TEN has renewed Shark Tank for a second season.
With the exception of a contestant call for MasterChef, it becomes the first series TEN has confirmed for 2016.
The series has also been one of TEN’s best ratings titles this year and attracted strong reviews.
The first season of the Shine-produced series has seen 30 deals offered to entrepreneurs, totalling close to $7 million, including the Hamdog, the pocket-size Scrubba Wash Bag, pegs with hooks business Hegs Pegs, sports-themed, push-down bottle openers Bottle Pops and Ruby & Ollie’s All Abilities Child Care (previously called Hummingbirds).
TEN Chief Programming Officer, Beverley McGarvey, said: “We are delighted with how the
first season of Shark Tank performed. It showcased myriad brilliant ideas and inventions, and was a true celebration of Australians’ talent and entrepreneurial spirit. From the crazy and hilarious to the inspiring and innovative, the ideas and products presented by Shark Tank each week were a great testament to the passion and determination of Australians.
“Shark Tank generated strong ratings for TEN and was a big hit on our digital platform tenplay and on social media. It routinely trended at #1 on Twitter, for example, and attracted new social media followers week in, week out.
“Our sharks – Janine Allis, Andrew Banks, Steve Baxter, John McGrath and Naomi Simson – have
become household names and Sarah Harris was a great host. We cannot wait to see what season two
of Shark Tank brings.”
TEN is yet to confirm if all 5 Sharks are back on board for 2016.