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09 Sep 2016

Michael Phelps Goes For The Gold On “Lip Sync Battle: All Stars Live”

MICHAEL PHELPS GOES FOR THE GOLD…

ON “LIP SYNC BATTLE: ALL STARS LIVE” 

Special LIVE Event Airs

Sunday, September 11 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT on Spike

New York, NY, September 9, 2016 – Michael Phelps, the winner of 23 gold medals and one of the greatest athletes of our generation, now has his sights set on Lip Sync Battle gold. Phelps will take on “Lip Sync Battle” All Stars John Legend, Olivia Munn, Terry Crews in the biggest, boldest and first ever LIVE edition of the EMMY®-nominated hit franchise in “Lip Sync Battle: All Stars LIVE,” premiering Sunday, September 11 at 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT.

“Lip Sync Battle: All Stars LIVE” will be a one-hour special showcasing some of the show’s most popular and memorable past performers along with other A-list celebrities and special surprise guests.  For the first time ever, the viewers at home will be able to vote for their favorite All-Star in real time at lipsyncbattle.com, and decide who will be crowned Lip Sync Battle champion.

“Lip Sync Battle is a show where anything can happen, so going live is both exhilarating and terrifying,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer.  “Our all-star performers are in full battle mode and their energy is through the roof knowing they will be going up against the ultimate all-star and winner of 23 gold medals, Michael Phelps.”  “Our fans know how much Michael loves music and that it’s a part of his own battle prep, so our performers are prepared to bring their ‘A game’ Sunday night.”

The global multiplatform hit 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.

The highly-anticipated season 3 of “Lip Sync Battle” premieres on Wednesday, October 12 at 9:00pm ET/PT (new day and timeslot). Details on the new season will be announced shortly.

“Lip Sync Battle” is the highest-rated original series in network history and can now be seen in over 150 countries and territories worldwide.

Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Spike original series features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet.  The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in network history. The award-winning and EMMY-NOMINATED “Lip Sync Battle” is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John KrasinskiStephen Merchant, and Eight Million Plus Productions.

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David Schwarz           Spike TV                     212-767-8639            david.schwarz@mtvstaff.com

Nicole Platt            Spike TV              212-767-8855              nicole.platt@spiketv.com