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List of Shark Tank episodes

Shark Tank is an American reality television series produced by Mark Burnett.[1][2][3][4][5] The show features a panel of investors called "sharks," who decide whether to invest as entrepreneurs make business presentations on their company or product.[1][6] The sharks often find weaknesses and faults in an entrepreneur's concept, product, or business model.[7] Some of the investors try to soften the impact of rejection, like panel member Lori Greiner, while others such as O'Leary can be "brutal" and show "no patience even for tales of hardship."[7] The sharks are paid as cast stars of the show, but the money they invest is their own.[8] The entrepreneur can make a handshake deal (gentleman's agreement) on the show if a panel member is interested. However, if all of the panel members opt out, the entrepreneur leaves empty-handed.[7] In 2015, a companion spin-off series called Beyond the Tank premiered, which follows up on some of the businesses that have appeared on the show. In this spin-off series it was revealed that sharks can still make a deal with a business that was rejected in the "tank". Shark Tank's twelfth season premiered on October 16, 2020.

As of April 9, 2021, 266 episodes of Shark Tank have aired.

  1. ^ a b Adalian, Josef (February 13, 2008). "Sony, Burnett dive into 'Shark Tank'" Archived 2009-08-19 at the Wayback Machine. Variety, "a version of the Japanese reality format."
  2. ^ Andy Dehnart (May 11, 2012). "'Shark Tank's' Sneak Attack!". The Daily Beast. Archived from the original on October 12, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2013. Based on Dragon’s Den, the U.K. version of a Japanese format, Shark Tank gives people... CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Wilson, W. Brett (2012). Redefining Success: Still Making Mistakes, Penguin Books, page 122, ISBN 9780670066940[need quotation to verify]
  4. ^ Battaglio, Stephen (December 3, 2012) "Shark Attacks Prime Time!". TV Guide. pp. 4-5[need quotation to verify]
  5. ^ O'Leary, Kevin (2012). Cold Hard Truth on Business, Money & Life, Random House, page 8, ISBN 9780385671767[need quotation to verify]
  6. ^ Collins, Scott (January 10, 2013). "Winter TCA: 'Shark Tank' star calls corporate ladder 'all crap'". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on April 13, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ a b c Shales, Tom (August 8, 2009). "Shark Tank: ABC Is Out For Blood". Washington Post. Archived from the original on September 21, 2013. Retrieved March 21, 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ Owen, Rob (January 23, 2015). "TV Q&A: 'Shark Tank,' 'Longmire' and WEPA". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Archived from the original on January 25, 2015. Retrieved January 23, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)