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‘Game of Arms’ Renewed for Season 2 by AMC

Reality series covers the underground arm-wrestling circuit

“Game of Arms” is flexing its muscle at AMC.

The reality series, which follows the underground arm-wrestling circuit, has been renewed for a second season, the network said Thursday.

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“With its cinematic look, raw intensity, and fascinating view of a little-known subculture, ‘Game of Arms’ has become a defining unscripted series for AMC,” AMC’s senior vice president of unscripted programming Eliot Goldberg said of the renewal. “Undertow Films delivered a visually stunning first season and we are thrilled to continue to explore these fascinating characters and rivalries in season two.”

The first season of “Game of Arms,” which is executive produced by “Deadliest Catch” team Matt Renner and Ethan Prochnik, along with their partner, Dan Ilani, averaged 747,000 total viewers in its first season, with 450,000 of them in the 18-49 demographic most sought by advertisers.

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The show is among a growing slate of reality shows in AMC’s roster, which includes the recently launched “4th and Loud,” which chronicles Kiss rockers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s efforts to launch an Arena Football League team. Upcoming offerings include a show following Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan as he takes on the role of creative director for a Chicago-based wrestling league.