(NEXSTAR) — Mark Cuban stated he expects to go away “Shark Tank” after the present’s sixteenth season.
The billionaire businessman and Dallas Mavericks proprietor made the announcement on a latest episode of the Showtime podcast “All of the Smoke.”
“That is our fifteenth 12 months, and subsequent 12 months, our sixteenth 12 months, is gonna be my final 12 months. So I’ve obtained yet one more 12 months to go,” Cuban informed hosts Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, each former NBA gamers. “It’s time.”
“Shark Tank,” which debuted on ABC in 2009, offers aspiring entrepreneurs an opportunity to pitch their enterprise concepts to a panel of profitable buyers known as “sharks.” Cuban joined the collection as one of many panelists in 2011.
“I adore it as a result of it sends the message the American dream is alive and effectively,” Cuban stated in the course of the podcast. “I really feel like in doing ‘Shark Tank’ all these years, we’ve skilled a number of generations of entrepreneurs that if anyone can come from Iowa or Sacramento or wherever, and present up on the carpet of ‘Shark Tank‘ and present their enterprise and get a deal, it’s going to encourage generations of children.”
Based on the Hollywood Reporter, Cuban stated in an electronic mail that he nonetheless loves the present and what it represents — however he desires to spend extra time together with his household.
This isn’t the primary time Cuban has talked about the potential for leaving the present. He additionally floated the thought in October 2022, throughout his look on the “Folks Each Day” podcast.
“I dedicated to come back again for season 15 subsequent 12 months,” he stated on the time. “However after that, you already know, I don’t know but.”
ABC didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark, nor has the community confirmed his departure.