Shark Tank
Season Premiere Friday, September 26, 8:00-10:00 p.m.;
Regular Time Premiere Friday, October 3, 9:00-10:00 p.m.

MARK BURNETT, executive producer
Six time Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett has produced more than 2,900 hours of television programming, which regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. Currently, Burnett's network series include "Survivor" (CBS), "The Voice" (NBC), "The Celebrity Apprentice" (NBC), and "Shark Tank" (ABC). Burnett is one of very few producers to have had a renewed series on each of the four major networks and to have multiple series win their time slot on five nights of television in the same week. Additionally, Burnett, alongside his wife Roma Downey, executive produced the 10-hour miniseries "The Bible" that premiered on History Channel in March 2013.

Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, have also created LightWorkers Media, which produced "The Bible" miniseries, the feature film "Son of God" with Twentieth Century Fox and are currently in production on two television miniseries: "A.D.: Beyond the Bible" with NBC and "The Dovekeepers" with CBS. They also are in pre-production on the feature film "Ben Hur" with Paramount and MGM, set to be released in 2016.

Mark's television profile includes a strong presence in award show franchises, having produced the "MTV Movie Awards" from 2007 to 2011, the annual "People's Choice Awards" since 2010, the "Video Game Awards" (Spike) and the 2011 "Primetime Emmy Awards."

TIME Magazine named Mr. Burnett one of the world's most influential people and he is also listed as TV Guide's most valuable player. He has won BRANDWEEK'S Marketer of the Year Award, The Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award, the PGA Norman Lear Award and the prestigious ROSE D'OR FRAPA Format Award. Burnett was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2010 and was honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. He served two elected terms on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Los Angeles.

CLAY NEWBILL, executive producer
Clay Newbill is a pioneer and innovator of alternative/reality television, now with over 20 years' experience. He was a vital member of initial "Real World" producing team, joining the creators of the famed franchise in 1992. After producing the second and third seasons of the groundbreaking series, "The Real World: Los Angeles" and "The Real World: San Francisco," Newbill co-created, produced, and directed "Road Rules," the "Real World" sister series, staying on as show-runner for the MTV staple series for its first eight seasons.

In 1999, Newbill was tapped to spearhead a new show. Under his leadership, "Making the Band" became the first primetime reality competition program on network television. In 2000, Newbill and ABC entered into an overall deal, and for five years he served as executive producer and show-runner for popular programs such as "The Mole 1" and "The Mole 2," "The Bachelor," "The Bachelorette," "Celebrity Mole: Yucatan," "The Benefactor," and "The Ultimate Love Test." In 2005, Newbill left his overall deal at ABC and since has continued to freelance create and produce alternative/reality television for several networks and cable outlets. He has served as executive producer/show-runner for "Bound for Glory" (ESPN), "Top Design" (Bravo), "American Inventor 2" (ABC), "The Mole 5" (ABC), and all six seasons of "Shark Tank." (ABC/Sony).

Under the banner of his 310 Entertainment Inc. production company, Newbill produced the Emmy-nominated hit Nickelodeon game show "BrainSurge," which ran for three seasons with 120 episodes. He created and produced three seasons of "Redneck Island" for CMT as well as co-created and produced the pilot "Camping with the In-Laws" for the Lifetime Network. 

A Florida native, Newbill graduated from the University of Central Florida with degrees in film and television. His early career included serving as UPM on television programs at the Disney MGM Studios such as "The New Mickey Mouse Club," "The Muppets At Disney World," "Walt Disney World's 4th of July Spectacular," "Walt Disney World's Very Merry Christmas," "Easter Parades," and "Separate But Equal."

PHIL GURIN, executive producer
Phil Gurin and The Gurin Company have been creating, acquiring, selling and producing entertainment programs all over the world. Responsible for executive-producing and writing thousands of hours of television across multiple genres, including game, live event, music, hidden camera, comedy, stunt, clip shows, docu-soaps and formatted reality, Gurin's shows have aired on every major U.S. broadcast network, many cable networks and in over 120 countries around the world.

In addition to "Shark Tank," Gurin's recent projects include The CW's "Oh Sit!" (Best Game Show winner at the 2013 International Rose d'Or Awards); CMT's first daily original series "Win, Lose or Pawn"; The Weather Channel's "So You Think You'd Survive", TV One's "NAACP Image Awards" and "NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Live", CMT's all-time No. 1 original "The Singing Bee," (previously on NBC), and "Dancing Fools" on ABC Family. He currently has numerous shows in development in the U.S., Canada, the UK and all around the world, including broadcast network, cable and first run syndication.

Gurin began his career as a writer on MTV's "Remote Control" and Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," "Make the Grade" and "Wild and Crazy Kids." He worked for more than 70 companies as a development executive and as a freelance writer/director/producer before establishing his own company in 1997. He went on to produce "CBS' Candid Camera" in primetime for four years, which was followed by an extensive run of shows on NBC, including "Twenty One," "Weakest Link," "The Singing Bee," "Miss Universe," "Miss USA" and "Miss Teen USA." He wrote "Before They Were Stars" (ABC), "Night-Rap" (HBO) and he produced six seasons of GSN's all-time No. 1 original program, "Lingo."

Gurin chairs the Format Committee for NATPE (National Association of Television and Programming Executives), and sits on the international Board of Directors for FRAPA (Format Recognition and Protection Association). He developed and produces the prestigious Television Academy Honors for the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, along with their annual TV Academy Hall Of Fame.  In 2013, Gurin served on the jury for the MIP Formats International Pitch in Cannes, France.

 

 

 

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