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"I always consider it a victory for our shows that return," says the SPT exec, whose Shark Tank and The Sing-Off both came back after cancellation chatter followed their first seasons. Shark Tank's second season premiered to a series high with 6.1 million viewers (though ratings dropped when it aired in its regular Friday-night time slot). And in February, NBC renewed The Sing-Off for a third installment. "It was the show that quietly got on the radar two years ago, and last season it really seemed to pop through the culture," says Jacobs, who admits to watching reality TV "with a hunger" in her spare time. "So now, for season three, we really feel that we can make it bigger and stronger." Also on her docket? The CW reality romantic comedy Plain Jane, which launched internationally in January; a new comedic game show for NBC, Just My Luck; Dirty Town, a 30-minute pilot for A&E; and Re-Modeled (with fellow listmakers Allison Grodner and Rich Meehan), a one-hour pilot for the CW. And not to be forgotten: SPT's syndicated Dr. Oz and Nate Berkus shows.
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