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REPORT: Alex Rodriguez Might Be Getting His Own ‘Business Reality Show’

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Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez will reportedly not be appearing on “Shark Tank” any longer, as he may be getting his own business show.

Rodriguez, 43, has reportedly signed a deal with NBC to film a “business reality show,” according to a report published Monday by Page Six. However, the move apparently upset executives at “Shark Tank” who decided Rodriguez would not be invited back as a guest, sources said.

“Alex last appeared on ‘Shark Tank’ last fall and before then, he’d been on a bunch,” an ABC source told Page Six. “Everyone really liked him. But he won’t be on the show anymore as he’s been shopping around a show that is very, very, very similar to ‘Shark Tank’ and Sony TV, which makes the show, got wind of this — because Alex’s people had been speaking to everyone in Hollywood.” (RELATED: Alex Rodriguez Is Reportedly Now Investing In Blinds After Photo Of Him On Toilet Goes Viral)

Rodriguez’s new show does not have the same format as “Shark Tank,” a source with NBC connections told Page Six.

“This show was being shopped around — it’s not like ABC was giving Alex his own prime-time spot. Alex loved ‘Shark Tank,’ and the feeling was mutual,” the source told Page Six. “But he already has his show ‘Back in the Game’ on CNBC … this is basically extending his deal with NBC.”

This seems like a good move for Rodriguez. Of course, ABC wants him to be a guest on “Shark Tank,” but having his own show sounds like a much better business venture for Rodriguez. Why be a guest when you could be the star of the show?