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We're going to need a bigger week: ABC announces return of 'Shark Tank Week'

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Sat, Aug 16th 2014 02:20 pm
`Shark Tank` - Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary, `Queen of QVC` Lori Greiner; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and technology innovator Robert Herjavec have selected episodes for `Shark Tank Week.` (ABC/Bob D'Amico)
"Shark Tank" - Billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary, "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and technology innovator Robert Herjavec have selected episodes for "Shark Tank Week." (ABC/Bob D'Amico)

Each night features a favorite episode from one of the Sharks

ABC'S hit series "Shark Tank," fresh from a 2014 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Reality Program, is eating up ABC's primetime schedule with the return of the popular "Shark Tank Week," beginning Sunday, Sept. 7, at 10 p.m. "Shark Tank Week" will conclude Friday, Sept. 12, gearing up for the special two-hour season six premiere Friday, Sept. 26 (8-10:01 p.m.), on ABC.

The Sharks thoughtfully fished out six episodes from last season's haul. Following are highlights from each episode.

•Sunday, Sept. 7 (10 p.m.) - (Barbara Corcoran's pick) - When this episode aired last season, the Sharks were shocked by the extremely lucrative online sales figures from this Austin, Texas, couple's knee-high boot socks. But Barbara was a believer. "I fell in love with Melissa and Rick Hinnant of Grace & Lace the moment they stepped onto the set, because they looked the part," she said. "Melissa is a sexy fashion designer and Rick is a man who talked money. When they sold a million dollars in socks five days after airing, I knew I'd stay in love forever."

•Sunday, Sept. 7 (10 p.m.) - (Mark Cuban's pick) - Two Boston men operate a popular 5K obstacle course race series in 20 cities that features 100-foot water slides, fire and water hazards, as well as other "epic" obstacles. Only Mark crossed the finish line and sealed the deal. He said, "Rugged Races embodies the future of entertainment. People want to put down their electronic devices and experience life. Brad and Rob are the right entrepreneurs to make it happen."

•Sunday, Sept. 7 (10 p.m.) - (Lori Greiner's pick) - Two men from Orem, Utah, think their repair wrap, Fiber Fix, will become an everyday household fix-it tool. Shark Lori said, "I love the Fiber Fix episode. They came out and immediately got my attention. Great demo, and the product screamed how awesome it is."

•Sunday, Sept. 7 (10 p.m.) - (Daymond John's pick) - Former pro football player Al "Bubba" Baker from Avon, Ohio, sold Daymond on his boneless baby back ribs, which can be cooked in two minutes in the microwave. Plus, Sharks Mark and Daymond travel to Washington, D.C., to be panelists at the Kingonomics Entrepreneurship and Investment Conference, an event for minority-owned businesses (also includes a casting call).

•Sunday, Sept. 7 (10 p.m.) - (Robert Herjavec's pick) - A business duo from San Diego presented a fashion show highlighting Tipsy Elves, their fun, witty take on the traditional Christmas sweater of the past. Robert made a deal and is finding that it's Christmastime all year with the company's profits. He said, "When I invested in Tipsy Elves, I was really investing in Evan and Nick. A dental surgeon, a lawyer and projections of $8 million in sales for 2014 - how could I go wrong? The ugly Christmas sweater possibilities are endless!"

•Sunday, Sept. 7 (10 p.m.) - (Kevin O'Leary's pick) -Kevin said, "This episode features one my favorite entrepreneur duos, Julie and Brian Whiteman, who invented an amazing photo sharing service that bridges the gap between digital and analog. It's called Groovebook, and if you haven't tried it yet, you should! You won't believe how they figured out a way to offer beautiful printed photo books for just a few dollars - with shipping!"

"Shark Tank" continued to be a ratings force this past season, regularly finishing as Friday night's No. 1 program on the major networks among Adults 18-49.

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