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[11/17/16 - 09:05 AM]
"Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland Tapped to Host Nickelodeon's "Lip Sync Battle Shorties," Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)
The special will also air on Spike on Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00/7:00c.

[via press release from Nickelodeon]

"MODERN FAMILY'S" SARAH HYLAND TAPPED TO HOST NICKELODEON'S "LIP SYNC BATTLE SHORTIES," SUNDAY, DEC. 11, AT 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)

New Hour-Long Special, Based on Spike's Hit Series, to also Air on Spike Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT)

NEW YORK - Nov. 17, 2016 - Now it's the kids' turn, as Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland hosts the anticipated one hour-special, Lip Sync Battle Shorties, set to premiere Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon. Lip Sync Battle Shorties, a spinoff of Spike's Emmy-nominated global phenomenon, 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.

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About Lip Sync Battle:

Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the Spike original series features celebrities going head to head - lip-syncing the song of their choice - battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. The series is a ratings and multiplatform superstar for Spike and is the most-watched original series in network history. 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. Lip Sync Battle is hosted by entertainment icon and two-time GRAMMY Award-winner LL Cool J and television personality, author, and model, Chrissy Teigen.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 20 consecutive years. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About Spike TV:

Spike TV is available in 91.4 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike TV's Internet address is www.spike.com.





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