Shark Tank is an American business-related 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 in 2001. It shows aspiring entrepreneurs as they make business presentations to a panel of five investors or "sharks", who then choose whether to invest in their company as business partners.
The series has been a ratings success in its time slot and has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program four times (2014 through 2017), in all four years of that category's existence. Prior to that (2012 to 2013), it won Outstanding Reality Program.
On February 5, 2019, ABC renewed the series for an eleventh season.