ABC will be premiering an new reality TV series that will give up and coming entrepreneurs an opportunity to become the next big thing! The show will consist of several ambitious entrepreneurs who will have to convince the Sharks, five multi-millionaire tycoons, that their idea is worth investing in. If they succeed, they will gain the money needed to develop their idea. Keep reading for more details and a sneak peek…
Today, the father of reality TV, Mark Burnett, was honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.The Emmy Award winner, whohas produced more than 1,100 hours of television in over 70 countries, including shows such as: Survivor, The Apprentice, and Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?,was also named one of TIMEMagazine’sMost Influential People.Keep reading for more details…
ABC has ordered a pilot for The Apprentice creator Mark Burnett, The Shark Tank.
As if producer Mark Burnett didn’t have enough going on! Let’s see…there’s Celebrity Apprentice…Survivor…Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader…Amnesia…My Dad is Better than Your Dad…what more could he possibly dive into?
How about The Shark Tank?
Survivor producer, Mark Burnett, has announced that he will beteaming upwith Sony Pictures Television to bring an American version of a Japanese reality TV show to fruition. The new show will be called The Shark Tank, and will be based on the Japanese hit, The Dragon’s Den.
The Shark Tank — sort of American Inventor meets American Idol, with a dash of The Apprentice sprinkled in for goodmeasure — has entrepreneurs bringing their ideas and dreams before a panel of toughbusiness moguls (Otherwise known asThe Sharks)in hopes that the pros will agree to invest money in the proposed business venture.
“It’s about seeing people squirm, either in their unpreparedness or their lies,” Burnett said in a recent interview, adding that the show should look a bit like the early versions of American Idol. “People come in with an idea they think is brilliant, and it’s awful,” Burnett said. “But then you get the truly inspired ideas, and the Sharks have a chance to fight it out.”
The Burnett/Sony Pictures alliance has been a long time coming, with Sony hoping thatthe relationshipwill helpthem satisfy theirdesire to “ramp up” their reality TV presence.
No word yet on a time line for The Shark Tank. Stay tuned to Reality TV Magazine for updates as they come available.
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