Lip Sync Battle Shorties

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Lip Sync Battle Shorties
Lip Sync Battle Shorties Logo.jpg
Genre Reality
Written by Mitchell Marchand
Directed by Chris Power
Presented by
Composer(s) Jack Rayner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) LL Cool J
Production company(s)
Release
Original network Nickelodeon
Original release December 11, 2016 (2016-12-11) – present
External links
Website

Lip Sync Battle Shorties is an American reality television program that first aired as a special hosted by Sarah Hyland on Nickelodeon on December 11, 2016. The series then returned as a regular television program on October 15, 2017, presented by Nick Cannon and JoJo Siwa.

Production and broadcast[edit]

On February 22, 2016, it was announced that Spike and Nickelodeon were developing Lip Sync Battle Jr. with Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador, as a spinoff of Spike's Lip Sync Battle.[1] On November 17, 2016, it was announced that Sarah Hyland would be hosting, and that an hour-long special would air on Nickelodeon on December 11, 2016, and on Spike on December 14, 2016.[2][3][4]

On March 2, 2017, Nickelodeon announced that it had green-lit production on Lip Sync Battle Shorties with a 10-episode order. Production of the program was expected to begin sometime in 2017.[5] On August 1, 2017, it was announced that Nick Cannon would be replacing Sarah Hyland as the host and that JoJo Siwa would be joining him as his sidekick.[6][7] In the new format, it aired Halloween and holiday specials on Nickelodeon, in October and December 2017, respectively. The program will take its regular slot when new episodes resume on January 12, 2018.[8][9]

On March 6, 2018, Nickelodeon renewed the series for a second season.[10]

Ratings[edit]

Lip Sync Battle Shorties drew more than two million total viewers in Live+7 when it first premiered in December 2016. In addition, content from the special had managed to get over 20 million views on Nickelodeon's YouTube channel.[5]

Season Episodes First aired Last aired Avg. viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
Date Viewers
(millions)
1 10 October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15) 1.40[11] March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09) 1.00[12] 1.04

Episodes[edit]

Special (2016)[edit]

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date [13]Prod.
code [13]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
"Special"Beth McCarthy-MillerJim WiseDecember 11, 2016 (2016-12-11)1001.78[14]
Songs featured: "Me Too" by Meghan Trainor, "Boss" by Fifth Harmony, "Radioactive" by Imagine Dragons, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO ft. Lauren Bennett and GoonRock, "ABC" by The Jackson 5

Season 1 (2017–18)[edit]

No.Title [13][15]Original air date [13][15]Prod.
code [13]
U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Halloween Special"October 15, 2017 (2017-10-15)1031.40[11]
2"Holiday Special"December 3, 2017 (2017-12-03)1051.24[16]

Songs featured: "Drummer Boy" by Justin Bieber ft. Busta Rhymes, "24K Magic" by Bruno Mars, "Underneath the Tree" by Kelly Clarkson, "Worth It" by Fifth Harmony ft. Kid Ink

Special guest: Fifth Harmony
3"Dinosaurs/Space/Fierce Goddess"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)1091.11[17]

Songs featured: "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer, "Something Just like This" by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, "Grown Woman" by Beyoncé, "Uma Thurman" by Fall Out Boy

Special guest: Pete Wentz
4"Carnival/Fun Fair/Ocean"January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)1101.08[18]

Songs featured: "Let's Get Loud" by Jennifer Lopez, "That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars, "Timber" by Pitbull ft. Kesha, "Hold On" by Nick Cannon

Special guest: Sydney Sierota
5"Music Festival/Outer Space/Medieval Rocker"January 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)1071.03[19]

Songs featured: "HandClap" by Fitz and The Tantrums, "Starships" by Nicki Minaj, "Centuries" by Fall Out Boy, "Can't Hold Us" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton

Special guest: Breanna Yde
6"Enchanted Forest/Colorful City/Magical Attic"February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)1020.94[20]

Songs featured: "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)" by Ylvis, "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, "Cheap Thrills" by Sia, "Lips Are Movin" by Meghan Trainor

Special guest: Daniella Monet
7"Catwalk/Jungle/Girls Night Out"February 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)1040.87[21]

