LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Shark Tank” fans rejoice: ABC is renewing the business-reality cult-favorite for a second season, and adding comedian Jeff Foxworthy to the show’s judging panel of sharks for three episodes.
ABC is ordering eight hours total from executive producer Mark Burnett (“Survivor”) and Sony Pictures TV. Production will resume in the fall for a premiere sometime in 2011.
The five Sharks from the first season are all back: real-estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, infomercial pioneer Kevin Harrington, technology expert Robert Herjavec, fashion owner Daymond John and financial expert Kevin O’Leary.
Foxworthy is an unusual addition, not being a name that leaps to mind when you think about business savvy. But ABC points out he has his own line of beef jerky and BBQ sauces, in addition to expanding his comedy career to albums, books and forays into TV (including hosting Burnett’s game show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”).