Shark Tank returns to ABC for its ninth season on a special day, Sunday, October 1. The season will see the return of the longtime Shark investors Kevin O’Leary, Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec. Five guest Sharks will appear during the 2017-2018 season of Shark Tank:
- Sir Richard Branson, founder and CEO of Virgin
- Sara Blakely, founder and sole owner of the wonder undergarment Spanx
- Bethenny Frankel, Real Housewives of New York City star and founder/CEO of Skinnygirl
- Alex Rodriguez aka A-Rod, former New York Yankees star and CEO of A-Rod Corporation*
- Rohan Oza, branding expert behind Vitaminwater, Smartwater and Bai, which recently sold to Dr. Pepper for $1.7 Billion.
The Season 9 premiere of Shark Tank will air Sunday, October 1 at 8pm on ABC. It will follow the Season 2 of The Toy Box (7pm), hosted again by Modern Family‘s Eric Stonestreet but with different kid judges. Shark Tank will be followed by the premiere of the new drama Ten Days in the Valley starring Kyra Sedgwick. Sedgwick, who is an executive producer on the show, who plays a single mom TV producer who is desperate to find her missing daughter (10pm).
*A-Rod is currently dating superstar Jennifer Lopez (see below):