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–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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
, 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. For more information or artwork, visit
Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks
of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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