'SHARK TANK' Entrepreneurs Receive $155K in Investment Offers During Past Episode 'Shark Tank' Rejects Grandma Babysitting Business and Revisits Pork Barrel BBQ Entrepreneurs from Season 1

CULVER CITY, Calif., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- During last Friday's episode of Sony Pictures Television's hit ABC reality series, SHARK TANK, Shark investors made offers for deals totaling $155,000. Real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran offered $75,000 in exchange for 50% of Kyle, DJ, Danny and Keith Mastronardo's organic skincare product, Nardo's Naturals. Billionaire Mark Cuban and fashion and branding expert Daymond John offered $80,000 in exchange for 70% of Rachael Mann and Mackenzie Burdick's unique body jewelry that has already found celebrity following.

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Additionally, in a follow-up story, Heath Hall and Brett Thompson from Alexandria, VA, talk about the success they have had with their Pork Barrel BBQ business since making a deal with Barbara in season one.

Entrepreneurs who were unable to convince the Sharks to part with their money included Tony Devine, a father from Bristol, PA, who claims that his movable training apparatus is the only device that simulates a closeout basketball defender; and Todd Colby Pliss from Calabasas, CA, who tried to convince the Sharks to buy into his Rent-A-Grandma business.

Tune in to ABC on Friday, March 16 at 8 PM ET/PT when investors Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Kevin O'Leary, Robert Herjavec and Daymond John as they face a new round of entrepreneurs including an entrepreneur from San Diego, CA, who pitches his unique sales distribution method for his stand-up paddle board company; a couple from Oldsmar, FL, who learn the hard way that they have just one chance to convince the Sharks to invest in their instant solution for cellulite-free looking skin; a wine server from Fort Collins, CO, pitches his aerating device that could revolutionize the way wine is sold; and indie-pop and singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson joins an entrepreneur from Marina del Rey, CA, to pitch his high-tech music software product.  Additionally, the show checks in on Rick Hopper from Fullerton, CA, and his invention, Readerest, a magnetic clip that secures eyeglasses, which Lori Greiner invested in earlier this season.

About SHARK TANK
The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of HDNet and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; "Queen of QVC" Lori Greiner; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.  SHARK TANK airs Fridays at 8PM on ABC.

The panel of five Sharks hears pitches of the best business and product ideas from some of America's brightest entrepreneurs. When the Sharks hear a great idea, they're ready to fight each other for a piece of it. If and when the Sharks are confronted with a really top-notch idea, and more than one of them wants to sink their teeth into it, a war between them can erupt.

Mark Burnett, Clay Newbill and Phil Gurin are the executive producers of SHARK TANK, based on the Japanese "Dragons' Den" format created by Nippon Television Network Corporation. The episode is directed by Ken Fuchs and Alan Carter. The series is from Sony Pictures Television.

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