LL Cool J has been tapped to host Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle, the new show based on what has been Jimmy Fallon’s signature celebrity feature on both Late Night and Tonight. Fallon announced last month on his Tonight Show during an interview with Stephen Merchant, that he, Merchant and John Krasinski (The Office) were teaming up to executive produce the show that will feature celebrities going head to head -lip syncing the song of their choice – battling for bragging rights. The 10-episode series tapes this month in New York City for premiere on April 2.
“Like the rest of the world, I’m a big fan of these battles, but this show is going to bring it to a whole new level. I’m thrilled to be working with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and the entire team to host the show and can’t wait for the fans at home to join in!!” said LL Cool J.
Also executive producing the series are Rick Schwartz of Fallon’s Eight Million Plus and Jay Peterson of Matador, and Casey Patterson, EVP, Talent Development and Production, Viacom Entertainment Group. Emmy winner Beth McCarthy-Miller (Saturday Night Live) will direct. LL Cool will also serve as a producer.