"Shark Tank's" Companion Series, "Beyond the Tank," Premieres

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25 April 2015
Beyond the Tank
Photo Credit: ABC/John Medl
"Beyond the Tank"
Premieres Friday, May 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET on the ABC Television Network
 Learn More About the Entrepreneurs' Personal Journeys as Well as Their Struggles and Triumphs as They Persevere to Pursue the American Dream
          "Beyond the Tank" is a one-hour companion series from the producers of the Emmy-winning reality series, "Shark Tank." Audiences familiar with the compelling ups and downs of the negotiations will be further engaged in the drama that takes place after the entrepreneurs' appearance on "Shark Tank." What lies in the aftermath of their investment? Did a promising deal turn sour, or did it lead to millions of dollars in sales? The season premiere, "Episode 101," airs Friday, May 1 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. ("Beyond the Tank" will run for three weeks through Friday, May 15).
          In “Episode 101,” Robert Herjavec rolls up his sleeves to help guide San Diego, CA entrepreneurs Evan Melsohn and Nick Morton, the “Tipsy Elves” business duo from Season 5. They find themselves at a crossroads when it comes to branding their clothing design company and if Nick should quit his job as a dentist and participate full time in the business. Sixteen-year old Carter Kostler from Virginia Beach, VA felt devastated when he did not get a deal for The Define Bottle, his fruit-infused water bottle, after appearing in a Season 5 episode. He shares how he turned his first venture at being an entrepreneur into a learning experience that will last him a lifetime.  When former pro-football player Al “Bubba” Baker and his daughter, Brittani Bo Baker, pitched the Sharks in Season 5, Daymond John won the battle to invest $300,000 in their Deboned.
          “Episode 102”-- Shark Robert Herjavec travels to Dothan, AL to see how Chord Buddy founder Travis Perry is doing with his guitar educational training tool, but scolds Travis to make a “friggin’ decision” that will determine the company’s survival. Lori Greiner loves her new Brooklyn-based company, Bantam Bagels—but hates the name. Can she convince Nick and Elyse Oleksak to change it so far into the company’s successful history? And Barbara Corcoran was thrilled to invest in Mix Bikini, a line of interchangeable bikini separates run by New York super salesman Frank Sozzafava. Is she still thrilled? Find out on “Beyond the Tank,” Friday, May 8 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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