“I’m excited to host the first season of Lip Sync Battle Shorties,” the former America’s Got Talent host, 36, tells PEOPLE in a statement. “It’s always a pleasure to work with my family at Nickelodeon. It’s going to be a lot of fun watching the kids lip syncing their favorite songs and performing like their favorites artists.”
The 10-episode series, which is set to premiere in early 2018, features younger non-celebrity competitors who will battle each other as they lip-sync their favorite pop songs with the Shorties Dance Crew moving to the beat in the background. Each episode will end with a special guest appearance and final performance from all the kids.
The series will also feature Halloween and holiday specials, which are set to air at the end of this year.