Lip Sync Battle is one of those shows you can’t help but dance to, and it will keep the music going. Paramount Network just renewed this hit competition series for Season 5, and fan favorites LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen are coming back to host it.
Lip Sync Battle is a brainchild of Stephen Merchant and John Krasinski. It became an internet sensation while it was still just a recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Its popularity was undeniable and the two came up with the idea to transform it into a separate show.
That move proved to be a stroke of genius… Lip Sync Battle has drawn over 1.5 billion cross-platform views since its launch in 2015. Watching celebrities battle head to head while lip-syncing to their favorite songs turned out to be a pretty profitable idea, but this format also received a lot of critical acclaims. It’s been nominated for three Emmys for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, and executive producers Casey Patterson and Jay Peterson believe this proves the show’s reaching new heights.
“Lip Sync Battle continues to grow rapidly across the globe and is now seen in more than 120 countries around the world due in large part to our incredible hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen, the dream team… We are excited to show the fans all of the big surprises we have in store for Season 5!” said Patterson and Peterson in a joint statement.