Shark Tank is an American business reality television series on ABC that premiered on August 9, 2009. The show is the American franchise of the international format Dragons' Den, which originated in Japan as Tigers of Money in 2001. It shows entrepreneurs making business presentations to a panel of five investors or "sharks," who decide whether to invest in their company.
The series has been a ratings success in its time slot, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program four times (2014 - 2017), in all four years of that category's existence. Prior to that (2012 - 2013), it won Outstanding Reality Program.
On February 5, 2019, ABC renewed the series for an eleventh season, premiering September 29, 2019.