“We look at Shark Tank every six months”
Exclusive: "We do think about it," says Beverley McGarvey, but "it's actually incredibly complex."
EXCLUSIVE: 10 has not ruled out a return to Shark Tank, but cites the complexity of its business side as a key consideration.
TV Tonight recently raised the question with Beverley McGarvey, Chief Content Officer & EVP, ViacomCBS Australia & NZ when the BBC upgraded equivalent show Dragon’s Den to its main channel after 17 seasons.
“We look at Shark Tank every six months. Absolutely. We do think about it,” she confirmed.
After all if there’s one show conducive to social distancing shoots it’s this one, while the pandemic has undoubtedly triggered a new wave of business ideas.
“That’s absolutely true,” she agreed, adding. “It’s a very particular show to produce. It requires a lot of diligence on the business side, because they’re real businesses. We’ve got a lot of obligations (around) how the businesses work. So it’s not a simple show.
“It looks quite simple in its format. But it’s actually incredibly complex. So we do look at it often. I would never say ‘never’ about that.”
She added, “I’d say everybody looks at it” which hints that the Endemol Shine rights could be on the open market.