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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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ELRIDGE AND YOLANDA August 10, 2010 at 7:15 pm

WE LOVE THE SHOW…..WENEED MORE

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Jeannine August 10, 2010 at 6:45 am

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!

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jc August 6, 2010 at 2:41 pm

One of our favorite shows in our house. One of the few that we both will watch together! Bring it back!!

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Mark July 26, 2010 at 9:45 am

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!

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Aaron Johnson July 25, 2010 at 7:11 pm

I love this show. They need to bring back. Can’t wait.

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Anonymous July 26, 2010 at 6:01 am

This show is good bring it back how could it have low rating

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Kaitlin July 22, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Shark Tank rocks! Bring it back!

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Nati Tessema July 15, 2010 at 4:13 am

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

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camesha July 15, 2010 at 2:24 am

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

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Erick July 13, 2010 at 12:18 pm

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.

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Bill G July 12, 2010 at 6:15 pm

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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dianne July 11, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Shark Tank is my favorite show. I hope to see many more seasons. Dianne, July 18, 2010

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Ed July 8, 2010 at 8:34 am

Love IT! BRING BACK SHARK TANK

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Steve July 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm

I liked the show. Bring it back.

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Myrtle June 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Bring the show back.

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Terry& Angel June 27, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Bring the D-M show back I love the Shark it”s medicate to my bone.

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