Beyond the Tank to Premiere on ABC

By Mike Krolak | Apr 21st, 2015

Have you ever wondered what happens to the businesses that get deals on Shark Tank? Or the entrepreneurs that don't get deals? ABC's three-week event, Beyond the Tank, will give you a look at what happens after the deals get made -- or not -- and show you everything it takes to turn a successful business into an incredibly successful business.

The one-hour episodes will feature the Sharks in their element, working on the nitty gritty of driving profits and making the companies they've invested in really work. We'll also follow the journeys of some entrepreneurs who didn't get deals in The Tank to see how they're faring in the aftermath -- are they staying the course or rapidly pivoting to make their company more appealing to investors?

Learn more about the show in the press release below:

“BEYOND THE TANK” PREMIERES MAY 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) FOR THREE WEEKS ON ABC

Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group to Produce

“Beyond the Tank,” a new three-week event from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, “Shark Tank,” debuts FRIDAY, MAY 1 (9:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. It will run for three weeks through Friday, May 15. The one-hour episodes of “Beyond the Tank,” from Sony Pictures Television and United Artists Media Group, will feature the captivating and surprising outcomes after the Sharks strike a deal with the entrepreneurs on “Shark Tank.” As the Sharks travel across America to mentor the entrepreneurs, assess the businesses and provide their industry expertise -- to make a profit -- audiences will realize the challenges and intrepid negotiations are never over. Watch as the Sharks roll up their sleeves to help their entrepreneurs make the tough decisions that hopefully lead to success, growth and profits. 

The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; “Queen of QVC” Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O’Leary.

Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs’ appearance on “Shark Tank.” What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour or launch a million dollar profit margin?

“Beyond the Tank” will feature The Sharks -- tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons – taking 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 will revisit entrepreneurs whose businesses were groundbreaking in terms of their technology, business model or branding who have taken their business to new heights with the help of the Sharks; entrepreneurs and their Shark investors who gambled on their businesses and then lost; businesses that multiple Sharks fought hard against each other to secure, and more. We will learn more about the entrepreneurs’ personal journeys as well as their struggles and triumphs as they persevere to pursue the American dream.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Leslie Garvin are the executive producers of “Beyond the Tank.” Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of “Shark Tank,” which is based on the Japanese “Dragons’ Den” format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The series is produced by United Artists Media Group in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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