"Shark Tank," ABC's critically-acclaimed reality investment show is returning for a second season on Friday, March 25th at 8 p.m. ET.
In each episode, the billionaire 'Sharks' offer investment deals to innovative entrepreneurs and during the season, they will be offering over $10 million of their own money to promising start-ups. This season, high tech billionaire entrepreneur and chairman of HDNet Mark Cuban and comedian and self-made businessman Jeff Foxworthy join the 'Tank' in alternating episodes. In the season premiere, one of the sharks is willing to part with $4 million, the largest sum in the show's history.
The other investors include real estate mogul and best-selling author Barbara Corcoran, informercial industry pioneer Kevin Harrington, serial entreprenueur and cyber security president Robert Herjavec, FUBU clothing founder and president Daymond John and software entreprenuer and financial expert Kevin O'Leary.
Last season, the Sharks made investment commitments totalling $5 million and viewers will have the opportunity to see how those investments turned out in follow-up stories interwoven into this season's episodes.
The season premierem the sharks are intrigued by a young woman who has created a toy rental company, similar to Netflix's business structure. There will also be an sports enthusiast whose product has the sharks hopping. And one man introduces his "Wake 'N Bacon" alarm clock alternative. There will also be an update on last season's Granola Gourmet owner, Jeff Cohen, who was deemed "radioactive" by Shark Kevin O'Leary.
When Foxworthy joins the show on the April 8 episode, the "Shark Tank" will receive a business pitch from their first celebrity, Vincent Pastore of "The Sopranos."
The show is based on the Japanese series "Dragons' Den," created by Nippon Television Network Corporation.
Watch a featurette and clip of the show's shark panel below and catch the season premiere Friday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.