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[06/05/17 - 10:04 AM]
Spike TV Inks 10 Episodes of New Series "Ink Master: Angels"
The series features four of "Ink Master" Season 8's top female competitors - Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose - as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America's most talented tattoo artists.

[04/20/17 - 09:36 AM]
Dave Navarro Performs Original Rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner as Part of Promo for the New Season of "Ink Master"
Spike TV's hit original reality-competition series "Ink Master" returns for a ninth season on Tuesday, June 6.

[03/30/17 - 09:34 AM]
Paramount Network Announces Big, Bold, and Ambitious Premium Programming Lineup for First Quarter of 2018
Among the other returning favorites that will premiere new seasons in the first quarter of 2018 include "Ink Master," "Bar Rescue," and Bellator MMA.

[03/23/17 - 10:35 AM]
Spike TV Renews "Ink Master" for Season Ten and Greenlights "Ink Master Angels" Special
Season 9 of "Ink Master" debuts this June along with new episodes of spin-off series "Ink Master: Redemption."

[12/13/16 - 09:03 AM]
Record Number of Women Tune in to Spike's Hit Series, "Ink Master"
As the "Ink Master" franchise continues to thrive, the network has greenlit a new season of its spin-off series "Ink Master: Redemption," with 10 additional episodes.

[07/26/16 - 07:18 AM]
Let the Battle Begin on Season Eight of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, August 23 at 10PM ET/PT
This season, judges - and now, mentors - Oliver Peck and Chris Nuñez will pick their own teams of tattoo artists as the contestants battle it out in permanent ink for a $100,000 grand prize.

[03/29/16 - 10:31 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Nine of "Ink Master"
Season 9 will consist of 15 one-hour episodes plus a live finale and will debut in 2017.

[01/19/16 - 09:21 AM]
Only One Artist Will Be Left Standing When the Ink Dries on the New Season of "Ink Master" Premiering Tuesday, March 1 at 10 PM ET/PT
In addition to new contestants, this season brings back eight of the series' favorite artists from previous seasons to battle it out in permanent ink.

[10/19/15 - 10:02 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Eight of "Ink Master" - New Season of 16 Episodes Slated for Summer 2016
Season seven of "Ink Master" debuts next spring and will feature returning show favorite contestants.

[10/14/15 - 10:00 AM]
Spike Greenlights a New Season of "Ink Master: Redemption"
The new season launches next spring coinciding with Season 7 of "Ink Master."

[10/14/15 - 08:10 AM]
Season 6 Winner of "Ink Master" Named in Live Season Finale
They took home a cash prize of $100,000, a feature article in the premiere tattoo publication "Inked" and the ultimate bragging rights title of "Ink Master."

[05/27/15 - 10:07 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Seven of "Ink Master" And Creates Spin-Off Series "Ink Master: Redemption"
The network will launch the newest installment of "Ink Master" - season six - on Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[05/12/15 - 09:18 AM]
Video: "Ink Master" Season 6 Meet the Contestants
As previously announced, the series returns for a sixth season starting Tuesday, June 23 at 10:00/9:00c.

[04/28/15 - 08:10 AM]
It's Best to 'Know Your Enemy' on the New Season of "Ink Master" Starting Tuesday, June 23 at 10 PM, ET/PT
This season it's not just about the rivalries the artists create during the competition, each contestant comes with their own personal tattoo rival - their master or apprentice.

[03/03/15 - 02:21 PM]
Spike: The Ones to Watch - Network Launches New Logo and Tagline
The tagline encompasses the network's strategic shift to a general entertainment network delivering compelling original entertainment with an edge and a distinctive point of view.

[12/17/14 - 11:22 AM]
Decorate the Tree and Ring in the New Year with Some of Your Favorite "Ink Master" Alumni on "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" Specials
Every drop of ink counts, there are no flash challenges on these episodes and after every round, one artist is eliminated from their chance at "Ink Master" redemption.

[12/17/14 - 08:25 AM]
Season 5 Winner of "Ink Master" Named in Live Season Finale
Plus: look for "Merry Ink" and "New Year's Ink" specials on Tuesday, December 23 and Tuesday, December 30, respectively.

