Nickelodeon orders Lip Sync Battle spin-off Lip Sync Battle Shorties
Lip Sync Battle began as a bit on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon before turning into a Spike series. Now the franchise grows again: Nickelodeon has ordered a Lip Sync Battle spin-off titled Lip Sync Battle Shorties, the network announced Thursday.
Nickelodeon is not entering into the empire blindly, having aired a Lip Sync Battle Shorties special back in December that attracted more than two million viewers, factoring in a week of DVR playback. (The network also points out that clips from the special tallied 20 million-plus viewers on its YouTube channel.) Like the special, the series will showcase kids facing off and lip-syncing pop songs.
Nickelodeon has ordered 10 half-hour episodes of Lip Sync Battle Shorties and plans to premiere the series in the fall. A host will be announced shortly.
The show’s executive producers include Lip Sync Battle creators John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant as well as Casey Patterson.
In other Nick news, the network ordered 26 episodes of an animated 2-D series based on the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise, with this one being tentatively titled Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
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