Paramount Network has renewed “Ink Master” for two more seasons and ordered another spinoff, titled “Ink Master: Grudge Match.”
“Grudge Match” will be the third different spinoff of the tattoo competition franchise, following “Angels” and “Redemption.” In “Grudge Match,” former “Ink Master” contestants will get to “settle vendettas” against their biggest rivals from their time competing on the flagship series. Former “Ink Master” champions Ryan Ashley (Season 8), DJ Tambe (Season 9 and Season 10) and Cleen Rock One (Season 11) will serve as judges.
Consisting of 12 one-hour episodes, “Ink Master: Grudge Match” is slated to premiere this fall. “Ink Master,” which received a season 12 and season 13 pickup, with season 12 debuting June 11. Additionally, Paramount Network has launched a stand-alone “Ink Master” YouTube channel.
“The popularity of tattoo culture is at an all-time high, so I am thrilled to expand the incredibly successful ‘Ink Master’ franchise across multiple platforms and touchpoints for our fans,” said Keith Cox, president, Development and Production for Paramount Network and TV Land. “Each new season of ‘Ink Master’ brings forth heightened interpersonal drama and the stakes will be raised yet again in season 12’s ‘Battle Of The Sexes’ and the fall premiere of ‘Grudge Match.’ Additionally, the new YouTube channel will feature the most infamous moments from past seasons, content from upcoming seasons and exclusives that fans won’t want to miss.”
Both “Ink Master” and “Ink Master: Grudge Match” are produced for Paramount Network by Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, with Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Andrea Richter serving as executive producers.