Meaghan Kirby
November 19, 2016 4:03 am
Nickelodeon

The worlds of Modern Family and Lip Sync Battle are about to collide. Nickelodeon announced today that Modern Family star Sarah Hyland is going to be hosting an hour-long spinoff special of the Spike hit series for kids called Lip Sync Battle Shorties.

In addition to being a lot younger than most of the celebrity contestants of Spike’s Lip Sync Battle, the Nick spinoff will feature four real kids lip syncing to their favorite songs. The special will premiere on Nickelodeon on December 11th at 8 p.m. ET before airing on Spike on December 14th at 8 p.m. ET.

Hyland, who will appear as a contestant on the upcoming season of Lip Sync Battle is psyched to be joining the team.

According to the press release, in addition to Hyland as host and the performers, the show will include a group of kid dancers to perform with the lip sync-ers, a kid DJ, backstage correspondent, and an M.C. We suggest Luna Stephens serve as M.C. to keep it all in the Lip Sync Battle fam.

Executive Producer of Lip Sync Battle and Shorties Casey Patterson said that the premise of the spinoff came after seeing how many kids were watching Lip Sync Battle. So the producers decided to get them in on the fun, too. She said,

We love how many kids are going to be able to play a role in this incredible experience. We’re marking our calendars now!

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