Should 10 revive Shark Tank?

Some shows are just made for self-distancing.

Should 10 revive Shark Tank?

While networks are scrambling to green-light shows that can proceed in an age of social-distancing, it’s one that wouldn’t require much modifying to remain within regulations.

The Endemol Shine show last aired in mid-2018 with a season average of 610,000 viewers. 10 has never ruled out a future return.

Now when small business is on its knees, it could provide some exposure and there would be added drama in getting Sharks to part with their money now.

Who knows, maybe somebody has some Post-COVID inventions to benefit us all?

Shark Janine Allis told TV Tonight, “The best ideas in history has been though adversity.

“Would love to see some of the ideas that will come out of COVID-19. Maybe one day on Shark Tank.

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    1. They could film it right now as a documentary on how businesses are handling COVID-19.

      Film at 30 companies to give content for three years of the show. Not impossible with two crews doing 15 businesses between now and end of the year.

      It has been long enough off air many people would not assume it was UB

  1. David, please correct me if I’m barking up the wrong tree here but my feeling was that Shark Tank never had an official decision to be axed at all. It seemed like Janine was offered a unique opportunity in Survivor so she took that which threw off not just the whole filming schedule for Shark Tank but also her availability due to Survivor taking up a good 2-3 months of her professional life so she couldn’t really commit to more television that year.
    That said, she could have been recast.

    1. I’d say they are unrelated.
      Nov 1 2018. Shark Tank is not mentioned in 2019 Upfronts
      July 22 2019. Aust Survivor: Champ v Contenders cast announced (post filming)
      But we also know Pia Miranda was not cast until after a TVT article Dec 27 2018.

      1. Gotcha. And I do remember Pia’s TVT ‘What I’m Watching’ article. You must’ve been really chuffed with that result. I hope she took you out for a drink after her win. 🙂

  2. If the investors claimed to be in saying yes to investing on the show, then dropping out of the deals after the show, it seems to defeat the purpose of the show. This seems to have been a critical issue with the UK version Dragons’ Den too. The UK version Dragons’ Den seems to still be active.

  3. As a Dragon’s Den/Shark Tank obsessive, I still find myself watching the still (somewhat) daily uploads from Shark Tank Australia a must watch. Definitely missing the show, and being that it’s an already proven entity, seems like it’s worth giving it another season!

  4. Bizarre that 10 hadn’t renewed this. With 10’s schedule being as barren as it is, they need all the content they can get their hands on, unless they’re content with filling their schedule with Dave Hughes repeats and underperforming Jamie Oliver specials.

  5. Shark Tank was a great show, made even more watchable by its personable cast and creative producers, even Sarah Harris was a good element. A shame too as I recall MasterChef being a lead-in at one stage, I think 2015 or 2016 when MC ratings were high again and Shark Tank would do 700-800k metro wouldn’t it!

    1. I think Masterchef is on a bit of an upswing from past years with this All-Star edition (perhaps it’s the ‘All-Star’ gimmick, maybe it’s because people are stuck at home)

  6. It feels like a show that would benefit, ratings wise, from a year off last year. Surely the ratio of production costs to ratings would make it worthwhile bringing back. And there is a whole in 10s schedule at 8.30 on Tuesdays…

    1. Fairfax journalist Cara Waters determined that the vast majority never proceeded after the cameras stopped rolling.“Of the 50 businesses which appeared on Shark Tank last year, 27 received investment from the sharks on television, however only four of these investments actually went ahead,” she wrote.

  7. 10 really need to bring the show back! I’ve been missing it since it wrapped up in 2018. They just need to not mess around with the time slot and play out two episodes a week to burn it off for other reality or drama shows like they did in 2017.

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