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MTV's 'How Far is Tattoo Far?' Returns in May

MTV will bring back its freshman reality series How Far is Tattoo Far? for a second season in May, the network said Thursday.

The series, in which participants ask pairs of friends, family members and loved ones to design tattoos for one another that won’t be revealed until after they’ve been permanently inked, will debut its second season May 23, said the network. The series is hosted by Nico Tortorella and Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi.

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.