Episodes: 19 (hour)
TV show dates: May 1, 2015 — June 3, 2016
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary.
TV show description:
A companion series to Shark Tank, this TV show focuses on what happens to the entrepreneurs and their businesses after they appeared on the show. In some cases, they received an investment from one or more of the Sharks and in other cases, they didn’t.
What lies in the aftermath of a Shark investment? Did a promising deal turn sour or launch a million dollar profit margin? After closer inspection of the business, did the Sharks or the entrepreneur back out of the deal?
Viewers are offered a look back at past Shark Tank pitches and deals to examine the highs and lows that can come from an appearance in the tank. The series revisits entrepreneurs whose businesses might be groundbreaking in terms of their technology, business model or branding. They may have taken their business to new heights with the help of the Sharks.
Or not. In some cases, the entrepreneurs and their Shark investors have gambled on their businesses and lost — in some cases these can be investments that multiple Sharks fought against each other to secure.
And what happened to the entrepreneurs that weren’t able to work out a business deal. Are they better or worse off after their appearance on the show?
Robert Herjavec decided to invest in Ashley Drake, an army captain from Louisville, Kentucky, and The Natural Grip, her line of custom-made handgrips, due to the passion and drive she displayed during her season six pitch. However, when Ashley meets with Robert, she shows another side of herself that Robert fears could hurt the company’s future.Daymond John is excited about the growing success of Patrick Whaley’s weighted compression-gear company, Titin, which he invested in after his season six appearance. Daymond is determined to convince Patrick to move his company from its home base in Atlanta, Georgia, to Manhattan, New York, but Patrick is worried that the move could weaken his relationship with his coworkers.
While sales for 13-year-old Andrea Cao’s massage product, Q-Flex, have increased since Barbara Corcoran and Mark Cuban invested in the company during season six, Q-Flex is still working out of Andrea’s garage in San Luis Obispo, California. Hopefully, a visit from Barbara will help Andrea craft a plan to support Q-Flex’s growth. (Courtesy ABC.)
First aired: June 3, 2016.
What do you think? Do you like the Beyond the Tank TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for a third season?