The creators of “The Marijuana Show” say their online-only reality program is a mash-up of “Shark Tank” and “The Apprentice” — but for ganjapreneurs in the cannabis industry instead of more traditional businessmen and women.
It’s a tasty description — but it’s also a dangerous way to describe a brand new show because of the expectations it invokes.
Will “The Marijuana Show” have compelling, unpredictable personalities a la Mark Cuban and Daymond John of “Shark Tank?” Will the web-only show be able to potently package a business’ day-to-day in a compact program as “The Apprentice” often does somewhat successfully? Will the show act as a gateway for legitimate business ideas and innovative creators to be seen and heard and ultimately become a reality?
We’ll know more on Nov. 18, when the show debuts online.
“There were so many amazing products presented on ‘The Marijuana Show’s’ first season where over 200 people auditioned, 22 were called back, and only 10 made the finals,” show director Wendy Robbins said in a press release. “We know viewers will be hooked each week following these ganjapreneurs’ trials and tribulations of turning their visions into reality.”
In a curious move, “The Marijuana Show” is hosting auditions for its second season a few days before the first season even debuts. The show is encouraging business-minded folks to bring their “business plan, idea, invention or next revolutionary product that will change the marijuana industry” to the Denver Mart, 451 E. 58th Ave., from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 15-16. More information can be found on their website.
But after having a look at the above video, which is season one’s “sizzle reel,” would you watch this show?