PEOPLE can exclusively reveal that the Modern Family actress has been tapped to host the one-hour special of Lip Sync Battle Shorties on Nickelodeon.
Shorties, a spin-off of Spike’s Emmy-nominated Lip Sync Battle, will feature everyday kids lip-synching their favorite songs while celebrating their favorite artists.
“After having such an awesome experience competing on Lip Sync Battle, I jumped at the chance to host Shorties,” Hyland, 25, tells PEOPLE. “What could be more fun and exciting to see than the next generation of Lip Sync superstars showing off their sensational skills?”
Hyland, who recently taped an episode of Lip Sync Battle that will air in the upcoming new season, will be joined by four talented kid performers, the Lip Sync Battle Shorties Dance Crew and a supporting cast on the Nickelodeon/Spike special.
Lip Sync Battle Shorties will premiere Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon, and later air Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. ET on Spike.