In its decade-plus on air, Shark Tank has shown that it can cover a lot of areas of interest for viewers. It's part competition show as the panel of hosts tries to outbid each other; it's educational and uplifting as it highlights inspiring entrepreneurs and what it takes to create and run a business; and it's part shopping spree, as viewers sometimes like to go out and buy a product after seeing it on an episode.
Shark Tank season 14 continues all of that as it is back as part of ABC's TV lineup. To find out more about that and everything else about Shark Tank season 14, read on.
When is the next Shark Tank season 14 episode?
Shark Tank season 14 wraps things up with its finale on Friday, May 19, at 8 pm ET/PT on ABC. Hoping to make a deal with any of the Sharks (Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Lori Greiner and Daymond John) are entrepreneurs pitching a social media star's board game, HBCU collegiate fashion designs, a wardrobe accessory and an innovative eyewear design.
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Shark Tanks hosts
The hosts of Shark Tank are referred to as "the Sharks," with six making up the main rotation. They are: Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary.
Among the season 14 guest hosts are going to be Gwyneth Paltrow, Goop founder and CEO (as well as an Oscar-winner), Doordash founder and CEO Tony Xu and Kendra Scott LLC executive chairwoman and CCO, Kendra Scott.
In addition, the show has featured a number of guest entrepreneurs to sit in and be Sharks. In the past that has included the likes of Bethenny Frankel, Alex Rodriguez, Ashton Kutcher, Richard Branson and more:
- Emma Grede
- Kevin Hart
- Peter Jones
- Daniel Lubetzky
- Nirav Tolia
Shark Tank premise
The main purpose of Shark Tank is for budding entrepreneurs to have a shot to pitch their business or product to the Sharks in the hope that one of them will invest and help grow the business. If the Sharks like a product, they will often try to outbid each other, but if they think it is a dud, none of them may make an offer and the entrepreneur can walk away without any deal.
Famous Shark Tank companies
Shark Tank has helped many companies go from humble beginnings to brand names. Newsweek has compiled a list of 20 of the most successful Shark Tank companies, here’s a quick rundown of some of them:
- Bantam Bagels
- The Comfy
- Sand Cloud
- Scrub Daddy
- Simply Fit Board
- Squatty Potty
- Tipsy Elves
How to watch Shark Tank
Shark Tank airs on ABC, so it is available to households with a traditional pay-TV cable subscription or if you use an antenna to pick up your local stations. Viewers who have made the switch to live TV streaming services can also get ABC if the service carries it, like FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV.
If you want to watch past episodes of Shark Tank, ABC.com has previous seasons, including the most recent season 13, available to anyone signed up with the provider or has a live TV streaming service that carries ABC. Hulu also has past seasons of Shark Tank, though only up to season 11.
Shark Tank is not currently available to watch in the UK, but the UK does have its own version of the show, Dragon's Den (Dragon's Den preempted Shark Tank).
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Michael Balderston is a DC-based entertainment and assistant managing editor for What to Watch, who has previously written about the TV and movies with TV Technology, Awards Circuit and regional publications. Spending most of his time watching new movies at the theater or classics on TCM, some of Michael's favorite movies include Casablanca, Moulin Rouge!, Silence of the Lambs, Children of Men, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and Star Wars. On the TV side he enjoys Only Murders in the Building, Yellowstone, The Boys, Game of Thrones and is always up for a Seinfeld rerun. Follow on Letterboxd.