Season Ten for Ink Master


NEW YORK: Spike TV has renewed the tattoo competition series Ink Master for a tenth season and greenlit the special Ink Master Angels.

The 16-episode tenth season will go into production later this year and will air in 2018 following Spike’s rebrand as Paramount Network. In addition, given the rise in popularity of female competitors on Ink Master, Spike gave the go-ahead to the hour-long special Ink Master Angels, which will feature four of season eight’s top female participants, Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose. They will travel the country and go head-to-head with some of America’s most talented tattoo artists in a range of challenges. The special will debut later this year.

Season nine of Ink Master debuts this June along with new episodes of the spin-off series Ink Master: RedemptionInk Master and Ink Master Angels are produced for Spike by Truly Original (Swamp People, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Vanity Fair Confidential). Truly Original is a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.

“I’m so pleased to see Ink Master reach a milestone tenth season as it continues to be a great ratings driver for the network,” said Chachi Senior, the senior VP of original programming at Spike. “The franchise has shown such amazing growth with our female audience that it is a natural progression to launch a female-fronted stand-alone competition as well.”