Tanked, the smash hit reality television show we first broke news on has announced season 4 will start March 22nd. Unlike most shows Animal Planet decided that each “season” should be around 6-8 episodes with season 4 is expected to have a total of 7. The series about company Acrylic Tank Manufacturing stars brothers-in-law Brett Raymer and Wayde King first aired in 2011 with only six episodes ordered.
Initially, there was a large backlash among hard core aquarium hobbyists with how fish were acclimated among other issues. However, that has since faded with the producers inserting additional language and with the reminder the show is for “entertainment”. Tanked has been a hit for Animal Planet, on a recent earnings call Animal Planet viewership is up 17% compared to year over year with a large portion of the success based on Tanked and other media properties.