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20 More Episodes of 'Lip Sync Battle' Are on the Way

Get ready for a lot more celebrity lip syncing. Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Merchant, and John Krasinski's new Spike series Lip Sync Battle has broken ratings records for the network, so today's news is not too much of a surprise: According to Variety, it's officially landed a 20-episode second season renewal to debut sometime next year. Guest stars on the LL Cool J-hosted series so far this season include Jennifer Lopez, John Legend, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, and Anne Hathaway. "Lip Sync Battle is a television and viral rock star for Spike," said Spike president Kevin Kay. "We are thrilled to be renewing Lip Sync Battle whose success is [...]

Jimmy Fallon, Ellen DeGeneres, Steve Carell, and Reese Witherspoon Play "Password"

The Tonight Show's week in Los Angeles continued last night, and to mix things up Fallon played a game of "Password" with Ellen DeGeneres, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell. Unsurprisingly, Fallon and DeGeneres make the perfect team, but a lot of their success is probably thanks to Reese Witherspoon's lack of pothead vocabulary.

A Wild Year in Late Night

2014 saw more changes in the world of late night than any other in recent memory. David Letterman, Craig Ferguson, and Stephen Colbert announced they would be leaving their long-running shows while Jimmy Fallon, Seth Meyers, and John Oliver started new, widely popular ones. Let's break down all of these late night milestones that took place in 2014.

Spike TV Orders 'Lip Sync Battle' Series from Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog isn't the only late night bit to get its own television show. THR reports that Spike TV has ordered a series called Lip Sync Battle based on the hit recurring segment on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The series is executive produced by Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant — who are also set to perform — and will begin taping in New York in January with a premiere date set for April 2, 2015. No host has been announced yet.

Click through for one of the best "Lip Sync Battle" segments ever featuring Paul Rudd performing "Don't Stop Me Now":

Jimmy Fallon Offers Some Solid Advice on Fear and Bombing in Standup

Here's a Tonight Show web extra featuring Jimmy Fallon answering a fan's question about bombing and being scared back when he started out as a standup, including a fun story about a time he bombed with a Catskills resort audience that included his grandfather/ride home.

Is Late Night in Need of a "Severe Motherfucking Shakeup"?

Late last week, Conan writer Andrés du Bouchet took to Twitter to blow off some steam regarding what he views as the less than impressive state of late night comedy today. Most of his tweets have since been deleted, but Uproxx posted the relevant ones before they disappeared. Here are du Bouchet's thoughts in full:

Comedy in 2015 needs a severe motherfucking shakeup. No celebrities, no parodies, no pranks, no mash-ups or hashtag wars. I’m fat.

and shove your lip-synching up your ass.

Prom King Comedy. That’s what I call all this shit. You’ve let the popular kids appropriate the very art form that helped you deal. Fuck.

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NBC Orders Two Comedy Pilots from Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres

NBC just handed out two pilot orders. Variety reports that the network has ordered a single-cam workplace comedy executive produced by Jimmy Fallon called Sharing and an untitled multi-cam series executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres starring Parenthood's Monica Potter. Sharing will be an office-set workplace comedy from writers Damian Lanigan and Jeremy Bronson (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Mindy Project), while the DeGeneres-produced pilot will star Potter as a woman "juggling a busy family life and three ex-husbands, who begins to date again." Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer (The New Adventures of Old Christine) will write and co-executive produce.

Nick Offerman Talks About Wrapping Up 'Parks and Rec', Filling His Pants with 'the Saddest Oatmeal'

Nick Offerman was on The Tonight Show last night, and he talked with Fallon about the final day of shooting Parks and Rec. It sounds like it was pretty sad, but at least he and Aziz were able to weasel their way into having one last line.

Jimmy Fallon Is the Least Talky Late Night Host, According to Study

Jimmy Fallon has put much emphasis on sketch comedy and viral videos since taking over The Tonight Show earlier this year, so it comes as no surprise that he's been confirmed as the late night host currently on the air who spends the least time talking with guests. According to a study by communications professor Stephen Winzenburg, Fallon spends only 37% of the time chatting with guests on his show — down dramatically from his predecessors Jay Leno and Johnny Carson, who both scored 51%. Elsewhere in late night guest chattiness levels, Craig Ferguson came in at 43%, Jimmy Kimmel at 48%, Seth Meyers and David Letterman at [...]

Dave Chappelle Is Making His First Late Night Appearance in Over Six Years Tonight

Comedian Dave Chappelle has been dipping in and out of the spotlight ever since his abrupt exit from Comedy Central's Chappelle's Show in 2005. He's only done two late night appearances since then (in 2006 and 2008 on NBC's Late Night with Conan O'Brien), but he's set to return to the late night world tonight with an appearance on Letterman, his first time on late night TV in over six years. He's also doing The Tonight Show on Friday, with both appearances being in promotion of his string of shows at Radio City Music Hall next week. These shows will be his first announced NYC performances in over a [...]

Here's the Trailer for Jimmy Fallon's Spike TV Show 'Lip Sync Battle'

Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant's new show Lip Sync Battle premieres on Spike TV next month, and the network released the first trailer this week featuring all three of the lip sync veterans plus celebrity guests Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Anna Kendrick, John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Malin Akerman, and plenty more. The LL Cool J-hosted series debuts on Spike TV Thursday, April 2 at 10:00pm.

LL Cool J to Host Spike TV's 'Lip Sync Battle' Produced by Jimmy Fallon

Back in November, Spike TV ordered 10 episodes of Lip Sync Battle from co-executive producers Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, and Stephen Merchant, and today the network revealed the host of the 10-episode series: LL Cool J. He will also be credited as a producer on the show. "Like the rest of the world, I'm a big fan of these battles, but this show is going to bring it to a whole new level," LL Cool J said in a statement. "I'm thrilled to be working with Jimmy Fallon, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant and the entire team to host the show and can’t wait for the fans at [...]

Jiminy Glick Interviews Jimmy "The Giggle Boy" Fallon

During last night's Tonight Show, guest Martin Short brought back his Jiminy Glick character for a talk show-within-a-talk show segment called "Talk of the Town." Glick presses Fallon about some deep topics like growing up in Brooklyn, his relationship with Justin Timberlake, and how he created his most famous SNL character ever, "Giggling Boy in the Background Guy."

Crosby, Stills & Nash Sing "Fancy" with Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young

Jimmy Fallon whipped out his beloved Neil Young alter ego on last night's Tonight Show, and he beat Weird Al to the punch along with musical guests Crosby, Stills & Nash by singing the hit Iggy Azalea song "Fancy" — if "Fancy" were a sad folk rock song with a soulful harmonica solo.