Excellent end-of-week news and for great network reality TV: ABC has renewed Shark Tank for a third season.
The Mark Burnett-produced series concludes its second season tonight at 8 p.m. ET. If you haven’t ever watched, it’s worth giving a shot. While the investment negotiations are interesting, there’s just also great television like the hilarious puking fake baby.
The most recent five episodes are on Hulu, but the two with Mark Cuban are by far the best (here’s why), although there have been great moments all season (puking fake baby, I’m looking at your mouth hole). I hope Mark Cuban will be back next season as a permanent fifth panelist, though the other guest, Jeff Foxworthy, was fun, too.
There may be another familiar guest: Mark Burnett told Entertainment Weekly that he wanted a chance to invest in some of the companies being pitched: “If we get a season three, I’ll personally go on it — as long as its legal. I would not be able to know who the people were pitching. When I’m producing Shark Tank I’m kicking myself, why didn’t I have a shot at these ideas.” I think this is probably a terrible idea, only because Burnett is behind the scenes for a reason.
Anyway, watch last week’s episode, which has a pretty dramatic negotiation thanks to Mark Cuban: