatus on Thursday, July 9 at 10pm ET/PT with sizzling new episodes featuring some of the biggest names in entertainment such as "Empire's" Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, Justin Bieber, Alison Brie, Iggy Azalea, Will Arnett, and more.
The matchups for the new episodes this summer include:
July 9 - Alison Brie vs. Will Arnett
July 16 - Justin Bieber vs. Deion Sanders
July 23- Andy Cohen vs. Willie Geist
July 30 - Victoria Justice vs. Gregg Sulkin
August 6 - Abbi Jacobson vs. Ilana Glazer
August 13 - Iggy Azalea vs. Nick Young
August 20- 2-Part SEASON FINALE
Terrence Howard vs. Taraji P. Henson (Part 1) (10:00p Show)
Terrence Howard vs. Taraji P. Henson (Part 2) (10:30p Show)
"Lip Sync Battle" has been a ratings champion for Spike since launch on April 2, delivering record viewership for the network. Over 9 weeks with new episodes, "Lip Sync Battle" is ranked #1 in its timeslot in all of cable TV with Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 and among all cable entertainment series with Men 18-49. The original series averaged 3 million viewers and has improved the network's timeslot with the key demographic of Adults 18-49 by 161%.
"Lip Sync Battle" 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.
Also this summer, in an effort to unearth the lip sync superstars from the general public, Dr Pepper and Spike have created the fun consumer promotion, #OneofaKindLipSync. The best performances from "Lip Sync Battle" fans uploaded via social media will be showcased in new episodes each week on Spike. The promotion kicks off on June 23 in New York City's Times Square (44th/43rd Street Pedestrian Plaza). At the end of the season, one of the #OneofaKindLipSync weekly champions will receive an all-expense VIP trip to a Season 2 taping of "Lip Sync Battle." No purchase is necessary. Must be a US resident 21 or older to enter.
The award-nominated "Lip Sync Battle" is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and Eight Million Plus Productions.
About Spike TV:
Spike TV is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.
About Casey Patterson Entertainment:
Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials. Patterson is a critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 17-year tenure at Viacom. Patterson's current projects include the breakout hit-series "Lip Sync Battle," the highest-rated series in Spike history; "Guys Choice;" Spike's "One Night Only;" "The TV Land Awards;" and "Rock the Troops" with Dwayne Johnson's Seven Bucks Productions. Patterson is an Emmy(R)-nominated producer whose credits includes such high-profile events as "The Concert for New York City;" "The Concert of the Century at the White House;" "Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special;" "The Video Game Awards;" "Scream;" "GQ Men of the Year Awards;" "VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards;" "VH1 Divas Live;" "FOX's "Billboard Music Awards;" "NBC's "Concert for America;" and "CMT's "Flameworthy Awards."