8:07am PT by Kate Stanhope
NBC Renews 'I Can Do That!' for Second Season
NBC is ready to do that again.
The network has renewed the freshmen variety show I Can Do That! for a second season, it announced Thursday.
The series, which features six entertainers training and competing to show off old and new talents, will return for eight episodes. The celebrity roster for season one included Cheryl Burke, Joe Jonas, Ciara, Jeff Dye, Alan Ritchson and Nicole Scherzinger, who won the first season of the competition. Marlon Wayans hosted.
I Can Do That!, which premiered in May, has been a steady performer for NBC, averaging a 1.7 live-plus-3 rating among adults 18-49.
“This series thrust our celebrities out of their comfort zones and into exciting, unpredictable situations, and they rose to the occasion each week,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC's president of late-night and alternative programming. “We are thrilled to bring new challenges and up the ante for season two.”
Based on an Israeli format, various versions of I Can Do That! are currently in production in 15 different countries. The stateside iteration is executive produced by The Voice's Audrey Morrissey, Matilda Zoltowski (Dancing With the Stars), Rick Alvarez, Avi Armoza, Nehama Cohen, Elwin De Groot, Steve Harris and Wayans. I Can Do That! hails from Universal Television.
The renewal comes as NBC hopes to build up its slate of variety programming. Neil Patrick Harris' variety show debuts in September, and the network also tested the format with Maya Rudolph's May 2014 special.