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Nick Cannon to Host Nickelodeon’s 'Lip Sync Battle Shorties'

Nick Cannon has been tapped to host Lip Sync BattleShorties, Nickelodeon’s spinoff of the Spike TV competition series, the network said Tuesday.

Nick’s 10-episode Lip Sync Battle Shorties will debut in early 2018 and will feature kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists. Cannon will host along with social media darling JoJo Siwa, who will serve as Cannon’s “sidekick,” Nickelodeon said.

Nickelodeon premiered an hour-long Lip Sync Battle Shorties special in December 2016, which posted double- and triple-digit gains with kids and drew more than 2 million total viewers (Live+7), according to Nickelodeon. 

“With Nick Cannon at the helm, every episode of Lip Sync Battle Shorties will be an over-the-top Nickelodeon event, with real kids in the driver’s seat, battling head-to-head in the ultimate competition show,” said Bronwen O’Keefe, senior vice president, Nickelodeon Live Action and Movies, in a statement.