Ryan Seacrest Productions, the company behind such pop culture staples as Keeping Up with the Kardashians, has received the greenlight from Nickelodeon for 40 episodes of children’s game show Go Viral (working title).
Conceived to reflect kids’ entertainment consumption patterns, the half-hour, studio game show features kid contestants as they compete in elimination challenges revolving around viral videos. Each round will test kids on videos – from predicting outcomes to guessing their popularity as voted by the studio audience. Production on the series is slated to start early next year in L.A. and the series is set to premiere in summer 2014.
Go Viral will be produced by RSP, with Ryan Seacrest and Adam Sher serving as executive producers for the series.
Nickelodeon has had a solid track record in the original game show department. 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 other game shows including Family Double Dare, Wild and Crazy Kids, GUTS, BrainSurge, Legends of the Hidden Temple, Global GUTS and Figure it Out.