about Shark Tank
Shark Tank, the critically acclaimed and Emmy-winning business-themed reality show, from MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television, which has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, has been renewed for a ninth season, returning in Fall 2017, and will bring several exciting new guest Sharks into the Tank. The guest Sharks, who are icons and trailblazers in their respective business fields, will appear individually alongside four other Sharks in various episodes during the 2017-2018 season.
The guest Sharks are (in alphabetical order) Sara Blakely, founder and owner of Spanx, Richard Branson, investor, philanthropist and Virgin Group founder, Bethenny Frankel, Skinnygirl founder and bestselling author, Rohan Oza, iconic brand-builder behind Bai, Vitaminwater and Smartwater, and Alex Rodriguez, legendary baseball player and founder & CEO of AROD Corp.
The Sharks are tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons who search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make their dreams come true. "Shark Tank" has become a culturally defining series and is the recipient of the 2016, 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program.
The Sharks are billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA champion 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.
Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill, Yun Lingner 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 MGM Television in association with Sony Pictures Television.