Paramount Network has greenlit a new season of the highly rated hit original tattoo-competition series Ink Master. Season 11 will consist of 16 one-hour episodes. The announcement was made today by Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Paramount Network. Ink Master is produced by Truly Original.
Ink Master is currently in its tenth season and still a ratings powerhouse, ranking #1 in the Adults 18-49 and Women 18-49 timeslots on cable.
"I am ecstatic to see Ink Master reach its eleventh season as it continues to be a great ratings driver for the network," said Senior. "Coming on the heels of an exciting tenth season, we're psyched to give the fans another great season."
Ink Master will crown its latest winner on the Season 10 finale, which airs Tuesday, April 24. In addition, the Ink Master spinoff series Ink Master: Angels is currently in its second season.
Each week, Ink Master puts artists through a series of tattoo challenges that not only test the artists' technical skills, but also test 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 that 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 and Ink Master: Angels are produced for Paramount Network 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.
Chachi Senior is Paramount Network's Senior Vice President, Original Programming. Chaz Gray, Executive Producer of Current, Original Series, Paramount Network, oversees production of Ink Master for the network.
About Truly Original:
Truly Original creates a broad range of scripted and unscripted programming for television and digital platforms. Run by Emmy Award-winning producers Glenda Hersh and Steven Weinstock, who serve as Truly Original's co-presidents and CEOs, the company is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. Truly Original's series include Ink Master and Ink Master: Angels for Paramount Network; The Real Housewives of Atlanta, The Real Housewives of Potomac, Don't Be Tardy, Shahs of Sunset, Summer House and Stripped for Bravo; Swamp People for History; Vanity Fair Confidential for ID; VH1 Beauty Bar for VH1; BET's ManCave for BET, Comic Book Men for AMC; Hack My Life for truTV; The Horn for Red Bull TV; and many others. The company is also producing the upcoming Deal or No Deal for CNBC, hosted by Howie Mandel. Truly Original is headquartered in New York City.
About Paramount Network:
Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of storytelling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today's brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive and deeply personal. For more information, visit www.ParamountNetwork.com