Saturday, September 30, 2023, 1:01 a.m
HOLLYWOOD (KABC) – “Shark Tank” is back for its 15th season and the sharks are ready to feast on good ideas that will make them even richer.
They don’t really need any more money, but they say the show is fun. And as tough as they can be in the tank, all sharks share in the joy.
“I am here to change lives and make dreams come true,” said Lori Greiner.
“When these doors open, you can change your life forever,” Robert Herjavec said, referring to the doors to the tank that swing open as hopeful entrepreneurs enter hoping to close a deal.
Greiner, Herjavec and their fellow sharks love it when the people who find their way into the tank succeed.
“People want to see people who look like themselves walk on this carpet and come so close to achieving all their dreams,” Marc Cuban said. Greiner added, “It gives everyone the opportunity to learn and experience how they can achieve this for themselves.”
“We work to make people successful,” said Kevin O’Leary, the self-proclaimed Mr. Wonderful. “Of course we will carry on forever. The show will last longer. The only shark that will be here for the next 15 years is me because I’m a vampire,” he joked. O’Leary said everyone knows about “Shark Tank.” At least one other shark, Robert, agrees. His case in point: the Tipsy Elves clothing line, which he started. “Inappropriate, ugly Christmas sweaters,” he said. “We make 120 million a year now and that’s the strength of ‘Shark Tank.'” People watch this show and buy the product.
This season we will see more guest sharks circling. A shark could do without that. Barbara Corcoran said: “I’m not the least bit excited about a guest shark because you know what? I know if they’re good enough, they might take my place. Well, maybe I’m paranoid, I’ve been one “All my life I’m a boss. And I was always lining up and replacing people. That’s why I don’t see any guest sharks. I pretend to like her, but the truth is I don’t like her at all,” she said with a laugh.
“Shark Tank” airs Friday at 8 p.m. on ABC7.
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