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'Shark Tank' casting team seeking diverse ideas and voices during Cincinnati stop

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Jun 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-20 18:09:27-04

CINCINNATI — Cue the “Jaws” theme song.

The casting team from ABC’s “Shark Tank” is coming to Cincinnati next week to hold an opening casting for the show’s upcoming 11th season. The stop is part of the show's diversity tour, which is meant to bring more diverse ideas and voices to the series.

For its Cincinnati visit, “Shark Tank" is working with social impact agency Values Partnerships to solicit pitches from local entrepreneurs.

Those entrepreneurs will have a chance to pitch their business idea to the show’s casting crew from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at Rhinegeist. The brewery is located at 1910 Elm St. in Over-the Rhine.

Those with the best pitches from the tour will then have a chance to appear on an episode of “Shark Tank” to seek financial backing from a panel of potential investors, known as sharks.

Entrepreneurs must register for Tuesday’s open casting call on the Values Partners website.

The “Shark Tank” casting team will then conduct interviews on a first-come-first-serve basis at the brewery.

New episodes of “Shark Tank" will air at 9 p.m. each Sunday on WCPO this fall. ABC has yet to announce the date of the season premiere.