A popular recurring segment on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon is spinning off to become its own show. According to THR, Spike TV has ordered Lip Sync Battle to series from Jimmy Fallon. On Fallon’s show, celebrities face off lip synching a song of their choice, battling for pride and honor.
“Lip sync battling is one of the coolest things happening in pop culture right now and already has a huge fan base thanks to the amazing talent involved,” Jay Patterson of Matador said. “We’re thrilled to be in business with producers as talented as Jimmy, John and Stephen as Spike broadens its programming in new and exciting ways.”
Fallon will be teaming up with The Office‘s John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant who will co-executive produce the series while Beth McCarthy-Miller (SNL, 30 Rock) will direct. The trio will also appear on the show though a host has yet to be named. The series will being taping in New York in January and will air on Thursday, April 2, 2015.