GSN said it has picked up a 10-episode third season of Skin Wars, the bodypainting competition series.
The network said the show, hosted by Rebecca Romijn (who will return), remains GSN's top-rated series, attracting more than 12 million viewers to the current season. The recent season finale had more than 1.1 million viewers, per GSN, citing Nielsen. GSN also said the show has more than doubled (+125%) the year-to-date time period average with total viewers and delivered its most-watched episode ever for the franchise in key demos women 18-49, women 25-54 and persons 25-54 on a Live+3 basis. The success of the series has been key in putting GSN on pace for both its best year and summer ever, as it is currently up 24% in prime time (8-11 p.m.) over a year ago and up 30% over last summer in total viewers, the network said.
Along with Romijn, returning judges for season three include RuPaul Charles and body painting experts Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina. In season three, 12 artists will compete for $100,000 and additional prizes to be announced.
“Skin Wars has been an integral part of introducing GSN to millions of new, younger viewers and has truly become a game changer for us,” Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vice president of programming at GSN, said in a release. “The success of the show has also provided us a great platform to showcase new series, as evidenced by the strong debut of Steampunk'd last week, which was one of our top-rated new series launches.”
Skin Wars is executive produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions, Jill Goularte, Colleen Sands and Rebecca Romijn. Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina serve as producers.