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ABC to Swim With Burnett's 'Shark'

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The latest contest show from Mark Burnett has landed at ABC.
 
The network has given a pilot order to Burnett's The Shark Tank, based on the Japanese format Dragons' Den, in which potential entrepreneurs present their money-making ideas to a panel of business moguls. Sony Pictures TV will produce the pilot. 
 
A British version of Dragons' Den has run for six cycles so far, and can be seen on BBC America.
 
In other SPT news, the studio, along with SPT-based Tantamount, is working on a 1980s-set period piece for NBC, aptly titled Lost in the '80s. The hourlong scripted project is from Bob Brush, a writer-producer on The Wonder Years, the classic ABC period piece set in the 1960s.