Sarah Hyland is taking on hosting duties for Nickelodeon’s spinoff series “Lip Synch Battle Shorties,” which will debut in December. The star of “Modern Family” will help launch the one hour-special on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8:00 p.m.
Set to premiere on Nickelodeon, Lip Sync Battle Shorties will feature everyday kids lip syncing their favorite songs and celebrating their favorite artists. The special will also air on Spike on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT).
“After having such an awesome experience competing on Lip Sync Battle, I jumped at the chance to host Shorties,” said Hyland. “What could be more fun and exciting to see than the next generation of Lip Sync superstars showing off their sensational skills?”
In addition to Hyland as host, the special will feature four talented kid performers, the Lip Sync Battle Shorties Dance Crew and a supporting cast featuring a kid DJ, M.C. and backstage correspondent.
Hyland is no stranger to the Lip Sync Battle family. The multi-talented actress recently taped an episode of the show that will air as part of the upcoming new season on Spike. Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador are the creators of Lip Sync Battle Shorties.
“The happy surprise of Lip Sync Battle has been the reaction from kids and how many of them are watching the series with their families,” said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. “Lip Sync Battle Shorties is a great opportunity for us to showcase kids’ love of music, comedy and variety. And what better host than the fun and hilarious Sarah Hyland, who recently gave it her all on the Lip Sync Battle stage. Our Shorties are involved in every aspect of their performances from song selection to choreography and staging. We’re having a blast!”
Lip Sync Battle Shorties is the latest example of successful brand expanding into new spaces which includes the recently launched Lip Sync Battle app, which coincided with the start of season 3 on Spike. Lip Sync Battle is Spike’s most highly-rated original series in network history and can now be seen in over 150 countries and territories worldwide.
The award-winning and Emmy-nominated Lip Sync Battle is executive produced by Casey Patterson, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, and Eight Million Plus Productions.