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      Season 1 – Drop the Mic

      2017 Music Comedy List
      Reviews Based on a popular segment on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" and emceed by rapper-actor Method Man and model Hailey Baldwin, "Drop the Mic" invites celebrities from the worlds of entertainment, music, sports and pop culture to compete in rap battles. Episodes feature four players in head-to-head battles, creating moments packed with lyrical creativity and "Did you hear that?" moments. Studio audience votes determine the mic-dropping winner of each battle. The talent lineup includes Anthony Anderson, Nicole Richie, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tony Hale, Vanessa Hudgens, James Van Der Beek, and members of Rascal Flatts and Boyz II Men. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Oct 24, 2017 Halle Berry vs. James Corden; Usher vs. Anthony Anderson Talk show host James Corden takes on actor Halle Berry; musician Usher faces actor Anthony Anderson in a lyrical duel. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 31, 2017 James Van Der Beek vs. Randall Park; Rob Gronkowski vs. Gina Rodriguez "Dawson's Creek" heartthrob James Van Der Beek throws shade at "Fresh off the Boat"'s Randall Park; NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski finds out actor Gina Rodriguez might just be a problem he can't tackle. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 7, 2017 Niecy Nash vs. Cedric the Entertainer; Liam Payne vs. Jason Derulo Actor Niecy Nash ("Claws") faces Cedric the Entertainer; music industry giants Jason Derulo and One Direction's Liam Payne rap battle. Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 14, 2017 Tony Hale vs. Timothy Simons; Rascal Flatts vs. Boyz II Men "Veep" co-stars Tony Hale and Timothy Simons face off in a very personal verbal competition; Boyz II Men clashes with Rascal Flatts in the rap battle never before possible. Details Episode 5 Aired Nov 21, 2017 Nicole Scherzinger vs. Lil Rel Howery; Charlie Puth vs. Backstreet Boys TV host and Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger spits hot fire against "Get Out" funnyman Lil Rel Howery; an unprecedented 5-on-1 takes place when singer Charlie Puth takes on every single member of the Backstreet Boys. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 28, 2017 Vanessa Hudgens vs. Michael Bennett; James Corden vs. Nicole RIchie NFL superstar Michael Bennett meets his microphone match with Vanessa Hudgens, while talk show host James Corden faces off against fashionista Nicole Richie in a night of unforgettable rap battles. Details Episode 7 Aired Dec 5, 2017 Mayim Bialik vs. Kunal Nayyar; Ashley Tisdale vs. Nick Lachey A "Big Bang Theory" rap battle has co-stars Mayim Bialik and Kunal Nayyar go rhyme for rhyme; "High School Musical" princess Ashley Tisdale challenges singer Nick Lachey. Details Episode 8 Aired Dec 12, 2017 Wayne Brady vs. Jake Owen; Kenny G. vs. Richard Marx Wayne Brady, known for being quick on his feet, takes on country singer Jake Owen; Kenny G and Richard Marx engage in a rap battle. Details Episode 9 Aired Dec 19, 2017 David Arquette vs. Brian Tyree Henry; Jesse Tyler Ferguson vs. Chrissy Metz Actor David Arquette puts his rap skills to the test against Brian Tyree Henry ("Atlanta"); Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") raps for the first time in a battle against Chrissy Metz ("This Is Us"). Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 26, 2017 Pentatonix vs. Bell Biv Devoe; Padma Lakshmi vs. Randy Jackson Grammy winners Pentatonix lyrically battle '90s pioneers Bell Biv Devoe; "Top Chef"'s Padma Lakshmi and "American Idol"'s Randy Jackson see which host has the hottest bars. Details Episode 11 Aired Jan 9, 2018 Danielle Fishel vs. Jonathan Lipnicki; Shania Twain vs. Meghan Trainor Finding the true '90s American Sweetheart when "Boy Meets World" girl next door Danielle Fishel faces Jonathan Lipnicki of "Jerry Maguire"; legend Shania Twain and emerging pop star Meghan Trainor engage in a battle of divas. Details

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      Jenny Nixon Common Sense Media Celebs face off in a stale, scripted battle rap competition. Rated: 2/5 Nov 8, 2017 Full Review

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      Audience Member Trashy to the point of uncomfortable. Halle Berry should sign up to play prisons. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Audience Member all the hype none deliver'd on Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/09/23 Full Review Post a review

      Season Info

      Executive Producer
      James Corden, Ben Winston, Jensen Karp, Ed Thomas
      Music, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Oct 24, 2017