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Paramount Network sets October airdate for “Ink Master: Grudge Match”

Viacom-owned pay-TV channel Paramount Network has ordered a new spin-off of cultural hit series Ink Master from Endemol Shine North America-owned prodco Truly Original. The previously announced Ink Master: Grudge Match will pit former contestants ...
August 22, 2019

Viacom-owned pay-TV channel Paramount Network has ordered a new spin-off of cultural hit series Ink Master from Endemol Shine North America-owned prodco Truly Original.

The previously announced Ink Master: Grudge Match will pit former contestants of the original tattoo competition reality show against their biggest rivals over 12 hour-long episodes.

In Ink Master, America’s top tattoo artists battle it out for a US$100,000 cash prize, an editorial feature in the preeminent tattoo magazine Inked and the title of “Ink Master.” Former champions Ryan Ashley of season eight, DJ Tambe (pictured) of seasons nine and 10, and Cleen Rock One of season 11 return as judges for the spin-off.

For Truly Original, Glenda Hersh, Steven Weinstock and Andrea Richter server as executive producers on the spin-off. Chaz Gray oversees production of both the original series and new series for Paramount.

Ink Master: Grudge Match premieres Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Paramount Network.

Watch a teaser below:

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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