Nickelodeon today announced it has renewed its hit competition series ”Lip Sync Battle Shorties” for a second season with 10 half-hour episodes. The ultimate music showdown, which to-date ranks as the number one show with kids 6-11 in its Friday night timeslot, features real kids lip-syncing pop songs in celebration of their favorite artists, while competing for the iced-out Shorties mic. Multi-faceted entertainer Nick Cannon returns as host, along with show sidekick JoJo Siwa. Production will begin in Los Angeles this summer.
In ”Lip Sync Battle Shorties”, three amped up battlers hit the stage, as they lip-sync songs from some of the most popular names in music including: Kelly Clarkson, Bruno Mars, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Imagine Dragons and more. Each performance comes straight from the participants’ imagination, allowing them to personalize all creative elements from song and costume selection to epic dance moves and eccentric themes. Also featured in every episode is the Shorties Dance Crew, a 10-person, in-house backup crew who has mastered all styles of dance from breakdancing to ballroom and a special celebrity guest.
“We’re thrilled to be coming back for a second season of Lip Sync Battle Shorties on Nickelodeon! It’s an incredibly positive engaging platform for kids to be their most creative, imaginative, authentic selves,” said executive producers Casey Patterson and Jay Peterson.
Based on the pop culture phenomenon of lip-sync battling, the original Paramount Network ”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 Paramount Network. Lip Sync Battle Shorties and the award-winning and Emmy-nominated series, ”Lip Sync Battle”, are executive produced by Casey Patterson of Casey Patterson Entertainment, Jay Peterson of Matador Content, James Sunderland, LL Cool J, John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant, Rick Schwartz and Eight Million Plus Productions.