CBS soaps up for 2nd 'InTurn'


CBS has greenlighted a second season of the original Web series "InTurn."

During "InTurn 2," nine young acting hopefuls will get another chance to land a 13-week role on CBS' "As the World Turns" after competing in a series of online challenges.

"We felt this was a terrific companion narrative to the show," said Barbara Bloom, senior vp daytime at CBS Entertainment. "It was fun added engagement, and it also boosted our ratings on-air."

Slated for launch in the summer, this season will again document the challenges of participants as they undergo screen tests, cold readings and other acting challenges while residing under the same roof. A new episode of "InTurn 2" will debut on twice a week for eight weeks.

After six of the contestants are voted off by the judges -- with actors from the on-air daytime drama serving as judges -- viewers will determine the winner through an online vote.

The first season of the Web-based reality show, which debuted in the summer, wound up becoming the most-streamed program of those specifically created for CBS' broadband channel Innertube. It also landed the winner, Alex Charak, a recurring role on "ATWT."

"InTurn 2" was created as a companion show to "ATWT" and is executive produced by Christopher Goutman, who also produces the daytime drama.