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Published on December 16th, 2017 | by Jerry Doby

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Lip Sync Battle Live: ‘A Michael Jackson Celebration’ to Launch Paramount Network

Lip Sync Battle, the global multiplatform phenomenon is going LIVE on January 18 with its biggest night in franchise history.

“LIP SYNC BATTLE LIVE: A MICHAEL JACKSON CELEBRATION” will be a landmark television event celebrating the legendary entertainment icon, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson, on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00 pm.

This must-see special event will launch the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV).

The participants will be announced shortly.  

The one-hour special, produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador Content, in consultation with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will feature larger-than-life performances LIVE from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  In addition, “LIP SYNC BATTLE LIVE: A MICHAEL JACKSON CELEBRATION” will feature a special performance by Michael JacksonONE™ by Cirque du Soleil, the critically acclaimed show in permanent residence at the Michael Jackson Theater at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas.  The special is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson, James Sunderland, LL COOL J, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and 8 Million Plus Productions, and directed by Glenn Weiss, and all songs performed during the special are featured in Michael Jackson ONE™.

“The King of Pop is the most groundbreaking, theatrical superstar of all time and we are thrilled to be performing and celebrating the electrifying music of Michael Jackson on our big night,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “We are taking Lip Sync Battle to new heights, LIVE at The Dolby Theater for the launch of The Paramount Network.”

Season 4 kicks off on January 25 at 10 pm ET/PT.

The 2-time Emmy-nominated “Lip Sync Battle” has become a multiplatform superstar, with over 1 billion cross-platform views since launch, over 2 Million Facebook followers and over 2 Million YouTube Subscribers as well as a partnership with Carnival Cruise Lines which features an on-board experiential experience.  In addition, the “Lip Sync Battle” franchise is taking over the world airing in 120 territories spread out over six continents and original format versions in in 18 countries.

The critically-acclaimed and award-nominated “Lip Sync Battle” features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.  The “Lip Sync Battle” brand grew exponentially over the past year. Paramount Network’s sister network Nickelodeon will launch “Lip Sync Battle Shorties” featuring real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists in January, BET created two “Lip Sync Battle” specials surrounding their “Hip Hop Awards” and “Soul Train Awards” and MTV’s Television and Movie Awards had their own special episode.

Paramount Network’s original 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.

About Paramount Network:

Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of story-telling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today’s brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive, and deeply personal.  For more information, visitwww.ParamountNetwork.com.

About Michael Jackson ONE:

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience into the world of Michael’s music. Driven by his biggest hits and heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment, Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil performs exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  Michael Jackson ONEis a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One. https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/michael-jackson-one


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Editor-in-Chief of The Hype Magazine, and internationally published arts & entertainment journalist. Member of the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture as well as the United States Press Corps.


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