Q: Are they (whoever "they" are) still making new episodes of "Lip Sync Battle"?

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There was never an official announcement, but it looks like the "they" behind "Lip Sync Battle" have moved on.

The faces of the show were always rap legend L.L. Cool J and supermodel Chrissy Teigen, both of whom have gone on to other shows since it last aired in 2019 — two shows in Cool J's case (and both sound a lot like "Lip Sync Battle").

He recently signed on for CBS's "Superfan," which is also a celebrity-driven musical series. It's not clear how much of a commitment he's made to this one — the premise centers on pairing popular artists with their self-described biggest fans and it seems like Cool J is just involved as an artist this time, rather than as the host. There's no word on a premiere date yet.

He's also involved in another new reality competition show called "Come Dance With Me." This one's already on the air, but Cool J's not — he serves as creator and executive producer alongside his "NCIS: Los Angeles" co-star Chris O'Donnell. This show teams professional dancers with untrained members of their own families to compete for a big prize.

Teigen, meanwhile, has gone in the opposite direction, inching closer to center stage in her show "Chrissy's Court." She stars (of course) on the Roku Channel series, adjudicating actual small claims cases. The show debuted in 2020 and was recently renewed for a third season.

All this — plus the fact that it hasn't aired new episodes in more than three years — spells bad news for "Lip Sync Battle," but we always knew it wouldn't last forever. At some point, it gets hard to find new celebrities willing and able to do a lavish lip-sync performance on TV.


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