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Corcoran had to fight for “Shark Tank” role

October 29, 2010 01:30PM

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran, who is currently off taping the second season of ABC’s “Shark Tank” in Los Angeles, was almost passed over for the gig in its debut year, before she wrote a strongly worded letter to creator Mark Burnett that shifted the tides in her favor, the Post reported. The Corcoran Group founder-turned-media personality now appears on the show as a panelist helping to discover young entrepreneurs. ABC executives announced in August that they would bring back “Shark Tank” for another eight episodes — after Corcoran submitted a 340-page pitch arguing for its renewal. “Wordy causes have really paid off,” Corcoran’s publicist said. [Post]