Hosted by Trevor Noah (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah), the special will introduce the top five Kid of the Year honorees, along with kids performing incredible “acts of awesome,” ahead of the ultimate Kid of the Year being named.
The special will also air on Comedy Central on Friday, Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT) and CBS Television Network on Monday, Dec. 21, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Celebrity guests making appearances throughout the special include Kristen Bell, Simone Biles, Dixie D’Amelio, Billie Eilish, Rob Gronkowski, Harlem’s Neil Patrick Harris, Chris Hemsworth, Ken Jeong, Angelina Jolie, Chloe Kim, Brie Larson, Zachary Levi, Russell Westbrook and Malala Yousafzai, among others.
Chosen from a nationwide search that received over 5,000 inspirational kids being nominated, the five honorees were selected with the help of an influential kid committee.
The committee is comprised of Dylan Gilmer (Tyler Perry’s Young Dylan), Chinguun Sergelen (All That), Little Chef Ivy (MasterChef Junior), Sky Katz (Raven’s Home), and TIME for Kids Kid Reporters Raunak Singh and Tiana Sirmans, who also appear in the special.
The first-ever Kid of the Year honor is a multiplatform initiative recognizing extraordinary young leaders who are making a positive impact in their communities.
The ultimate Kid of the Year will be featured on a cover of TIME with a companion story in TIME for Kids.
Nickelodeon’s Kid of the Year is sponsored by ©2020 The LEGO Group and Lysol®.
For additional information, visit KidoftheYear2020.com.