‘Lip Sync Battle’ Renewed for Season 5! EP Casey Patterson Talks Big News & Emmy Nomination

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LSB started as a skit on The Tonight Show, then was picked up by Spike in 2015, and quickly became a viral sensation. The franchise has done so well, it’s expanded onto Nickelodeon, with Lip Sync Battle Shorties and a partnership with Carnival Cruise Line.

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Major online viral hits include Channing Tatum performing Beyonce’s “Run in The World” in full costume (and wig), Anne Hathaway swinging on Miley’s “Wrecking Ball,” and Alicia Silverstone donning her iconic Cher look from Clueless.

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LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen as a hosting pair are hilarious. “The chemistry between the two of them is such a secret sauce,” Patterson revealed. “The combination of the two of them is magic.”

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The level of production is like a mini-Broadway show. “We have a world class team,” says Patterson. “Sometimes hair and makeup only has three or four hours notice and we only have one hour of rehearsal with the talent. It’s this beautiful machine of people who really know what they’re doing.”

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The talent is all-in. “Nobody signs up for the show if they’re not ready to play,” she added. “They know they’re going to go viral.” So celebrities only commit when they know they can dedicate a solid amount of time to production. “Some people have an idea in their head that’s more complicated. Our job is to be a machine that can handle any request!” From back-up dancers to pyro, Patterson has you covered.

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Lip Sync Battle has been renewed for a fifth season at Paramount Network. Twelve new half-hour episodes will premiere in 2019 and fan-favorite hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen are returning, as well.

The wildly popular series has also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the past three years, so will 2018 be the show’s lucky year?

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Executive producer Casey Patterson spoke to TV Insider about the honor of the recognition. “We’re so excited!” she said. “This one is really nice because it’s not a solo effort. I have some really amazing partners on this show in Jimmy Fallon and John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, LL Cool J, Chrissy Teigen, and my production partner, Jay Peterson. It’s much more fun to be recognized with your friends, that’s for sure.”

Lip Sync Battle‘s reach is undeniable. “It has delivered over 1.5 billion cross-platform views since launch and boasts over two million YouTube Channel subscribers and over two million fans on Facebook,” a press release revealed.

“[The show] is really just celebrities coming on and going way outside their comfort zone for the pure pleasure of entertaining,” Patterson added. “People trusted the comedic sensibility of this show.”

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As for the upcoming season, expect “bigger, better, faster, stronger,” she teased. “It’s so great to be a show that celebrates current pop culture and then every possible classic genre at the same time. There’s an endless well of creative ideas for this show.”

And stayed tuned because Patterson wants a Matt Damon vs. Ben Affleck episode and a Michelle Obama vs. Oprah battle royale sometime soon. Hey, you never know!

Lip Sync Battle, Season 5, 2019, Paramount Network