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'Shark Tank' returns on new night for season 9

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Thu, Sep 14th 2017 07:25 pm
`Shark Tank`: Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner are the `Sharks` on ABC's `Shark Tank.` (ABC photo by Patrick Ecclesine)
"Shark Tank": Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Mark Cuban, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec and Lori Greiner are the "Sharks" on ABC's "Shark Tank." (ABC photo by Patrick Ecclesine)
Two episodes Sunday, Oct. 1; new 'Sharks' featured in premiere are Sir Richard Branson and Rohan Oza
"Shark Tank," the critically acclaimed reality show that recently won its fourth consecutive Emmy and revolutionized entrepreneurship in America, is back for a ninth season with the "Sharks" continuing the search to invest in the best ideas, businesses and products that America has to offer. The two-hour season premiere is on a new night, Sunday, Oct. 1 (8-10 p.m. EDT). The show will air in its regular time period beginning Sunday, Oct. 8 (9-10 p.m.).
Things get fiery in the "Tank" when Sir Richard Branson vents his frustration with Mark Cuban in a shocking, never-before-seen way. An 11-year-old inventor, skater and surfer from San Clemente, California, solved a problem he had by recycling a skateboard deck to fit inside lockers and backpacks; an entrepreneur from Meridianville, Alabama, is revolutionizing aerial sports with his exhilarating human flight experience; a husband and wife team from Vicksburg, Mississippi, have literally elevated the camping experience with their outdoor camping gear; and an entrepreneur from San Francisco claims her five-minute meditation app will help the world reduce stress, improve focus and sleep better.
Adventurer, entrepreneur and philanthropist Branson is featured in a profile highlighting how he made a career out of breaking tradition. Founder of the Virgin Group, Branson has created more than 400 companies spanning travel, financial services, telecom, health and wellness, and more recently, space travel.
The "Sharks" in this episode are Branson, Cuban, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec.
In the second episode, entrepreneurs from Park City, Utah, and Burbank, California, have the ultimate survival kits to help get through the first 72 hours of an emergency; parents from Crested Butte, Colorado, were inspired by their son's rare illness to create a thriving business that is disrupting the snack chip industry; an entrepreneur from Cary, North Carolina, has a unique way to engage kids with a wireless microphone one can throw; and a recent college graduate from Hamilton, New York, designed an app that takes the guesswork and turbulence out of navigating big airports.
Also, a profile on serial investor Rohan Oza, dubbed "Hollywood's Brandfather" by the Hollywood Reporter, and the mastermind behind some of the most iconic brands in the consumer space today. Born and raised in Zambia and of Indian descent, the profile highlights his humble but proud road to entrepreneurial success.
The "Sharks" in this episode are Oza, Cuban, Corcoran, Greiner and Herjavec.
For more information on "Shark Tank," visit abc.com.

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