Updated: 'Shark Tank' Renewed by ABC for a 4th Season; 'Dancing with the Stars' + 'The Bachelor' Renewed Too

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May 10th, 2012

No surprise, but ABC has renewed Shark Tank for a 22 episode fourth season and renewed Dancing with the Stars as well.

Update: The Bachelor has been renewed for next season, too.

  • Doc

    Damn, that sucks… I’m indifferent to Shark Tank, but DWTS and Bachelor? Gross.

  • James D.

    Great to hear about “Shark Tank” — the show is holding its own in a difficult timeslot and, to me, it’s better to use that slot on unscripted rather than scripted.

  • JR35

    Shark Tank is one show I enjoy- so glad it’s renewed for a full season.

    Of course DWTS would be renewed- but, ABC might be better off with one cycle per year (probably won’t happen, though).

    No interest in The Bachelor.

  • Fred

    Smart move by ABC. Shark Tank is highly profitable. ABC will probably keep Shark Tank where it is and not air costly sitcoms on Friday.

  • TomSFBay

    Technically, Shark Tank is a “reality show”, but it is one that actually serves a purpose and isn’t about a bunch of morons getting drunk and screaming at eachother.

  • Tessa

    DWTS and Bachelorate are like cockroaches. They will never go away.

  • Tessa

    I meant Bachelor/Bachelorette.

  • SJ

    Oh wow, 22 ST episodes likely means no scripted content on Fridays… Or, at the very least, just one hour of scripted depending on whether they launch WWYD in the fall or spring. It looks like ABC has really had a crappy development season. Hopefully that means that BoP and GCB can be saved.

  • David Howell

    22 episodes of Shark Tank + huge set of ABC comedy pilots + none of the male-skewing ones looking particularly hot = LMS canceled? I’d give it less than a 50% shot now – I wasn’t expecting Shark Tank in the fall, although it’s absolutely the right thing to do for ABC.

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