USA Network renews ‘Barmageddon’ for Season 2
Blake Shelton may be finished with The Voice after 12 years and 23 seasons, but he is NOT done with NBC Universal! His bar room game show, Barmageddon, conceived with The Voice host Carson Daly, is returning to USA network for a second season.
According to a press release, Barmageddon was USA’s best series premiere in almost three years in total viewers and strongest in more than two years in the 18-49 demo. In 7-day delayed viewing, the Barmageddon premiere was the best in USA history for an unscripted series.
Nikki Bella may not be returning as host
Season one featured celebrity competitors Gwen Stefani, Sheryl Crow, Trace Adkins, Kane Brown, Lil Rel Howry, Malin Ackerman, and more going head-to-head in a series of classic bar games with a twist, including Air Cannon Cornhole, Keg Curling, Drunken Axe Hole, and Sharts (“Shelton Darts”).
WWE wrestler and AGT: Extreme judge Nikki Bella hosted season 1, but may not be returning. The press release announcing season 2 doesn’t mention her at all.
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Season two promises a fresh crop of iconic celebrity favorites letting loose and a new set of outrageous games, upping the antics and intensifying the competition. With no shortage of heckling from Blake and Carson in front of a rowdy crowd, everyone is once again invited to the party at the Blake-owned bar, Ole Red Nashville.
In each episode, two celebrities play a unique set of five games in the bar to win a much-needed prize for a viral Internet sensation each has chosen to support. Plucked from obscurity following their epic misadventures on the Internet, these now-infamous stars find themselves at Ole Red hoping to be redeemed.
The competition heats up when the losing rival of each round has a chance to even the score by spinning the Wheel of Redemption, a risky move with hilarious consequences. Ultimately, the winning team takes home a prize while the losing celebrity must accept the shame of defeat. But this is Barmageddon – even if they don’t win, at least they had fun trying.