NBC Renews ‘I Can Do That’ for 8-Episode Season 2

Celebrity variety series had big benefit of following “America’s Got Talent” this summer

Last Updated: July 2, 2015 @ 11:47 AM

More “I Can Do That”? NBC just did that.

The new Tuesday summer variety series has been renewed for an eight-episode Season 2, the network said on Thursday.

“This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort zones and into exciting, unpredictable situations and they rose to the occasion each week,” said Paul Telegdy, president, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. “We are thrilled to bring new challenges and up the ante for Season 2.”

On Season 1 of “I Can Do That,” six American entertainers showcased their talents and unique acts — with Nicole Scherzinger ultimately being crowned champion.

Other acts included The Blue Man Group, Penn and Teller, The Harlem Globetrotters, Avenue Q and Snoop Dogg.

On each episode, the six cast members entered a friendly rivalry in front of a live studio audience as they chose their favorite act — what they thought they could master — and who they wanted to pair up with to master it. Once they had made their selection, the duos made their way into the training studio where they worked with their expert coach for five days. After the week of intensive training, the celebrities returned to the stage to perform their act in hopes of scoring the top slot on that night’s scoreboard.

Through its first six weeks, “I Can Do That” has averaged a 1.7 rating/6 share in the advertiser-sought adults 18-49 demographic and 5.7 million total viewers in Nielsen’s “most current” ratings, which include seven-day delayed viewing lifts where available. “I Can Do That” had the great advantage to following NBC’s other variety talent showcase, “America’s Got Talent,” on Tuesdays.

“I Can Do That” was developed by Israel’s Armoza Formats and has established itself as a worldwide success. It’s currently in production in more than 15 countries, including Italy, Brazil, Spain, Finland and Mexico.

The series is a Universal Television production.

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