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TCA: TBS’s “Drop the Mic” drops in October

Turner Broadcasting cable net TBS has slated the entertainment competition format Drop the Mic for a fall release. Hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin and based on the popular segment from The ...
July 28, 2017

Turner Broadcasting cable net TBS has slated the entertainment competition format Drop the Mic for a fall release.

Hosted by Method Man and Hailey Baldwin and based on the popular segment from The Late Late Show with James Corden, the previously announced celebrity rap battle competition will see four entertainers put their rapping skills to the test. At the end of each head-to-head battle, the studio audience will vote to pick the winner.

The 16-episode series, which is produced by CBS Television Studios and Fulwell 73, is scheduled for an Oct. 26 premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Celebrities slated to pick up the mic and go head-to-head include Mayim Bialik vs. Kunal Nayyar; Chris Jericho vs. Laila Ali; Michael Bennett vs. Vanessa Hudgens; James Corden vs. Nicole Richie; Jesse Tyler Ferguson vs. Chrissy Metz; Anthony Anderson vs. Usher; and Gina Rodriguez vs. Rob Gronkowski.

James Corden, Ben Winston and Jensen Karp serve as executive producers, with Joanna Gallagher as co-executive producer.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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