Nickelodeon green-lights game show from Ryan Seacrest

Michelle Clancy | 14-11-2013

Nickelodeon has picked up 40 episodes of the game show Go Viral (working title) from Ryan Seacrest Productions (RSP). The half-hour 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 it will 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 Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's president of content development and production. "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."

Go Viral will be produced by RSP, with Ryan Seacrest and Adam Sher serving as executive producers for the series.

"Everyone at RSP worked hard to develop a new game show that showcases the way kids consume entertainment today," said RSP 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."