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SHARK TANK
Air Date: Friday, September 20, 2013
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:01 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#504) "Episode 504"
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SEASON PREMIERE

CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED, BUSINESS-THEMED "SHARK TANK" RETURNS TO ABC FOR SEASON 5, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner Go Head to Head for the First Time Ever

"Shark Tank" is back for a fifth season, with the Sharks continuing the search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. In 2013 "Shark Tank" received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program and won the Summer TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming. The Season Premiere, "Episode 504," airs FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

In the Premiere, Barbara Corcoran and Lori Greiner will go head to head for the first time ever. Two guys from Dallas, TX hope to bring a little sweetness to the masses with their savory cake balls; two doctors who are also brothers from Tucson, AZ, claim they have a social media cure for the old-school communication between patients and medical professionals; two sisters-in-law from Firecrest, WA pitch their business for gourmet pickles made from a 100-year-old family recipe; and a tech-savvy entrepreneur from Los Angeles, CA has a mobile app that allows a modern way to send a traditional postcard. Also, an update on Tracy Noonan and Danielle Desroches from Cohasset, MA and their Wicked Good Cupcakes business, which Kevin O'Leary invested in during Season 4.

The Sharks in this episode of "Shark Tank" are Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O'Leary.

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 Sony Pictures Television.

"Shark Tank" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with stereo sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.

For more information on "Shark Tank," visit ABC.com.

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SHARK TANK (ABC)
Returns in Fall 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
8/9/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning this fall (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2015-16 season (the show's seventh) on 5/7/15
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2015) "Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, has also become a culturally defining series. The recipient of the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the business-themed show returns for a seventh season this fall. Winning the night on nearly every original telecast this season, "Shark Tank" is the No. 1 TV series on Friday in Adults 18-49. The Sharks - tough, self-made, multimillionaire and billionaire tycoons - continue their 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 them millionaires. 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 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Daymond John as Shark
· Kevin O'Leary as Shark
· Lori Greiner as Shark (Season 4- )
· Mark Cuban as Shark (Season 3- )
· Robert Herjavec as Shark
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Barbara Corcoran as Shark
· Kevin Harrington as Shark (Season 1)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Clay Newbill as EP
· Mark Burnett as EP
· Phil Gurin as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Mark Burnett Productions
· Sony Pictures Television