Newswire: Spike renews Lip Sync Battle

Spike has renewed Lip Sync Battle—the LL Cool J-hosted game show produced by Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Merchant, and John Krasinski—for a 20-episode second season, Variety reports. Inspired by the segment from Fallon’s Tonight Show, Lip Sync Battle pits celebrities against one another in a two-round voiceless competition for the coveted prize of an obscenely large lip sync champion belt. Only four episodes in, Lip Sync Battle is already the most-watched scripted program in Spike history, averaging 3 million total viewers.

Why are so many people watching celebrities move their mouths to music? Because Lip Sync Battle might just secretly be the best show on television. The first season has already given us some truly beautiful moments, including Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson bouncing to “Shake It Off” and referring to Taylor Swift as “TayTay,” Emily Blunt impersonating Janis Joplin, and Anne Hathaway swinging on a wrecking ball, which …

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