[12/16/14 - 10:25 AM]
Spike TV Inks Season Six of "Ink Master"
The new season, featuring 13 one-hour episodes, goes into production early next year and will debut in the summer of 2015.

[09/30/14 - 07:05 AM]
Spike Launches Its First Ever TV Everywhere App on September 30
Along with a first look at the season premiere of "Bar Rescue" (which debuts on Spike TV on October 5), the app features the new episodes from "Ink Master's" highly-compelling new season.

[08/27/14 - 08:13 AM]
Relive the Craziest Moments in "Ink Master" History and Vote on the Most Insane Moment During "You Choose Live" Before Season Five Premiere
"You Choose Live" telecasts immediately before the season five premiere of "Ink Master," airing Tuesday, September 2.

[08/19/14 - 10:18 AM]
"Tattoo Nightmares Miami" Takes on the Tattoos That No Other Artists Would Dare
The Spike TV series - premiering Tuesday, September 2 at 11:00/10:00c - is a spinoff of the network's successful "Tattoo Nightmares" original series, which is based in an LA shop.

[07/29/14 - 09:06 AM]
Does Bad Blood Breed Better Art? Find Out On The New Season of "Ink Master" Starting Tuesday, September 2 at 10 PM, ET/PT
This season it is not just about the rivalries you create on the show, each contestant is coming into this competition with a personal tattoo rival.

[05/21/14 - 08:17 AM]
Season 4 Winner Named of "Ink Master" in Live Season Finale
In addition, Season 3 rivals Joshua Hibbard and Jason Clay Dunn returned to the "Ink Master" stage to announce that they will be competing on Season 5 of the series.

[03/31/14 - 01:00 PM]
Spike TV Inks Season Five of "Ink Master"
The new season will increase to 16 one-hour episodes and will debut Fall 2014.

[01/14/14 - 07:36 AM]
Get Ready for a Street Fight When "Ink Master" Returns for Season 4 Starting Tuesday, February 25 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Each week "Ink Master" puts artist through a series of tattoo challenges that are not only designed to test the artists' technical skills, but also their on-the-spot creativity.

[11/25/13 - 11:42 AM]
Spike TV Adds Tori Socha to Its Original Series Team
Socha joins Spike TV having most recently served as Director of Alternative Programming at Syfy where she developed and oversaw production on several new unscripted series.

[10/09/13 - 07:19 AM]
Winner of "Ink Master" Season 3 Named in Live Season Finale
They received a cash prize of $100,000, a feature article in the premiere tattoo publication "Inked" and the ultimate bragging rights title of "Ink Master."

[09/30/13 - 10:16 AM]
Spike TV Inks New Seasons of "Ink Master" and "Tattoo Nightmares"
Season four of "Ink Master" will debut in 2014 with 13 one-hour episodes and 26 new episodes of "Tattoo Nightmares" will debut in 2014 as well.

[09/10/13 - 06:54 PM]
Exclusive: Spike TV to Launch "Criss Angel BeLIEve" Out of "Ink Master" Finale on Tuesday, October 8
The series follows the magician as he attempts "bold and audacious demonstrations never attempted by any mystifier in history."

[06/05/13 - 10:17 AM]
Spike TV Bolsters Original Series Department with New Additions and Key Promotions
Chris Rantamaki is promoted to Senior Vice President, Original Series while Justin Lacob is promoted to Vice President, Original Series.

[06/05/13 - 07:38 AM]
The Stakes Are High and the Mistakes Are Permanent When "Ink Master" Returns Starting Tuesday, July 16 at 10 PM, ET/PT
For the first time this season, the show's Human Canvases will have a vote in the Elimination Tattoo, helping to determine which artist is ultimately sent home.

[04/16/13 - 09:32 AM]
Spike TV Announces Ambitious New Non-Scripted Development Slate
Highlights include projects from Graham Elliot and Adam Carolla.

[12/19/12 - 02:27 PM]
Spike's "Ink Master" Season 2 Finale Marks Up the Competition, Ranking as the #1 Original Series on All Of Cable
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, December 18.

