'Lip Sync Battle Jr.' special to air on Spike and Nickelodeon this year

By Karen Butler  |  Feb. 23, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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NEW YORK, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Spike and Nickelodeon are working on a children's television program called Lip Sync Battle Jr., a spinoff of the buzzy celebrity sing-along show Lip Sync Battle.

A special edition of the performance-competition show for youngsters will air later this year on both networks before Jr. becomes a series.

"On the long list of wonderful surprises about Lip Sync Battle is our family co-viewing," executive producers Casey Patterson and Jay Peterson said in a joint statement Monday.

"Lip Sync Battle's multigenerational appeal is our favorite part of the show and the whole Lip Sync Battle family is very excited about developing a new music-based, comedy-variety format to showcase how much our Lip Sync Battle kids rock! It's all the fun of Lip Sync Battle, only smaller."

LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen host the adult version of the show. No emcees for the kids' edition have been announced yet.

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