“Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed and multi Emmy Award-winning reality show that has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America and recently amassed an amazing $100M in deals in the Tank, will feature a blockbuster lineup of guest Sharks when the business-themed show returns for its ninth season. The guest Sharks are serial entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Richard Branson, Spanx owner Sara Blakely, Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel, iconic Smartwater and Vitaminwater brand-builder Rohan Oza, and legendary baseball player and businessman Alex Rodriguez. They will appear individually alongside four other Sharks in various episodes during the 2017-2018 season.
The Sharks are billionaire Mark Cuban, “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.