Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Lilly Singh Fools the School in New 'The Substitute' Special, Premiering Saturday, May 18 on Nickelodeon USA

Update (5/6) - Below is Nickelodeon USA's original press release announcing the exciting news!:

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BURBANK, Calif.—May 6, 2019—Nickelodeon’s new hit series, The Substitute, returns with guest star and multi-talented comedian Lilly Singh on Saturday, May 18, at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). From the producers of Undercover Boss, The Substitute is a hidden-camera, prank show featuring celebrities who are transformed by a team of special effects artists to go undercover as substitute teachers, surprising classes of unsuspecting students.

In this new episode of The Substitute, Singh goes undercover at Woodrow Wilson Middle School in Glendale, Calif., to prank students in subjects including Math, English and Natural History. Using a full costume and prosthetics to hide her identity, Singh is transformed into a completely unrecognizable substitute teacher who is ready to push her students to their limits with her bizarre behavior. During the reveal at the end of the show, a $25,000 donation is made to the school.

Singh is an actress, producer, best-selling author, entrepreneur and creator. She is the host of the upcoming NBC late-night talk show A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Singh is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and advocates for children's rights. Her YouTube channel “iiSuperwomanii” has a reach of over 14 million subscribers to-date.

The Substitute’s debut episode debuted April 1 and guest-starred Jace Norman (Henry Danger) as an eccentric substitute teacher. The series premiere ranked as the top show with Kids 6-11 in its time period across all TV, and it scored year-over-year double and triple-digit increases with Kids 2-11 and Kids 6-11, respectively.

The Substitute is produced by Industrial Media’s The Intellectual Property Corporation, and Eli Holzman and Aaron Saidman (Undercover Boss), with Mike Harney serving as showrunner. Production of The Substitute for Nickelodeon is overseen by Rob Bagshaw, Executive Vice President, Unscripted Content.

About The Intellectual Property Corporation:

The Intellectual Property Corporation (IPC) is an Emmy-winning IP creation and production studio based in Van Nuys, California. Founded in 2016, IPC develops and produces a wide range of television, film, documentary, and interactive mobile content. The company currently has series in production or development with a wide range of US broadcast and cable networks. In 2017 the company was awarded the Emmy and in 2018 a Producers Guild Award for its series “Leah Remini: Scientology & the Aftermath”. IPC was acquired by Industrial Media in 2018.

About Nickelodeon:

Nickelodeon, now in its 40th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The brand includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, location based experiences, publishing and feature films. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

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Original post:

Coming soon, in a brand-new hidden camera prank special, superstar Lilly Singh is going undercover to fool the school as some unexpecting students’ VERY strange new substitute teacher! So don't miss the prank that will go down in history, when Lilly Singh stars in a all-new episode of The Substitute, coming soon, only on Nickelodeon USA!

Can't wait for more pranks? Catch the brand-new The Substitute special "Revealed With Jace Norman", which will explore how Jace Norman went undercover as The Substitute to prank a group of unsuspecting students, on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 9:00 p.m. (ET/PT)! The episode will feature pop-up bubbles filled with show insider trivia and behind-the-scenes secrets that reveal the making of this epic prank.

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA's May 2019 Premiere Highlights!

Originally published: Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 7:25pm BST.

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