I had the rare opportunity to attend the shoot of the second season of ABC’s Shark Tank. I created “AfterShark” for the first season of the show, and for that, I interviewed the business owners after they had appeared on the show, so for the second season, I was invited to come to the set itself for the taping and do live interviews. Among the many people I was lucky enough to meet: all of the Sharks and the entrepreneurs who were slated to pitch their businesses to them on those days. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting some videos that came out of that fantastic experience.
I’ll start with the king. This is Mark Burnett. Burnett, if you don’t know, is the most powerful force in reality TV in the world. His shows include Survivor and The Apprentice, and of course, Shark Tank. We sat down in the Sharks’ chairs (he sat in Kevin O’Leary’s, I was in Daymond John’s) and talked about the show, the recession, and whether he would ever consider joining the Sharks himself one day.