The Ticker: ‘F’ Bomb, Shark Tank, Tennis Anyone?

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  • There’s no saucy langauge allowed at Al Jazeera America. A new employee in the New York City newsroom was reprimanded for using the “F” word recently, says Page Six. The employee was told that swearing is not part of the Al Jazeera culture.

  • CNBC has licensed the off-network cable rights to ABC’s “Shark Tank.” CNBC will begin airing re-runs of the show in January. As part of CNBC’s TV Everywhere offering, some episodes will be available on demand to authenticated subscribers.

  • NBC’s Andrea Mitchell has ponied up $10,000 to play tennis with actor Kevin Spacey. Mitchell bid on the match at auction at the Kevin Spacey Foundation gala Saturday night. Spacey plays underhanded Rep. Frank Underwood in the Netflix show “House of Cards.”