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September 03, 2012

'Shark Tank': investment reality show returns for season 4 on September 14th

"Shark Tank" is back for a fourth season premiering Friday, September 14th on ABC. In the season Premiere, "Shark Tank" history is made when all five Sharks join forces to make a deal. Also, a recent college graduate from Indianapolis, IN wants to turn inconvenience into opportunity with his ticketless coat check system.

A man from Central City, CO wants the Sharks to invest in his belt buckle idea that doubles as a beverage holder; a licensed massage therapist from Phoenix, AZ takes a stand to reinvigorate the ancient art of body massage; and two women from Freehold, NJ believe they have a solution to the nationwide epidemic of bedbugs. Also, an update on Rick Hopper from Fullerton, CA and his Readerest eyeglass holder, which Lori Greiner invested in during Season 3.

Lori Greiner, an inventor of retail products and often referred to as the "Queen of QVC," returns as a Shark and will appear in a number of episodes.

Returning "Sharks" joining Greiner are billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA championship Dallas Mavericks; real estate mogul Barbara Corcoran; technology innovator Robert Herjavec; fashion and branding expert Daymond John; and venture capitalist Kevin O'Leary.

In upcoming episodes, celebrities will join the entrepreneurs in their pitches. Appearances include "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane, two-time Super Bowl champion and San Francisco 49ers running back Brandon Jacobs, entertainment celebrity reporter and writer Robin Leach, eminent Emmy Award-winning comedy writer Bruce Vilanch, and the husband and wife professional dancing team Jonathan Roberts and Anna Trebunskaya ("Dancing with the Stars").

Entrepreneurs this season range from 70-year-old grandmothers to the growing trend of "kidpreneurs" and include everyone in between. There will be pitches from high school and college students, stay-at-home moms, and even multi-million dollar venture capital-backed start-ups.

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