Spike TV is sticking with Ink Master. Today, the network announced they’ve renewed the series for a 10th season and ordered a special, Ink Master Angels.
The competition show “puts artists through a series of tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, as they must create and execute an original tattoo on a ‘human canvas.'” The judges include Oliver Peck, Dave Navarro, and Chris Nuñez.
Season nine of Ink Master is slated to premiere this June. Meanwhile, the one-hour special Ink Master Angels is set to air later this year and “will feature four of Season 8’s top female competitors – Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose – as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America’s most talented tattoo artists in a variety of challenges, to see who has what it takes to beat them.”
From Spike TV:
New York, NY, March 23, 2017 – Spike’s hit original tattoo-competition series, “Ink Master,” continues to grow, renewing for a tenth season and greenlighting a new special, “Ink Master Angels.” The announcement was made today by Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike. “Ink Master” and “Ink Master Angels” are produced by Truly Original.
Season 10, which has been picked up for 16 one-hour episodes, will go into production later this year and air on the rebranded Paramount Network in 2018.
With the rise in popularity of female competitors on “Ink Master,” Spike also has greenlit “Ink Master Angels.” The one-hour special will feature four of Season 8’s top female competitors – Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose – as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America’s most talented tattoo artists in a variety of challenges, to see who has what it takes to beat them. The special will debut later this year.
“I’m so pleased to see ‘Ink Master’ reach a milestone tenth season as it continues to be a great ratings driver for the network,” said Senior. “The franchise has shown such amazing growth with our female audience that it is a natural progression to launch a female-fronted standalone competition, as well.”
Season 9 of “Ink Master” debuts this June along with new episodes of spin-off series “Ink Master: Redemption.”
Each week, “Ink Master” puts artists through a series of tattoo challenges that not only test the artists’ technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity, as they must create and execute an original tattoo on a “human canvas.” Each episode focuses on a different and distinct style of tattooing such as realism, black and gray, and American traditional. The masterpieces the artists create will last a lifetime – and so will their mistakes. After every challenge, the contestants face a tough panel made up of series host Dave Navarro and world renowned tattoo artists Chris Nunez (“Miami Ink”) and Oliver Peck (Elm Street Tattoo).
“Ink Master,” “Ink Master Angels” and “Ink Master: Redemption” are produced for Spike by Truly Original (“Swamp People,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Vanity Fair Confidential”) with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Andrea Richter serving as executive producers. Truly Original is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Ink Master? Are you glad it’s been renewed?
my husband and I never miss this show. hard for us to wait so long for new show to come on.
Love this show but sometimes they show too much of the drama when they should play up the talents of these artists.