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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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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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