By James Hibberd
Updated March 16, 2011 at 07:26 PM EDT
Credit: Isabella Vosmikova/Syfy

Syfy’s special effects competition series Face Off is getting a second season.

The network announced the renewal Wednesday, looking for a little lift for its first season finale, which airs tonight. “With strikingly intense personalities and creatively stunning challenges, Face Off has ignited viewers’ imaginations, making it Syfy’s best unscripted franchise launch ever,” said Mark Stern, programming president at Syfy. “We look forward to another exciting season showcasing some of the best special effects make-up talent in the country.”

Face Off has enjoyed steady ratings across seven episodes, averaging 1.4 million viewers when you add in DVR.