Nick Buys Ryan Seacrest Game Show

Nickelodeon has picked up 40 episodes of the game show “Go Viral” (working title) from Ryan Seacrest Productions.

The half-hour, studio-based game show will feature kid contestants as they compete in elimination challenges revolving around viral videos. Each round will test kids on various elements of the videos, from predicting outcomes to guessing their popularity as voted by the studio audience. 

"Everyone at RSP worked hard to develop a new game show that showcases the way kids consume entertainment today," says Adam Sher, chief executive officer, Ryan Seacrest Productions. "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."

Production on the series is slated to begin early next year with the show premiering 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," says Russell Hicks, president of content development and production, Nickelodeon. "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."