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Posted Tuesday 11/06/18 at 8:55PM EST
ABC demotes The Alec Baldwin Show to Saturdays
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Baldwin's talk show will move to a new Saturday timeslot on Dec. 8. While not an official cancelation, EW reports that ABC will be burning off already-taped episodes in its new graveyard slot. The news comes four days after Baldwin's NYC arrest for allegedly punching a man over a parking space. The Alec Baldwin Show premiered to a disappointing 2.1 million viewers on Oct. 14. EW notes that "ABC put out the news on Election Night when most news media and readers are paying attention elsewhere." Shark Tank reruns will replace Baldwin's Sunday timeslot.
Posted Wednesday 10/31/18 at 12:09AM EDT
Ring inventor found it "overwhelmingly insane" to return to Shark Tank after his rejection
Source: Business Insider
Jamie Siminoff ended up rejecting Shark Tank's lone investor, who wanted royalties in exchange for a $700 million investment, when he appeared on the ABC reality show in 2013. "It's just so overwhelmingly insane that that is what I've been able to get to that it really is hard to think that it's real," says Siminoff, whose company was acquired by Amazon for $1 billion earlier this year.
Posted Monday 10/22/18 at 4:27PM EDT
Shark Tank left viewers in tears with kids who pitched their dad's invention after he died of 9/11-related complications
Source: USA Today
Kevin Young, a former New York City firefighter who died earlier this year of cancer related to his work in helping clean up Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks, had his dream fulfilled on last night's episode. “It was his dream to pitch it on Shark Tank," said his daughter Kaley, joined by her brother Christian and sister Keira. She pitched the judges on his Cup Board Pro, a chopping board with a detachable bowl for easy cleanup. “Unfortunately, he passed away before he had that chance, but we’re here today to continue his legacy and make that dream a reality," she said.
Posted Monday 10/15/18 at 4:02PM EDT
Amazon opens an "As Seen on Shark Tank" store
The Shark Tank online store features more than 70 products from the ABC reality competition.
Posted Monday 10/08/18 at 12:57PM EDT
God Friended Me has the second-steepest Week 2 decline for a freshman drama
The CBS drama fell 17% among total viewers, attracting 8.4 million last night. Magnum P.I. has had the steepest drop from Week 1 to Week 2, falling 23%.
Posted Wednesday 8/01/18 at 4:00PM EDT
Charles Barkley to guest-judge Shark Tank
Season 10 of the ABC reality show will also see the return of fan favorites Sarah Blakely, Bethenny Frankel and Alex Rodriguez.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Shark Tank to finally meet Shark Week
Source: Entertainment Weekly
After nearly a decade on air, the ABC reality show's stars are finally going swimming with sharks. Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O’Leary have signed on for "Shark Tank Meets Shark Week," in which each of them will pair up with an oceanic organization to be educated on the issues facing "misunderstood predators of the sea." The ABC Sharks will then return to the Shark Tank set, where they'll pitch Robert Herjavec on which organization deserves a $50,00 donation.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Check out Shark Tank without dialogue
Source: Boing Boing
The entrepreneur reality show is even more awkward with all the dialogue removed.
Posted Wednesday 2/28/18 at 2:03PM EST
Shark Tank judges rejected Ring, which Amazon just acquired for $1 billion
Source: The Daily Dot
Entrepreneur Jamie Siminoff pitched his idea for a smart doorbell on the ABC reality show in 2013. Five years later, Siminoff's invention has become Amazon's second-biggest acquisition. Last year, Shark Tank judges named Ring as one of their biggest regrets.
Posted Wednesday 2/21/18 at 2:03PM EST
Mark Cuban says "I'm embarrassed" after sexual misconduct was exposed in his Dallas Mavericks organization
Source: Sports Illustrated
The Shark Tank star has had to do damage control after Sports Illustrated revealed a toxic culture in his NBA team's workplace. And while Cuban has said he's a hands-on owner, he said he was unaware of the problems among his staff. “I want to deal with this issue,” Cuban told Sports Illustrated. “I mean, this is, obviously there’s a problem in the Mavericks organization and we’ve got to fix it. That’s it. And we’re going to take every step. It’s not something we tolerate. I don’t want it. It’s not something that’s acceptable. I’m embarrassed, to be honest with you, that it happened under my ownership, and it needs to be fixed. Period. End of story.” ALSO: Cuban can't plead ignorance and expect us to take him seriously.
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 7:20PM EST
Former Shark Tank contestant charged with being part of a cocaine ring
John DePaola was among nine defendants recently arrested in New Jersey and charged with a conspiracy to possess cocaine. The 53-year-old DePaola appeared on the ABC reality show pitching his idea for a paint brush cover. The Ashbury Park Press reports: "Authorities charged John A. DePaola, 53, of Jackson with one count of conspiracy to possess cocaine, a third-degree crime, after executing five search warrants simultaneously on Dec. 14. An attorney for DePaola denied the allegations."
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 9:32PM EST
Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec sues ex-girlfriend, claiming she’s extorting him over false claims of sexual assault
Herjavec says his girlfriend from 2014 to 2015, Danielle Vasinova, is trying to exploit the Harvey Weinstein scandal by trying to extort him for millions of dollars. He is seeking only $1 in damages in order to stop the extortion, says his spokesperson. UPDATE: Vasinova fires back by filing a lawsuit alleging he repeatedly raped her.
Posted Thursday 10/26/17 at 5:14PM EDT
ABC effectively cancels Ten Days in the Valley by moving it to Saturdays
Shark Tank will replace the struggling Kyra Sedgwick drama in its Sunday timeslot.
Posted Monday 10/23/17 at 7:10AM EDT
LinkedIn is interested in creating TV shows
Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner points to Shark Tank as an example of a way it could bring its job website brand to television. Weiner also said LinkedIn would consider bidding on NFL video rights. ALSO: How Buzzfeed is working on creating full-length TV shows.
Posted Monday 10/16/17 at 3:52PM EDT
Former Shark Tank contestant’s body found in river
Source: KFSN-TV Fresno
Police are investigating the death of Philip Reitnour, 58, a contestant on the ABC reality show who, court records reveal, was $3 million in debt and being sued.