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Turning a talk show bit into a show = ratings success

Two talk show bits turned into half-hour unscripted programs have managed to draw decent numbers of viewers. Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, based on a segment from Jimmy Fallon’s The Tonight Show, started strong, as did the expanded version of a bit from The Ellen DeGeneres Show, ABC’s Repeat After Me, though it has declined in …

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A preview of the Lip Sync Battle show

Spike TV’s Lip Sync Battle show filmed its 10 episodes in January, and now we have our first glimpse of what a full-on series with celebrities lip-syncing looks like–and what’s there is pretty damn cool. The show takes Jimmy Fallon’s bit and turns it into a reality TV competition; it’s produced in part by Fallon along with John …

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