Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild to Return on January 23

LOS ANGELES – Celebrity rap battle series Drop the Mic and classic game show reboot Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild will return to television on Wednesday, January 23rd at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT) respectively, on TNT. Both shows will encore the following night each week on TBS.

The move to TNT will pair each series with the network’s significant sports audience. Drop the Mic is no stranger to sports stars, having featured notable athletes such as Shaquille O’Neal, Rob Gronkowski, Michael Bennett and Odell Beckham Jr. Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild has also featured several athletes including Antonio Brown, Julian Edelman and Dana White, in addition to cameos by Michael Strahan who is an executive producer on the show.
Drop the Mic is based on the popular segment from the Emmy® winning and viral hit The Late Late Show with James Corden. Hosted by Method Man and Hailey Bieber, the competition show features celebrities from entertainment, music, sports and pop culture against each other in a jaw-dropping rap battle. At the end of each head-to-head match, the studio audience votes to help determine the winner, but the final decision is up to Method Man.
The series, which has received over half a billion social media views to date and the largest fan footprint of all TBS and TNT originals, will return with epic face-offs includingLonzo Ball vs. T-PainMark Cuban vs. Rusev and LanaTaran Killam vs. Rob Riggle, Boy George vs. Laverne Cox, Kevin Smith vs. Jason Mewes, The Muppets Matchupwhich includes Miss Piggy and Beaker battling against Kermit the Frog and Pepé the King PrawnJack Osbourne vs. Kelly Osbourne, Lost Reunion Battle with Daniel Dae KimJosh Holloway and Harold PerrineauGlee Reunion Battle featuring Amber RileyHarry Shum Jr. and Becca Tobin against Kevin McHaleJenna Ushkowitz andHeather MorrisKat Graham vs. Shameik MooreDanielle Brooks vs. Jussie Smollett,Jason Mitchell vs. Adina PorterMike Colter vs. NE-YOMel B vs. La La Anthony,Christina Milian vs. Ashlee SimpsonJason Biggs vs. Eddie Kaye ThomasDavid Faustino vs. Joey LawrenceNikki Glaser vs. Brad WilliamsThe New Day vs. SWVand Clay Aiken vs. Ian Ziering.  
Drop the Mic is produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73 Productions. James
Corden, Ben Winston, Jensen Karp and Joanna Gallagher serve as executive producers.  
Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild is a Snoop-i-fied version of the classic game show set in Snoop Dogg’s very own casino, which includes an oversized slot machine, giant dice and playing cards. Snoop has brought his friends back for all new categories, with cameos by Ice CubeHannibal Buress, Antonio BrownJulian EdelmanMichael StrahanWiz KhalifaParis JacksonBusy Philipps, G-EazyCheech & ChongBiz MarkieBill Nye and Xzibit.

Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker's Wild is produced by Sony Pictures Television, in association with Turner's Studio T. Snoop Dogg serves as executive producer along with two-time Emmy® winner, Super Bowl Champion and Good Morning, America co-host
Michael Strahan. Also executive-producing are Vincent Rubino, Constance Schwartz-Morini for SMAC Entertainment and Ted Chung for Merry Jane.

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