TEN has issued a casting call for entrepreneurs to pitch business ideas and products pitched to a panel of investors as part of a mystery new show, produced by Shine Australia.
The online casting call, under the banner ‘New Ventures’, asks candidates to describe their project, “For example: Phone App, Handy Man Franchise, Snowboard, Fashion Item etc.”
While Mumbrella has speculated the show sounds similar to Dragon’s Den, previously hosted by Andrew O’Keefe for Seven in 2005, TV Tonight understands the new show is Shark Tank, the Mark Burnett-produced series that has been a bit hit for ABC.
At the heart of the series are people with big ideas and big-talking investors ready to back -or compete for- new products with their own money.
A sixth season is due to premiere in the US in September and the show is nominated for an Emmy.
Sounds like a good move for TEN.
A TEN spokesperson would neither confirm not deny if it was casting Shark Tank when asked by TV Tonight.