Shark Tank: ABC Show Not Cancelled, Coming Back for More Episodes

Shark Tank renewedThough ABC’s reality series Shark Tank hasn’t been doing big business in the ratings, the network is apparently happy enough with the ratings to want additional installments.

Each episode of Shark Tank spotlights entrepreneurs and inventors who are looking for capitol to help fuel their dreams. They pitch their ideas to successful business people Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin Harrington, and Daymond John, otherwise known as “the Sharks.” If they’re interested, the Sharks offer to invest their own money but typically want a bigger piece of the pie than the inventor has in mind.

The series is based on a UK program called Dragons’ Den and the first of 10 episodes premiered on ABC on August 9th. The ratings weren’t anything to crow about during the summer and were expected to drop even lower opposite new fall programming. Surprisingly, the numbers have actually started to rise in the past few weeks. Though they’re still quite low, would that be enough for the network to invest in more episodes?

A couple days ago, Harrington encouraged fans to ask ABC to keep the show going. After wondering what she’d do on Tuesday nights now that the show was off the air, Corcoran wrote that a second season was still under consideration by the network.

While ABC has yet to make an official announcement, two of the Sharks themselves spilled the info this weekend. Herjavec broke the news late yesterday and wrote, “Great news – ABC has ordered more episodes of Shark Tank !!!! No air date yet – but it’s coming.”

TV show supportJohn confirmed the news but cautioned that it was not a full season pickup. He wrote, “great news! but 5 [more episodes] is not a full season, we have to turn it up 4 them to make it a full season.” He later said that he didn’t know the airdate either and suggested they wouldn’t air at least until 2010.

UPDATE: ABC later clarified that two additional episodes would be created out of existing footage. They will be combined with three leftover installments and will be aired at a later date. There’s still no decision on a second season.

What do you think? Are you glad to hear that Shark Tank is coming back, at least for a little while?

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  1. Jeannine says

    Bring this show back…it is an inspiration to inventors and entrepreneurs! It’s good FAMILY TV!!!! Please please bring back. It’s one of the few shows I would get excited about watching!

  2. says

    I will be glad when they Bring this show back, It is tuly the best thing on TV. REAL people having inventions and need money to get them off the ground.. this is not some SCRIPTED show like all the other so called reality shows..

    BRING BACK SHARK TANK! ABC.. WE NEED IT!

  3. Nati Tessema says

    Shark Tank is my favorite show and I’m eagerly waiting for ABC to agree to a second season. Bring back Shark Tank!

  4. camesha says

    I love this show…i am dying for it to return…entertaining, purposeful and something i looked forward to evey week. BRING IT BACK!!!!

  5. Erick says

    What is the status of the show now? Is it totally dead in the water?

    This show, or one like it, should be on TV atleast once or twice a week. It shows people
    the thought process behind business/marketing, and how business works (sometimes) .
    There are ways to get your ideas seen and heard. Small businesses will help get this economy back on its feet. With help from Big business or big money, the recovery will be a little quicker.

  6. Bill G says

    this was my favorite show, and i was very upset when it was cancelled.there is too much trash on T V. I hope that it will come back and get a second chance.

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