'Lip Sync Battle' Is Back With Epic Lineup: Alison Brie, Justin Bieber, 'Empire' Cast
Three mouthed-but-not-vocalized cheers for the return of "Lip Sync Battle"! Spike TV's epic celebrity showdown, hosted by LL Cool J, was an instant hit when it debuted with Dwayne Johnson vs. Jimmy Fallon back in April. It really picked up steam with the Anne Hathaway vs. Emily Blunt match, traumatized us -- in a good way -- with Stephen Merchant and later Julianne Hough, then dipped a bit before going on break. Season 1 is not over, but it's been off the air since May 28. But now it's back with a vengeance, starting next Thursday, July 9.
Here's the upcoming lineup:
• Alison Brie vs. Will Arnett -- July 9
• Justin Bieber vs. Deion Sanders -- July 16
• Andy Cohen vs. Willie Geist -- July 23
• Victoria Justice vs. Gregg Sulkin -- July 30
• Abbi Jacobson vs. Ilana Glazer -- August 6
• Iggy Azalea vs. Nick Young -- August 13
• Terrence Howard vs. Taraji P. Henson -- August 20
The shows were all pre-taped, so check out Spike's preview, showing Will Arnett's "Lego" routine; badass Alison Brie shooting down a photo of her opponent, Arnett (she's totally winning her battle, you can tell just from the promo); Justin Bieber going full Ozzy, then reviving Deion Sanders; Terrence Howard playing dress up and the "Empire" stars getting back-up from Mary J. Blige herself:
Bring it on! This is serious must-see TV, so you'd better be there. Shows air at 10 p.m. Thursdays on Spike TV, then the best clips are usually posted to the show's YouTube page.
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