NBC is developing a show “very similar” to ABC’s “Shark Tank,” reports The New York Post’s Page Six, which cites unnamed sources.
The new show has already signed a deal with former Yankee Alex Rodriguez, the story reports. Previously, Rodriguez has been a guest shark on “Shark Tank.”
Reports Sara Nathan for The Post: “An ABC source told us: ‘Alex last appeared on “Shark Tank” last fall and before then, he’d been on a bunch. Everyone really liked him. But he won’t be on the show anymore as he’s been shopping around a show that is very, very, very similar to “Shark Tank” and Sony TV, which makes the show, got wind of this — because Alex’s people had been speaking to everyone in Hollywood.’”
The Post quotes an NBC source saying: “We are thrilled to be developing a show with Alex. … The show is a high-concept business show.” The report adds that an insider insisted the new project’s format “is nothing like ‘Shark Tank.'”
Reruns of “Shark Tank” currently air on CNBC.
Back in 2016 it was reported in Variety that NBC was then working on a business competition reality show called “Funded.”