A TV series that has been doing a lot to bring new viewers to its channel will return for a third season. GSN announced the third-season pickup for the body-painting competition “Skin Wars,” hosted by supermodel Rebecca Romijn.
The show has been GSN’s highest-rated series, the network announced. Romijn will be back on the job as host of the 10-episode third season.
RuPaul Charles will be back as a judge, along with body-painting experts Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina.
The announcement comes soon after the season two finale delivered more than 1.1 million viewers.
“‘Skin Wars’ has been seen by over 18 million total unique viewers since the show launched in 2014 and currently has more than doubled (+125%) the year-to-date time period average with total viewers,” GSN announced. “This season also saw the show deliver its most watched episode ever for the franchise in key demos W18-49, W25-54 and P25-54 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 8p-11p over year-ago and up 30% over last summer in total viewers.”
Amy Introcaso-Davis, executive vice president, programming, at GSN, commented: “’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. 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 (“Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” “Ask Oprah’s All Stars,” “Billboard Music Awards”), Jill Goularte, Colleen Sands and Rebecca Romijn. Craig Tracy and Robin Slonina serve as producers.