New Shark Tank Episode: Season 7 Episode 4

BARBARA CORCORAN, KEVIN O'LEARY, LORI GREINER, ROBERT HERJAVEC, MARQUES BROOKS (MILK + BROOKIES)

Shark Tank Season 7 episode 4 airs Friday, Oct 16 (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. In tonight’s episode, Pitches include a self-described “dad-trepreneur” from Riverview, FL who asks the Sharks to join his “potty” and invest in a device that helps simplify potty-training; and three friends from Los Angeles hope to start a tasty trend with their baked-to-order brownies & cookies mashup. Also, an update on Bettina Chen & Alice Brooks from Sunnyvale, CA and their Roominate inspirational toy business, in which Mark Cuban invested in during Season Six.

A duo from Dallas, Texas pitch their eclectic sock of the month club subscription while standing in their boxer shorts, but will Sharks jump in feet first? Two men from Tulsa, Oklahoma offer the Sharks an investment opportunity in their unique line of wooden bowties, lapel accessories and men’s fedoras; an entrepreneur from Springdale, Maryland has a valet and garage parking app that enables users to pay in advance by credit card; and Nashville-based parents tout the benefits of their grippy balm that keeps eyeglasses from slipping. And in a follow-up segment on several of Kevin O’Leary’s previous deals, we see how he is leveraging the success of his investments including Bottle Breacher, Wicked Good Cupcakes and Honeyfund into brands to celebrate a wedding couple on Nantucket, with Mr. Wonderful officiating for the Happy Couple.

The Sharks in this episode are Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, Daymond John, Lori Grenier and Guest Shark Troy Carter.

Show Summary: “Shark Tank,” the critically acclaimed reality showthat has reinvigorated entrepreneurship in America, has also become a culturally defining series. The recipient of the 2015 and 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Structured Reality Program, the business-themed show returns to the ABC Television Network for its seventh season.

The Sharks — tough, self-made, multi-millionaire and billionaire tycoons — continue their search to invest in the best businesses and products that America has to offer. The Sharks will once again give people from all walks of life the chance to chase the American dream, and potentially secure business deals that could make them millionaires.

The Sharks are: billionaire Mark Cuban, owner and chairman of AXS TV and outspoken owner of the 2011 NBA champion 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.

The Entrepreneurs who dare to enter the Tank must try to convince the Sharks to part with their own hard-earned cash and give them the funding they desperately need to turn their dreams into million dollar realities. All of the good, bad, emotional and even absurd pitches help showcase the “I wish Ihad thought of that” business ideas and products.

But the Sharks have a goal, too — to get a return on their investment and own a piece of the next big business idea. When the Sharks hear an idea worth sinking their teeth into, they’re more than ready to declare war and fight each other for a piece of it.

Three exciting new Guest Sharks will go into the Tank and appear individually alongside four other Sharks in various episodes during the 2015-2016 season. They are: actor/producer/entrepreneur/investor Ashton Kutcher, former Google executive/venture capitalist/tech veteranChris Sacca and entertainment mogul/branding expert/investor Troy Carter.

There will also be specially-themed episodes, including ones where all the products are Made in America, a holiday episode and episodes featuring all millennials and US military veterans. “Shark Tank” episodes will continue to include follow-up stories, allowing viewers the opportunity to see how some investments led to success.