Early this morning in Los Angeles, hit ABC reality series Shark Tank began filming its fourth season. All of the Sharks from Season 3 return, and last season’s guest Shark, Lori Greiner, will appear as a regular. I can’t wait to find out if Barbara Corcoran and Lori will appear together on any of the episodes, which would be great for the show (and for fans). Based on early photos from the set, it appears that only 5 chairs for the Sharks were present for the first day of filming.
The upcoming fourth season will be comprised of 22 episodes and begins airing this Fall, likely starting in September.
We are currently awaiting an update on casting. Obviously the start of filming signifies that some of the businesses that applied have been notified by the show’s casting and production teams. My personal opinion is that if you’ve heard nothing and applied more than a month ago, it’s likely that the show passed. However, there are rumors that there will be several separate filming times this summer, so if that’s the case and you are in the middle of the casting process and/or have been assigned a producer, there still is hope.
I probably sound like a broken record to many of you who applied, but please be patient and don’t slow down anything you’re doing for your business while you wait for a response from the show. If the show passes, in almost all cases you won’t hear anything. I know that might be frustrating, but then again it’s good to understand that there are 10-20K businesses applying, and each one is given consideration.
That’s all for now. Have a nice weekend!