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Shark Tank Casting Update: Additional Open Casting Call This Summer


Due to the recent full 22-episode Season 4 renewal, ABC’s Shark Tank will host a total of three open casting calls this summer, which is one more than previously announced. The first open call took place in Chicago last Friday (May 11), and the next scheduled call is Thursday May 24 in Los Angeles.

Link: Season 4 Shark Tank Casting Information

The location or timing of the new Shark Tank casting call has not yet been made clear, but as soon as we receive more information we’ll post it to InTheSharkTank.com as well as on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. It’s a good idea for any entrepreneur or fan of the show to follow us in order to stay up-to-date on the latest Shark Tank casting news and happenings for Season 4.

The full season renewal, announced alongside pickups for hit shows “The Bachelor” and “Dancing With the Stars” solidifies Shark Tank’s standing with the network, while the show itself continues to draw new fans and viewers. Previous seasons of the show have each contained between 8-15 episodes. The show’s momentum in its third season has been palpable online and on social media networks like Twitter, where the Sharks and fans of the show live tweet the episodes on Friday evenings. Case in point: in the past two weeks, Shark Tank has won its time slot in the all-important 18-49 demographic, handily rising above season finales on the other networks.

The season finale of Shark Tank is this Friday, May 18 at 8/7 CT. Join us as we live tweet what promises to be an exciting episode!


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Andrew, a Chicago-based web professional and entrepreneur, has owned and operated InTheSharkTank since 2011. Some of his favorite past Shark Tank business pitches include UniKey, Lollacup, Daisy Cakes, and Pork Barrel BBQ. When he's not busy running the website or live-tweeting, Andrew actively pursues disappointment by following the Chicago Cubs, Bears, and Bulls. Google+


  1. I’m just wondering if you have any news/information on how Chicago went. 🙂 Also, do you have any idea where the third audition will be held? Will it be in Los Angeles again, or will it be in a different city? Thanks!

  2. Hi Liz,

    I’ve heard the Chicago audition went well for the casting team and for many of the entrepreneurs, too!

    The 3rd casting call will be in a new city besides Chicago or LA. I’m eager to hear where it is too!


  3. I literally check this site every day to see if there is an update on the third casting call location. Hoping for something close to me in Charlotte! I’m ready to swim with the sharks!

  4. Hi Andrew,

    I will be at the casting call this Thursday. Just curious if we need to bring any product or materials? I’m really not sure what to expect and if we start off by pitching the amount we are asking like on the show or do we skip that part and go right into our product pitch? Sorry if stupid questions, I just want to make sure I know what to expect. Thank you so much!

  5. Hi Cindy,

    What I’ve heard is that you’re asked to pitch (this may be for later stages of casting, actually) a minimum amount that you’ll be asking the Sharks for. So for instance if you ask for $100K during the casting process, the producers don’t want you to walk on the set and ask for only $50K during filming.

    Be prepared to pitch your product/business/company to a casting person or two at the open casting call. I usually suggest having a brief, energy-filled and fun synopsis of what you/your company does and why you’re looking for an investment from the Sharks. That’s probably a good place to start. The casting people are fun and it’s important to impress but more important to be yourself. Remember that the show is about entertaining an audience as much as anything else.

    If it’s feasible to bring your products/materials, highly recommend it.

    Any other thoughts or ideas from those that have been to open casting calls (or not) are welcome!


  6. Thank you so much Andrew! I’ve been doing my homework and practicing my stand up, so I should be ready. 😉 I’ve read all your posts and find them to be super beneficial and helpful, so thank you very much. Have a great week and wish me luck! Oh one more thing…what’s the best time to show up?

  7. Hi Andrew! Great blog! I’m stoked to hear there is going to be another casting call this summer. Where did you hear that from? I can’t find any other sources that mention it. Debating whether or not I should buy a last minute ticket to LA this week… Thanks! I’ll stay posted to your blog too.

  8. Hi Mandy,

    Thanks! I’m stoked, too. I can’t reveal my sources but believe me — it’s trustworthy information. I can confirm that the 3rd casting call will not be in Boston. Other than that we’re awaiting more details. Best of luck with your upcoming pitch, in LA or elsewhere!


  9. You’re very welcome, Cindy, glad all the articles are helpful, that’s certainly the goal.

    The advice we gave in regards to the Chicago casting call was to consider what “early” means and then get there earlier than that. However the best answer I have is “I don’t know.” If it were me, I’d get there early in the morning so that I would hopefully be through the process by the early afternoon instead of standing in line during the hottest part of the day.

    It’s up to you — good luck with everything!


  10. Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for all the updates and insider information!
    I went to the Orlando casting call and was asked to make a video. I submitted my video 2 1/5 weeks after the call.

    Do we know when casting ends and if I still have a chance since Orlando was the last stop??


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