Songs featured: "Instruction" by Demi Lovato & Stefflon Don, "Livin' la Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin, "No" by Meghan Trainor, "Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)" by Silentó

Special guests: Jack Griffo, Kira Kosarin
8"Disco Gym/Boot Camp/Cupcake Island"February 23, 2018 (2018-02-23)1010.71[22]

Songs featured: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson, "Confident" by Demi Lovato, "Cake by the Ocean" by DNCE, "Bills" by LunchMoney Lewis

Special guest: Benjamin Flores Jr.
9"Cali Beach/Las Vegas/Alice in Wonderland"March 2, 2018 (2018-03-02)1061.05[23]

Songs featured: "California Gurls" by Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dogg, "A Little Less Conversation" by Elvis Presley vs. JXL, "Stay" by Zedd & Alessia Cara, "Don't Stop the Party" by Pitbull ft. TJR

Special guest: Thomas Kuc
10"Twins Special"March 9, 2018 (2018-03-09)1081.00[12]

Songs featured: "I Love It" by Icona Pop, "That's My Girl" by Fifth Harmony, "What Makes You Beautiful" by One Direction, "Hey Ya!" by Outkast

Special guest: Laurie Hernandez

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spike and Nickelodeon Developing "Lip Sync Battle Jr." with Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador" (Press release). Nickelodeon. February 22, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2017 – via The Futon Critic. 
  2. ^ ""Modern Family's" Sarah Hyland Tapped to Host Nickelodeon's "Lip Sync Battle Shorties," Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8:00 P.M. (ET/PT)" (Press release). Nickelodeon. November 17, 2016. Retrieved December 10, 2017 – via The Futon Critic. 
  3. ^ Karen Butler (November 19, 2016). "Sarah Hyland to Host One-off Special "Lip Sync Battle Shorties"". UPI. Retrieved December 20, 2017. 
  4. ^ Cathy Applefeld Olson (December 7, 2016). "Sarah Hyland Talks Hosting "Lip Sync Battle Shorties" Spinoff: Watch an Exclusive Preview". Billboard. Retrieved December 20, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Nickelodeon Greenlights Brand-New "Lip Sync Battle Shorties" Series" (Press release). Nickelodeon. March 2, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017 – via The Futon Critic. 
  6. ^ Denise Petski (August 1, 2017). "Nick Cannon to Host "Lip Sync Battle Shorties" on Nickelodeon". Deadline. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Nick Cannon to Host Nickelodeon's "Lip Sync Battle Shorties"" (Press release). Nickelodeon. August 1, 2017. Retrieved December 10, 2017 – via The Futon Critic. 
  8. ^ "Nickelodeon Premieres "Lip Sync Battle Shorties" on Friday, Jan. 12, at 7:30 P.M. (ET/PT)" (Press release). Nickelodeon. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017 – via The Futon Critic. 
  9. ^ Alexandra Whyte (December 19, 2016). "Nickelodeon Cues Up Lip Sync Battle Shorties". Kidscreen. Retrieved December 20, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Make Some Noise! Nickelodeon Renews "Lip Sync Battle Shorties" for Season Two" (Press release). Nickelodeon. March 6, 2018. Retrieved March 7, 2018 – via The Futon Critic. 
  11. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (October 17, 2017). "Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.15.2017". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 10, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b Mitch Metcalf (March 12, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.9.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 12, 2018. 
  13. ^ a b c d e "Lip Sync Battle Shorties Episode Listings". The Futon Critic. 
  14. ^ Mitch Metcalf (December 13, 2016). "Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.11.2016". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 10, 2017. 
  15. ^ a b "Lip Sync Battle Shorties". Zap2it. 
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  17. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 16, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.12.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 16, 2018. 
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  19. ^ Mitch Metcalf (January 29, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 1.26.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved January 29, 2018. 
  20. ^ Mitch Metcalf (February 5, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.2.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 5, 2018. 
  21. ^ Mitch Metcalf (February 12, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.9.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 12, 2018. 
  22. ^ Mitch Metcalf (February 26, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 2.23.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved February 26, 2018. 
  23. ^ Mitch Metcalf (March 5, 2018). "Top 150 Friday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.2.2018". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved March 5, 2018. 

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