";Shark Tank" is back for a sixth season, with the Sharks continuing the search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. In 2012 and 2013, ";Shark Tank" received an Emmy-nomination for Outstanding Reality Program; as well as a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Reality Series - Competition. The series was nominated for a Producers Guild Award in 2013; and in 2014, the NAACP Image Awards nominated the show for Outstanding Reality Series. The ratings and popularity for ";Shark Tank" continue to build, regularly winning Friday as the No. 1 TV series on the night in Adults 18-49 in almost all of its original telecasts this season.
The Sharks—tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons -- are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship 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 Sony Pictures Television.
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