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Paramount renews Ink Master, preps spin-off

Season 12 of Ink Master debuts in the US in June

US cablenet Paramount Network has renewed tattoo competition series Ink Master for a further two seasons and ordered a spin-off called Ink Master: Grudge Match.

Paramount has also launched a standalone Ink Master channel on YouTube.

Season 12 of Ink Master, titled Ink Master: Battle of the Sexes, features teams of male and female tattoo artists competing for a chance to win US$100,000. It will premiere on June 11 in the US, with season 13 expected to air in 2020. Each season will consist of 16 one-hour episodes.

According to Paramount, season 11 of Ink Master, which finished last December, was the number one reality series on ad-supported cable among men aged 18-49 and a top-10 reality series among all adults aged 18-49.

Ink Master: Grudge Match is set to premiere this fall. The spin-off will provide former Ink Master contestants the opportunity to settle vendettas with their biggest rivals against whom they previously competed. It will consist of 12 one-hour episodes.

Ink Master and Ink Master: Grudge Match are produced by US prodco Truly Original, with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Andrea Richter exec producing.



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