Nickelodeon Greenlights Brand-New Lip Sync Battle Shorties Series

10-Episode Order Showcases Talented Kids in Epic Musical Showdowns,
Based on Spike’s Global Hit Series

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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nickelodeon, the number-one kids’ network, is putting real kids center
stage with the greenlight of Lip
Sync Battle Shorties
, a spinoff of Spike’s Emmy-nominated global
phenomenon, Lip Sync Battle. The half-hour, 10-episode series
will feature real-life kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of
their favorite artists and builds upon the success of Nick’s hour-long
special of the same name, which premiered in December 2016 and posted
double- and triple-digit gains with kids. Lip Sync Battle Shorties
will begin production later this year and the series is set to premiere
in the fall. The news was announced at Nickelodeon’s Upfront
presentation, held today in New York City.


Lip Sync Battle Shorties is so illustrative of how kids have
changed,” said Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon Group. “Our
research tells us this generation believes they are all one step away
from being famous. This show celebrates real kids with real talent, but
more importantly a passion to perform and the confidence to do it.”

Lip Sync Battle Shorties drew more than two million total viewers
(Live+7) when it premiered in December and content from the special has
garnered over 20 million views on Nickelodeon’s YouTube channel.

Kid participants on Lip Sync Battle Shorties can personalize
their performances, allowing them to make decisions on all creative
elements from song and costume selection, to choreography and staging.
Each episode will feature three talented real-life kids, the Shorties
Dance Crew and a host that will be announced soon.

Lip Sync Battle Shorties is created and executive produced by
Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador Content, with John Krasinski,
Stephen Merchant and Eight Million Plus Productions also serving as
executive producers–the same team behind the original award-winning
Emmy-nominated Lip Sync Battle on Spike.

Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip sync battling, the original
Spike Lip Sync Battle 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 the
network’s history.

Nickelodeon year to date is the number-one kids’ network, with the top
shows on all TV in every key demo–the top 10 among Kids 2-11; nine of
the top 10 with Kids 6-11; and six of the top 10 shows for Kids 2-5.
Nick recently marked its third straight year at number one with kids,
outpacing the competition most recently in 2016 by double digits.
Nickelodeon also had the top shows in every demo in 2016: nine out of
the top 10 with Kids 2-11; six of the top 10 with Kids 6-11; and six of
the top 10 preschool programs.

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 http://www.nickpress.com.
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Contacts

For Nickelodeon
Lilah Kojoori, 310-752-8206
lilah.kojoori@nick.com
or
Brandi
Albahary, 310-752-8799
brandi.albahary@nick.com