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Spike TV Orders Jimmy Fallon's 'Lip Sync Battle' As Series

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Spike TV is about to get a little more musical. The network is partnering with Jimmy Fallon and his Eight Million Plus Prods. banner, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and Matador to create a "Lip Sync Battle" series. Fallon made the announcement Thursday night on "The Tonight Show" during his interview with Merchant. "Lip Sync Battle" will run 10 half-hour episodes, featuring celebrities going head to head lip synching the song of their choice. The prize? Bragging rights. Fallon, Krasinski and Merchant will appear and perform on the show, in addition to serving as exec producers. "Lip Sync Battle" will tape in January in...

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