Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec Named as Sharks on U.S. Version of DRAGONS' DEN

On the heels of three successful seasons of CBC Television’s DRAGONS’ DEN, and season four currently in production, Canadian venture capital celebrities Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec join ABC’s Shark Tank. Based on the format created by Nippon Television Network and licensed by Sony Pictures Television in which budding entrepreneurs pitch their ideas to established business moguls, DRAGONS’ DEN has been hugely popular on CBC, BBC and with audiences around the world.

“We’re proud of the franchise that we have established in Canada over the last three years,” said Kirstine Layfield, executive director of network programming, CBC Television. “It’s a testament to the success of DRAGONS’ DEN and the format that our Canadian Dragons would be asked to participate in the U.S. version.”

The Gemini-nominated series DRAGONS’ DEN returns on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m., on CBC Television for an extended season of exciting reality television, as well as some special surprises. With audition attendance at an all-time high, thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs of all ages are fighting for the chance to face the Dragons and pitch their business ideas in the Den. Rivals Kevin O’Leary and Robert Herjavec are joined by marketing guru Arlene Dickinson, former RCMP officer and retail giant Jim Treliving, and maverick capitalist and philanthropist extraordinaire W. Brett Wilson.

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