We finally get a date for the return of Shark Tank, and hopefully the show will capitalize on the wasteland that is Friday night television. Of course, we Americans have apparently been forced to add some excitement to the format that has done well in Canada and England on its own, by way of adding Jeff Foxworthy and Mark Cuban, but at least it’s back.
I’m not sure why this show didn’t do better. It did enough in the ratings to get another season (eventually), but it didn’t seem to get much going around the water cooler. The show in generally, which I’ve been watching for years on CBC and BBCAmerica (as Dragon’s Den), is a lot of fun, and I can’t tell you how many products I’ve seen in stores after they hit these shows. Recently, some women’s footwear in a bag that was on the Canadian version.
I wonder if another invention/entrepreneur show didn’t leave a bad taste in people’s mouths, but I’m a big fan. Perhaps the added zing of Foxworthy’s appearance/endorsement will help kick things off a little better this time around.
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.