When Will Shark Tank Return?
Shark Tank, the popular reality television show that features aspiring entrepreneurs presenting their business ideas to a panel of investors (aka the “sharks”), has captivated audiences since its debut in 2009. The show has not only provided entertainment but has also served as a platform for many entrepreneurs to secure funding and turn their dreams into reality.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the production of many television shows, including Shark Tank, has been severely impacted. With fans eagerly awaiting the return of the show, the question on everyone’s mind is: when will Shark Tank return?
The pandemic forced the producers of Shark Tank to postpone the filming of its 12th season, originally scheduled to begin in March 2020. However, there is good news for fans eagerly anticipating the return of the show. Shark Tank Season 12 is set to premiere on October 16, 2020, at 8 PM ET/PT on ABC.
Now, let’s answer some common questions surrounding the return of Shark Tank:
1. Why was Shark Tank postponed?
Shark Tank, like many other television productions, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety of the cast and crew.
2. How was the show filmed during the pandemic?
The producers of Shark Tank had to adapt to the new normal. The show was filmed with strict safety protocols, including regular testing, social distancing, and limited crew members.
3. Will there be any changes to the format of the show?
While there have been no official announcements regarding changes to the format, it is expected that the show will adapt to the current circumstances, potentially including virtual pitches and remote participation.
4. Will all the sharks be returning for Season 12?
Yes, all the main sharks, including Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, and Kevin O’Leary, will be returning for Season 12.
5. Will there be any guest sharks?
The producers have not announced any guest sharks for Season 12 as of yet. However, it is not uncommon for the show to feature guest investors throughout the season.
6. How many episodes will Season 12 have?
The exact number of episodes for Season 12 has not been confirmed, but it is likely to follow the previous seasons’ format of around 20 episodes.
7. Are there any notable changes in the upcoming season?
While specific changes have not been announced, it is expected that the pandemic will have an impact on the pitches and the investments made by the sharks.
8. Can entrepreneurs still apply to be on the show?
Yes, entrepreneurs can still apply to be on Shark Tank. The show’s official website provides information on how to apply and what the producers are looking for in potential contestants.
9. Will there be any COVID-19-related pitches on the show?
Given the impact of the pandemic on businesses worldwide, it is highly likely that there will be pitches related to COVID-19 and its aftermath in Season 12.
10. Will the show address the pandemic and its impact on businesses?
While the show primarily focuses on the entrepreneurs’ pitches, it is possible that the sharks and the show’s producers will address the pandemic’s impact and offer insights and advice to the entrepreneurs.
11. Will the show continue to inspire and support entrepreneurs?
Absolutely! Shark Tank has always been an inspiration to aspiring entrepreneurs, and despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the show will continue to provide a platform for innovative ideas and support for business owners.
In conclusion, Shark Tank Season 12 is set to return on October 16, 2020, after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With safety protocols in place, fans can expect the sharks to continue their quest for investment opportunities and entrepreneurs to showcase their ideas. The show will likely adapt to the current circumstances, potentially incorporating virtual pitches and remote participation. So mark your calendars, Shark Tank is back, and it’s time to dive into the world of entrepreneurship once again!