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  • 02 Feb 2017 by SUPIA Member Spotlight



    ABC Celebrates $100 Million of Deals on ‘Shark Tank,’ Friday, February 24



    One Millennial Entrepreneur Will Make the Deal That Takes ‘Shark Tank’ 
    Over the Threshold in a Special Episode Airing Friday February 24,
    Followed by ‘20/20’s’ “Shark Tank: The Road to $100 Million”

    ‘20/20’ Takes a Closer Look at the Incredible American Entrepreneurs Behind $100 Million in Deals Over the Last Eight Seasons, America’s Favorite Sharks, Their Greatest Hits, Biggest Misses and the Best Behind-the-Scenes Moments

    Two-Hour Programming Event From ‘Shark Tank’ and ‘20/20’ Airs on the 
    ABC Television Network, Friday, February 24, Starting at 9:00 p.m. EST


    9:00–10:00 p.m. EST 
    “Episode 818”— In a special episode featuring millennial entrepreneurs, one will make the deal that takes the award-winning “Shark Tank” across the $100 million threshold of deals made in the Tank, on “Shark Tank,” airing FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (9:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

    Since 2009, more than 600 entrepreneurs have pitched their businesses in the Tank in hopes that they will be closer to attaining the American Dream. “Shark Tank” has given people from all walks of life the opportunity to secure business deals that could make them millionaires.

    Those daring to swim with the Sharks in this pinnacle episode are: a former tech consultant-turned-chef and a former strategy and operations consultant from San Diego, California, who believe their tasty, artificial-free nutrients are the future of food supplements; a woman from Scranton, Pennsylvania, who comes from a family of entrepreneurs, needs a Shark to propel her training and educational courses for would-be drone pilots; two college friends now living in Brooklyn, New York, seek to help the animals that inspired their company with elephant-themed apparel; and three beach lovers from San Diego, California, introduce a stylish option to the standard beach towel, with proceeds helping to preserve marine life. Also, an update from David Heath and Randy Goldberg from New York, New York, and their sock company with a social mission, Bombas, which Daymond John invested in during season six.

    The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, Daymond John and Robert Herjavec.

    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.
    10:00–11:00 p.m. EST 
    “20/20” takes a look back at the Emmy Award-winning series “Shark Tank” and the incredible American entrepreneurs behind $100 million in deals made over the past eight seasons.   

    Anchors Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir interview America’s favorite sharks – Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner – about the most successful investments and the biggest misses in show history. 

    Muir takes a look at some of the “Shark Tank” products made in America and the entrepreneurs behind them who brought jobs to small towns nationwide.   

    Plus, the cast talks about the “kidpreneurs” who got their start on “Shark Tank” and where they are now. 

    Then the Sharks take viewers behind the scenes, revealing how competitive they really are with one another when the cameras aren’t rolling and their favorite memories from the show.   

    “Shark Tank: The Road to $100 Million” airs on “20/20,” FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network.

    “Shark Tank” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with stereo sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
    “20/20” is anchored by Elizabeth Vargas and David Muir. David Sloan is senior executive producer.


    ABC Media Relations for “Shark Tank”
    Marsha Smith
    (818) 460-6605