Shark Tank

Shark TankNetwork: ABC
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: August 9, 2009 — present
Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Robert Herjavec, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin Harrington, and Daymond John.

TV show description:      
In these tough economic times, it’s difficult for someone who possesses an invention or owns a small business that’s poised for growth to get a loan for a risky venture.

Some have been laboring on their ideas for years or even decades. They’ve invested large amounts of money and are often being pressured by friends and family to throw in the towel. Others have simply never had access to the means to live out their dreams, until now.

Enter the “Sharks” — five multi-millionaires who lifted themselves up by their bootstraps to make their own entrepreneurial dreams come true and turned their ideas into empires.

Each episode, ambitious entrepreneurs from across the country present their breakthrough business concepts, products, properties and services to the panel of ruthless investors. Their goal is to get these merciless moguls to invest their own dollars in the concept.

Convincing real-life millionaires to part with their own money is no easy task, because when the idea is poor, the Sharks will tear into the ill-prepared presenters and pass on the idea with a simple, “I’m out!” — sending them running for the exit.

But these Sharks aren’t just out for blood, they too have a goal: to own a piece of the next big idea. Entrepreneurs will often be asked to give up a large percentage of their companies’ equity in order to get the investment they need from one or a combination of the Sharks.

But, when the Sharks hear a really top-notch idea and more than one of them wants it for themselves, a war between them erupts. The once-desperate entrepreneur can rejoice when the Sharks reveal their true interest in the product and can hopefully negotiate for a bigger piece of the pie.

Canceled and renewed TV show

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  1. Anonymous says


  2. says

    I look forward to Shark Tank every Friday!!!!!! It even holds my husbands’ attention. Ditto to all the other comments!!!!!! Please don’t cancel!!!!!! I will be looking for repeats on Saturdays. Oh, I forgot I tape it every week!!!!! lol.

  3. Patricia Montenegro says

    Please keep Shark Tank on the air. It’s very encouraging, very educational, and entertaining at the same time. I’d hate to see it end.

  4. john says

    There are very few entertaining shows on anymore and this was GREAT! Please bring it back. It was also a very encouraging show for the people who need a little boost.

  5. dee says

    LOVE this show. Would greatly missit. Hope they all keep up the goodwork and the netwrk gives it a BIG chance

  6. Deb says

    Shark Tank has got to be renewed for the next season! What a great concept in these economic times Please everyone..write in with your support!

  7. kevin says

    I love this show i wish it was on every week, i am always searching and cany seem to find it. Does any one know if it is iver for the year and if not when does it come on

    • says

      @kevin: There’s one episode left but it’s not scheduled and the show hasn’t been cancelled or renewed for next season. They play repeats on Saturday afternoons on ABC though.

  8. Deb says

    KEEP The Shark Tank! It was one of the few shows I watched each week. I also have clients who are thinking of starting a business watch it! It is a great way to learn about how to go through the process of starting a business…and it is fun!!

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