ABC will air five more episodes of Shark Tank

Shark Tank, the U.S version of Dragon’s Den, ended its first season a few weeks ago, but will air five more episodes–although those don’t constitute a renewal for the series.

Saturday, Robert Herjavec wrote on Twitter that there was “Great news ABC has ordered more episodes of Shark Tank.”

While the network hasn’t renewed the show, which grew in the ratings but did poorly relative to other shows in its timeslot, an ABC representative told the Wrap that “ABC still has three unaired episodes” and “just agreed to use previously shot footage to put together two more episodes.”

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The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

A review of the finale of summer's best reality series, which wasn't always perfect but was thoroughly entertaining right down to the finish, which included phenomenal challenges and special effects. Will ABC give it a second season?

Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.

Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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