‘Lip Sync Battle’ Renewed for Season 3 at Spike

Spike’s breakout hit “Lip Sync Battle” has been renewed for Season 3, Variety has learned. No premiere date has been set at this time.

20 new half-hour episodes have been order for the third season, which will shoot this year.

Lip Sync Battle” is Spike’s most-watched original series in the cable net’s history, succeeding both on the channel and digitally, as it has amassed over half a billion video streams across all platforms since the show’s April 2005 debut.

The second season, which premiered Jan. 7, is averaging 4.4 million viewers and a 3.1 rating in the adult 18-49 demo for its first two episodes, which made social waves for the Channing Tatum episode that featured Beyoncé.

“Lip Sync Battle is a multiplatform pop-culture phenomenon that has played an integral role in delivering a new and broader audience to Spike,” said Kevin Kay, Spike President.

The show — which features celebrities going head-to-head, lip syncing the song of their choice — is hosted by LL Cool J with Chrissy Teigen serving as commentator. Both will return for Season 3.

Guests have included Anne Hathway, Justin Bieber, Dwayne Johnson, John Legend, Queen Latifah and Jimmy Fallon. The sophomore season will welcome guests including Snoop Dogg, Shaquille O’Neal, Eva Longoria, Nina Dobrev and Kaley Cuoco.

“Lip Sync Battle” hails from Casey Patterson Entertainment with Casey Patterson, Matador Content’s Jay Peterson, John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant serving as exec producers. 8 Million Plus Productions also produces.

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