via press release:
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS 40 EPISODES OF RYAN SEACREST PRODUCTIONS GAME SHOW, GO VIRAL
New Series to Premiere in Summer 2014
Los Angeles, Calif. – Nov. 13, 2013 – Nickelodeon has picked up 40 episodes of game show Go Viral (working title) from Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP), it was announced today by Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon’s President of Content Development and Production. The half-hour, studio-based game show features kid contestants as they compete in elimination challenges revolving around viral videos. Each round will test kids on these laugh-out-loud videos – from predicting outcomes to guessing their popularity as voted by the studio audience. Production on the series is slated to commence early next year in Los Angeles and set to premiere in Summer 2014.
“We’re excited to be working with Ryan Seacrest Productions on this show that captures pop culture in an exciting new way for kids,” said Hicks. “Nickelodeon has an undeniable track record in producing hit game shows and we are adapting the format to reflect the way kids consume content today.”
“Everyone at RSP worked hard to develop a new game show that showcases the way kids consume entertainment today,” said Ryan Seacrest Productions CEO Adam Sher. “It’s our first series with Nickelodeon, and we’re excited to work with their team, and contribute to their legacy of making groundbreaking kids programming.”
Go Viral will be produced by RSP, with Ryan Seacrest and Adam Sher serving as Executive Producers for the series.
Nickelodeon has a long history of developing original, hit game shows for kids. The first game show that aired on the network was Double Dare in 1986, featuring Nick’s signatory slime. Over the next decade, Nickelodeon launched many other game shows including hits such as Family Double Dare, Wild and Crazy Kids, GUTS, BrainSurge, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Global GUTS and Figure it Out.
Nickelodeon, now in its 34th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in almost 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 18 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B).
About Ryan Seacrest Productions
Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP) is an Emmy-winning television production company that produces unscripted, scripted and digital programming. RSP produces the E! hit series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” and spin-off “Kourtney and Kim Take Miami,” and has produced “Married to Jonas” and “The Wanted Life” for the network. RSP currently produces “Shahs of Sunset” on Bravo, “Montecito” for A&E, “How I Rock It” for Esquire, and “Superstar Showdown” for Telemundo. RSP is also producing “Mixology,” a new scripted series for ABC, as well as “The Restart Project,” a digital series for AOL. The company produced the Emmy Award-winning reality series “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution.”