Mr. Burns may have blocked the sun on The Simpsons, but Mark Cuban is taking it one step further on American Dad: He’s planning to blow the thing up. The Shark Tank star/Dallas Mavericks owner will lend his voice to the animated Fox comedy, playing an evil genius named Mark Cuban who’s hell-bent on being the No. 1 force in the universe. The only people that can stop him are Stan, Francine, and four sexy flight attendants with a Charlie’s Angels vibe that are played by Gillian Jacobs (Community), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty), Thandie Newton (Mission: Impossible II), and Megalyn Echikunwoke (CSI: Miami). READ FULL STORY
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The rich are getting richer: ABC has ordered a couple more episodes of Friday night reality success story Shark Tank.
In case you missed it, Shark Tank rose to series-high viewership and demo rating this weekend. ABC made the decision to order two more episodes before those numbers came in since the show was already doing really well, but the news is set to be announced later this morning. The move extends this season’s run from 22 hours (already the most episodes the series has ever produced in one season) to 24.
The order comes as Shark Tank, produced by Sony Pictures Television, is getting ready to move to a slightly better, yet tougher, time period. Starting Nov. 2, ABC’s returning comedy Last Man Standing and new show Malibu Country are going into the 8 p.m. hour on Friday nights, and Shark Tank will shift to 9 p.m. READ FULL STORY
On ABC’s Shark Tank, which returns for season 4 tonight at 8 p.m., five “sharks” compete to make deals with small-business-owning contestants. Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary, and Robert Herjavec are all ludicrously successful world-beaters who star in a popular television show and invest big sums in weird inventions without hesitation. So why do they often seem so peeved? Maybe it’s because these hyper-competitive investors don’t always get along. “Trust me, there are times when you just want to reach over and punch Kevin or Lori,” says Mark Cuban, who owns the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, among other businesses. READ FULL STORY
ABC is renewing its biggest reality shows. The network has picked up long-running competition series Dancing With the Stars and The Bachelor, plus slow-growth success story Shark Tank.
The fourth season renewal of Shark Tank is a particularly compelling story. For the first time, Shark Tank is getting a full season of 22 episodes. READ FULL STORY
InsideTV Podcast: Are you Team Betty or Team Megan on 'Mad Men'? Plus: The big 'Community' spat and 'Shark Tank' tips
Whoa! What the heck happened to the former Betty Draper (now Betty Francis)? And who knew Megan Draper could sing? Or clean while half-naked? These were a few of the big questions raised after the first few episodes of Mad Men’s 5th season. And now Dan Snierson and I discuss and debate the other pertinent question everyone must ask him- or herself: Team Betty or Team Megan? Megan is looking pretty good right now, and Betty…well, not so good. But which is the best woman for Don (and for viewers)? We tackle that topic and more on the latest edition of the InsideTV Podcast. Was January Jones’ fat suit a stroke of genius or just plain distracting? Is Roger on the outs at the firm? And when are we gonna get more Cosgrove? We’ll talk all that and more (including Dan’s somewhat futile attempts to get show creator Matt Weiner to spill the beans on plot details).
Then we turn our attention to the big public Community spat between star Chevy Chase and creator Dan Harmon. Do off-screen shenanigans impact the on-screen enjoyment of the show? What should they do with Pierce if Chevy leaves the program? And who’s the most important character the comedy cannot afford to lose? (The Community portion of the podcast starts at 12:20.)
You think we’re done. But we’re not! Next, Dan and I take a dip in the Shark Tank to talk about all the infuriating things people do while negotiating with the investors. We offer a Public Service Announcement to said knuckleheads and offer up some negotiating rules that should be followed to the letter. (Shark Tank chat begins at 19:15)
To join in on the fun, just click on the audio player icon below. Or, since we’re on iTunes, you can subscribe for free and take the podcast with you on the go. No iTunes? No problem. You can also download the entire podcast right here. And to send a question to the InsideTV Podcast team, follow us on Twitter @InsideTVPodcast. But first let us know what you think: Are you Team Betty or Team Megan? Would you watch Community without Chevy Chase? And what’s your biggest Shark Tank pet peeve? The message boards are open for business!
InsideTV Podcast: Mark Cuban on trying to make people cry on 'Shark Tank,' and his one fear about Jeremy Lin
ABC’s Shark Tank added even more bite with the full-time addition of investor Mark Cuban this season. The outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner is not afraid to pick business battles with entrepreneurs…or the other Sharks. They may not like it, but viewers like myself simply can’t get enough. Now, Cuban brings that same intensity to the InsideTV Podcast as the investor extraordinaire calls in to discuss the ins and outs of the Tank. How many of his deals actually go through when all is said and done? What’s the one deal he regrets not making? What’s one of the biggest mistakes entrepreneurs make when they try to strike a deal? And whom is he talking about when he says, “I love crushing those people.” It’s Mark Cuban unleashed, as the magnate-turned-owner-turned-TV-star reveals all.
Not only that, but Cuban also weighs in on his former Dallas Mavericks summer-league player Jeremy Lin. Is Lin over-hyped because he plays in New York? And what’s the one thing about the way Lin is playing that has his former boss a bit worried? Listen in and find out! READ FULL STORY
ABC’s is reinvesting in Shark Tank. The network has ordered two additional episodes of the Mark Burnett reality series for this season, raising its count to 15 hours.
Shark Tank has made for a strong addition to Friday nights with an underdog success story that’s not entirely unlike the entrepreneurial efforts touted on the show. After twice squeaking through a renewal, Shark Tank has grown into a formidable competitor in a tough time slot and recently won the night. The show was definitely helped this season by the full-time addition of Dallas Mavericks’ feisty owner Mark Cuban to the panel. The part-time “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner has had an enjoyable turn as well.
The new episodes will be culled from the unused footage shot for this season, but don’t worry — producers did this last year for some additional episodes that were ordered and you couldn’t tell any difference in the content.
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