Taraji P. Henson, NPH, Hailee Steinfeld Confirmed For Michael Jackson “Lip Sync Battle” Special

Paramount Network confirms the participants for the January 18 special.

Lip Sync Battle - Taraji P. Henson / Paramount Network

On January 18, Spike TV will become the Paramount Network.

To celebrate the occasion, the cable network will air a special, live, artist-centric edition of “Lip Sync Battle.”

“Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration” will feature the pop icon’s greatest hits.

In a Wednesday morning announcement, Paramount revealed participants for the special: Taraji P. Henson, Neil Patrick Harris and Hailee Steinfeld. Additional celebrity participants will be announced shortly.

“Michael Jackson’s groundbreaking sound and style changed the course of music, videos and Live performance forevermore,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “This line up of incredible superstar performers are inspired and ready to bring it LIVE on 1.18.18!”

Regular hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen will emcee the broadcast, which airs at 9PM ET on January 18.

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