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ABC orders up more ‘Shark Tank’

American broadcaster ABC has ordered eight more episodes of Shark Tank, produced by Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin.
August 11, 2010

American broadcaster ABC has ordered eight more episodes of Shark Tank, produced by Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin. The American version of the Japanese Dragon’s Den format, created by Nippon Television Network Corporation, gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas in front of five multi-millionaire tycoons. The five ‘Sharks’ are real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, infomercial pioneer Kevin Harrington, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion icon Daymond John, financial expert Kevin O’Leary. New for this season, comedian Jeff Foxworthy will join the panel for three episodes. Shark Tank returns to production this fall and will air in 2011.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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