On the heels of its third-consecutive Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the global multiplatform hit franchise, “Lip Sync Battle” is returning for a fifth season on Paramount Network.  Twelve new half-hour episodes will premiere in 2019.

“Lip Sync Battle” has delivered over 1.5 billion cross-platform views since launch and boasts over two million YouTube Channel subscribers and over two million fans on Facebook.

The global multiplatform hit series, “Lip Sync Battle,” is hosted by entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award-winner LL COOL J and television personality, #1 NY Times Best Selling author, and model, Chrissy Teigen.

“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!,” said executive producers Casey Patterson and Jay Peterson in a joint statement. “We feel we reached new heights with the Emmy-Nominated® Michael Jackson LIVE Episode in January and are excited to show the fans all of the big surprises we have in store for Season 5!”

The “Lip Sync Battle” franchise has expanded exponentially over the last year with a hit series on Nickelodeon, “Lip Sync Battle Shorties,” featuring real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists, along with a partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines. “Lip Sync Battle” can be seen in 120 countries with original format versions airing in 20 countries.

The critically-acclaimed and award-nominated “Lip Sync Battle” features celebrities battling head to head for the coolest bragging rights on the planet by lip-syncing the song of their choice.  “Lip Sync Battle” is executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, LL COOL J and 8 Million Plus Productions.

Lip Sync Battle

Lip Sync Battle is already a huge viral sensation. Now Paramount Network iis taking it to the next level with its very own show, hosted by LL Cool J and with colorful commentary by social media maven and supermodel Chrissy Teigen. Each episode will feature two A-list celebrities like you've never seen them before - synching their hearts out in hysterically epic performances. The mic is off, the battle is on!

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About Casey Patterson Entertainment

Casey Patterson Entertainment is a full service production company producing premium content, live events, and talent-driven series and specials with offices in New York City and Los Angeles. Casey Patterson is an Emmy®-nominated, critically-acclaimed executive producer who has created an array of groundbreaking programming during her 20-year tenure at Viacom. Patterson’s current projects include the breakout hit-series “Lip Sync Battle,” the highest-rated series in Spike history; the newly revamped “2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards;” Spike’s “One Night Only: Alec Baldwin” airing this June; “Rock the Troops” with Dwayne Johnson’s Seven Bucks Productions; Nickelodeon’s “Lip Sync Battle: Shorties,” and “Guys Choice.” Additional credits include such high-profile events as the “2016 MTV Movie Awards,”  “The Concert for New York City,” “The Concert of the Century at the White House,” “Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary Special,” “The Comedy Awards,” “Between Two Ferns – A Fairy Tale of New York,” “The Video Game Awards,” “SCREAM Awards,” “GQ Men of the Year Awards,” VH1’s “Vogue Fashion Awards,” VH1’s “Divas Live,” FOX’s “Billboard Music Awards,” and NBC’s “Concert for America.”

About Matador

Matador is a full-service content studio based in New York and Los Angeles. Founded in 2013, the company has produced over thirty five series for television as well as sports and feature documentaries, live event specials, virtual reality content and digital programs across multiple networks. Besides the Emmy nominated Lip Sync Battle, Matador’s output has shown an impressive range across platforms and genres including the shiny floor competition of Boy Band on ABC, the Netflix scripted series The Who Was? Show, The Rape of Recy Taylor (The Orchard), the Emmy nominated feature documentary Banksy Does New York (HBO), Viceland’s first scripted series What Would Diplo Do? and Nickelodeon’s Lip Sync Battle spin-off LSB Shorties.

About Viacom

Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games, consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom’s media networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel 5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment. For more information about Viacom and its businesses, visit www.viacom.com. Keep up with Viacom news by following Viacom’s blog at blog.viacom.com and Twitter feed at www.twitter.com/viacom.

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