Shark Tank renewed, keeps all sharks but adds Jeff Foxworthy

Shark Tank, one of my favorite shows from last fall has been renewed. Eight episodes have been ordered, and it will return in 2011, according to reports in trade publications. While all five sharks are returning–Barbara Corcoran, Kevin Harrington, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary–the show is adding a sixth shark for three episodes: Jeff Foxworthy, the “you might be a redneck if…” guy.

The ABC adaptation of the UK’s Dragon’s Den that lets people present their business ideas to a panel of rich people who can invest with their own cash. While Foxworthy does have a bunch of merchandise with his name on it, it’s unclear exactly how he fits in with the panel. It seems more likely that ABC just wants to add some name recognition and/or humor, and we’ll see how he fits in.

If you haven’t watched Shark Tank, you can watch episodes or clips on Hulu, and it’s really fun and worth watching.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.

Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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