"LIP SYNC BATTLE" WILL LIVE LONG AND PROSPER WITH ZOË SALDANA AND ZACHARY QUINTO
One-Hour Super-Sized Episode Hosted By LL COOL J and Chrissy Teigen To Debut On Spike Thursday, June 9 at 80:00pm ET/PT
The Special Event Will Be Followed By The 10th Annual "Guys Choice"
New York, NY, June 2, 2016 - Lip Sync Battle... the final frontier.
Spike's hit series will boldly go where no man has gone before as Zoë Saldana and Zachary Quinto will be featured in a super-sized one-hour episode of "Lip Sync Battle" on Thursday, June 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT. The episode will also feature surprise A-list celebrity guest stars and musicians. Saldana and Quinto will star in this summer's highly anticipated film, "Star Trek Beyond," from Paramount Pictures and Skydance, in theaters July 22, 2016.
"Lip Sync Battle" will lead-in to the 10th Annual "Guys Choice," Spike's unfiltered, unpredictable and can't-miss event featuring the biggest names in entertainment and sports.
"Lip Sync Battle" is hosted by entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award-winner LL Cool J and television personality, author, and model, Chrissy Teigen.
"STAR TREK BEYOND," the highly anticipated next instalment in the globally popular Star Trek franchise, created by Gene Roddenberry and reintroduced by J.J. Abrams in 2009, returns with director Justin Lin ("The Fast and the Furious" franchise) at the helm of this epic voyage of the U.S.S. Enterprise and her intrepid crew. In "Beyond," the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.
From Paramount Pictures and Skydance, "STAR TREK BEYOND" is a Bad Robot, Sneaky Shark, Perfect Storm Entertainment production. The film stars John Cho, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin and Idris Elba. Directed by Justin Lin, the third film in the franchise series is produced by J.J. Abrams, Roberto Orci, Lindsey Weber, and Justin Lin; and executive produced by Jeffrey Chernov, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Tommy Harper. Based upon "Star Trek" created by Gene Roddenberry, the screenplay is written by Simon Pegg & Doug Jung.
"STAR TREK BEYOND" opens in theaters beginning July 22, 2016.
About Lip Sync Battle:
Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Spike original series features celebrities going head to head - lip-syncing the song of their choice - battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in network history, averaging nearly 3 million viewers. 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.
Spike TV is available in 91.4 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.