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Shark Tank: Season Two Debuts March 25th with Guest “Sharks”

IMAGEIt’s been a long time in coming. ABC has finally announced that season two of Shark Tank will debut on Friday, March 25th. The alphabet network renewed the reality series for just seven episodes this time around and will air them along with a leftover installment from season one. To mix things up, entrepreneurs Mark Cuban and Jeff Foxworthy will appear separately in multiple episodes as guest sharks.

Here’s the press release from ABC…

SEASON PREMIERE
SHARK TANK INVESTORS OFFER ENTRPRENEURS A WHOPPING $10 MILLION DURING SECOND SEASON, AS MARK BURNETT’S CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED “SHARK TANK” RETURNS TO ABC FRIDAY, MARCH 25

Billionaire Entrepreneur Mark Cuban and Comedian/Self-Made Businessman Jeff Foxworthy Join Panel as Guest Sharks This Season

$4 Million Dollar Offer to an Entrepreneur in Season Opener

Season Two of “Shark Tank” promises to make TV history with the Sharks offering over $10 million in investment deals to bankroll a creative array of innovative entrepreneurs. The Season Premiere, “Episode 202,” airs FRIDAY, MARCH 25 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.

High tech billionaire entrepreneur Mark Cuban and successful comedian and self-made businessman Jeff Foxworthy jump into the Tank to appear separately in the show’s eight episodes.

In the Season Premiere, the air in the Shark Tank gets emotionally charged between the Sharks and a daring entrepreneur when one of the Sharks is willing to part with $4 million dollars of his own money for a business — the largest sum in the show’s history. When the Sharks all like the genius idea from a young woman who rents toys in the same way as DVDs, they fight each other for a piece of it. Also, an extreme sports enthusiast introduces a hip, new product that has the Sharks hopping; and a man shows how his “Wake ‘N Bacon” device provides an aromatic morning wake-up call. In addition, there’s an update on last season’s Granola Gourmet owner, Jeff Cohen, whom Kevin O’Leary called “radioactive.”

Last season the Sharks, using their expertise and contacts, along with their own money, made investment commitments totaling an incredible $5 million, and viewers will have the opportunity to see how those investments turned out in follow-up stories this season.

The Shark investors who will appear throughout the second season are: Mark Cuban, Jeff Foxworthy, real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran, infomercial industry pioneer Kevin Harrington, technology innovator Robert Herjavec, fashion icon Daymond John and financial expert Kevin O’Leary.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of “Shark Tank,” based on the Japanese “Dragons’ Den” format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The episode is directed by Ken Fuchs. The series is from Sony Pictures Television.

“Shark Tank” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with stereo sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

For more information on “Shark Tank,” visit ABC.com.

What do you think? Will the addition of guest “sharks” help the ratings or not make any difference? Who would you like to see as a guest “shark?”

 

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jack weber May 14, 2011 at 10:48 am

This is probably the craziest letter you will received. I am 81 years old, and I have an Idea and no Patent. The only thing I have is I typed up my idea and had it notarized
What I am asking is if anyone of the Sharks would just answer my email and let me send them my Idea, I would go along with any program that they might offer. If they think it
is worthless then that is fine too. I assure you that the older generation especilly women would love this idea.
Thanking you in advance

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Cynthia March 21, 2011 at 11:44 am

Love it! First time watching the show and it’s one of the best ever! I would love to appear on the next season with my business proposal.

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Zabster March 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm

NBC stole this idea for their stupid resturant show.

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Steve Mortensen February 7, 2011 at 8:57 pm

Awesome show, enjoyed watching it extensively over the past few seasons and wouldn’t mind even going on it myself! Bring it on!

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Matthew January 30, 2011 at 9:37 am

Glad to hear it’s going to be bigger and better besides i’m now ready to jump into the Tank with my imvention. A Friday evening timeslot is one step short of invisible but u’ll be watching it whenever it airs.

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Ryan January 27, 2011 at 2:15 pm

I will be watching. I really enjoyed Season One of the show and wish that Season Two would have more than just 8 total episodes. Friday is not the best time slot though, but we shall see what happens! ABC needs to start advertising it right away. Let viewers know that it is coming back!

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Lee January 26, 2011 at 1:08 pm

@ Fox Jericho – the original version is the British version called “Dragon’s Den.” The Canadian version is a rip-off of that.

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Michele Sipolt Kapustka January 25, 2011 at 10:54 am

Can’t wait to see the WHERE ARE THEY NOW from ALL the pitchers from season one – even if it is only an ONLINE update. Would be very interesting. Especially those wacky sisters from Chicago with that BALL BUSINESS!!!

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Fox Jericho January 25, 2011 at 10:43 am

You know your shows gonna get canceled when Jeff Foxworthy is on it.

Honestly just watch the original version, the CANADIAN version, Dragon’s Den.

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