[12/03/12 - 09:51 AM]
Spike TV Inks New Seasons of Two of the Network's Highest-Rated Original Series
Season three of "Ink Master" will debut in the summer of 2013 while 26 new episodes of "Tattoo Nightmares" will run in 2013.

[10/25/12 - 11:05 AM]
Spike TV Teams with Lloyd's of London to Offer a Ten Million Dollar Prize to Prove Bigfoot Exists
The network has already begun casting contestants for "10 Million Dollar Bigfoot Bounty," a 10-episode competition series.

[10/09/12 - 06:55 AM]
Spike TV Turns Disaster Pieces Into Masterpieces with "Tattoo Nightmares" Starting Tuesday, October 16 at 11 PM, ET/PT
The series will follow new episodes of "Ink Master" at 10:00/9:00c.

[08/14/12 - 10:36 AM]
The Stakes Are Even Higher and the Mistakes Are Permanent When "Ink Master" Returns Starting Tuesday, October 9 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Dave Navarro, Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck return for the new season, which will culminate with a live finale in December.

[04/10/12 - 11:14 PM]
Q1 in Review/Q2 in Preview: MTV, Nickelodeon, OWN, Oxygen, Showtime, Spike TV, Starz & Syfy
A look at what's ahead on the cable channels, plus a recap of their ratings to date this year.

[03/07/12 - 03:00 PM]
Spike TV's "Ink Master" Finale Marks Up the Competition on Cable in Its Timeslot
Spike TV spins the numbers for Tuesday, March 6.

[02/13/12 - 11:00 AM]
Spike TV Orders Season Two of "Ink Master"
Season two's episode order of 13 is an increase over season one, which consists of eight episodes.

[02/01/12 - 09:09 AM]
Spike TV Announces Season Two of "Flip Men"
12 new episodes are on tap for the show's second season.

[12/08/11 - 07:15 AM]
Spike Makes Its Mark With Premiere of New Original Series "Ink Master" on Tuesday, January 17 at 10 PM, ET/PT
Dave Navarro hosts the eight-episode series with Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck serving as judges.

[08/18/11 - 09:25 AM]
Dave Navarro to Host New Spike Original Series "InkMaster"
Plus: Chris Nunez and Oliver Peck to serve as judges on the first-ever tattoo competition series, premiering in January.

[03/16/11 - 08:18 AM]
Spike TV Picks Up New Original Series "InkMasters" and "Car Boss"
"InkMasters" is the first-ever tattoo competition series while "Car Boss" showcases renowned auto dealership "doctor" Tom Stuker.







INK MASTER (SPIKE TV)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
1/17/12 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
tuesdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
9 (16 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's 10th of 16 episodes) on 3/23/17
DESCRIPTION:
(from Spike TV's press release, March 2017) Spike's hit original tattoo-competition series, "Ink Master," continues to grow, renewing for a tenth season and greenlighting a new special, "Ink Master Angels." The announcement was made today by Chachi Senior, Senior Vice President, Original Programming, Spike. "Ink Master" and "Ink Master Angels" are produced by Truly Original. Season 10, which has been picked up for 16 one-hour episodes, will go into production later this year and air on the rebranded Paramount Network in 2018. With the rise in popularity of female competitors on "Ink Master," Spike also has greenlit "Ink Master Angels." The one-hour special will feature four of Season 8's top female competitors - Ryan Ashley, Kelly Doty, Nikki Simpson and Gia Rose - as they travel the country and go head to head with some of America's most talented tattoo artists in a variety of challenges, to see who has what it takes to beat them. The special will debut later this year. "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 Senior. "The franchise has shown such amazing growth with our female audience that it is a natural progression to launch a female-fronted standalone competition, as well." Season 9 of "Ink Master" debuts this June along with new episodes of spinoff series "Ink Master: Redemption." Each week, "Ink Master" puts artists through a series of tattoo challenges that not only test the artists' technical skills, but also 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 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).
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Nunez as Judge
· Dave Navarro as Host/Judge
· Oliver Peck as Judge
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrea Richter as EP
· Charlie Corwin as EP
· Daniel Laikind as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Original Media