Budding entrepreneurs get the chance to bring their dreams to fruition in this reality show from executive producer Mark Burnett. They present their ideas to the sharks in the tank -- five titans of industry who made their own dreams a reality and turned their ideas into lucrative empires. The contestants try to convince any one of the sharks to invest money in their idea. When more than one of the sharks decide they want a piece of the action, a bidding war can erupt, driving up the price of the investment.
Steve Harvey hosts this seed-funding competition reality series in which two budding entrepreneurs go head-to-head to win over a live studio audience to fund their ideas, products or companies. In each episode, the audience represents the customer, with their vote determining the winner. Following the pitches, and before Steve Harvey reveals the results of the vote, one of the entrepreneurs receives the option to cash out and walk away for a lesser amount, forgoing the opportunity to win the whole cash prize for that round.
Some inventions make lots of money for the people who create them, but others are less successful and eventually given up on by their inventors. In this series, some of those unsuccessful products are given a second chance to gain popularity. Engineers scour the country in search of items they think can make it big. They then locate the inventors, giving them resources and advice that can help take the products to the next level. After building, testing and perfecting the products, the inventors are given the opportunity to pitch their improved products with the ultimate goal of getting them on the market -- giving the inventors a second chance at making millions from their ideas.
"Adventure Capitalists" can succinctly be described as "Shark Tank" for outdoor enthusiasts. In each hourlong episode, hopeful entrepreneurs pitch the investors -- the titular "adventure capitalists" -- their ideas for new outdoor products. The investors then head out into the world, going on expeditions through a variety of challenging terrains, to experience the products firsthand to see if they live up to the entrepreneurs' claims. If the tests are successful, the potential backers can choose to make a large investment in each product. The investors who have the option to change the entrepreneurs' lives include former NFL player and TV host Dhani Jones, former Olympic skier Jeremy Bloom and American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson East.
Fans get an up-close look at the steamy relationship of married red-hot couple singer Jessie James Decker and NFL wide receiver Eric Decker, along with their growing family. Jessie is busy juggling her music career and expanding businesses, while Eric tackles the fast-paced, demanding life of a professional football player. The Deckers adapt to every new journey and major milestone in life together, from marriage, children, moving teams, and planting new roots wherever they go. With these constant changes, their commitment to family, fun and one another always prevails.
Since launching "The Profit" in 2013, serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis has expanded his portfolio of businesses significantly, having invested in a number of companies on the series. Now, he's searching for a partner who can help him manage his rapidly expanding empire. To find that person, Marcus is sticking with the same format that has led to his business expansion: a reality show. Although thousands of hopefuls from across America applied for the position, only 10 people have been invited to Chicago to take part in the final interview process, which plays out over the course of five episodes of "The Partner." At stake for the contestant who ultimately emerges victorious is the aforementioned role with Lemonis' company, which includes a $500,000 contract and an equity stake in the enterprise. Lemonis says he is looking for someone with the same drive and passion as the entrepreneurs with whom he has partnered.
Growing up with a famous parent isn't easy, as the children often have to work hard to emerge from their parents' shadows and gain independence -- especially if they want entertainment careers of their own. "Growing Up Hip Hop" documents the lives of a tight-knit group of friends, most of whom have at least one parent who is famous. Angela Simmons, the daughter of Run-D.M.C.'s Rev Run, is a model and fashion designer; Romeo Miller has followed in the footsteps of his father, Master P, in becoming a musician; entrepreneur Damon "Boogie" Dash is the son of former record executive Damon Dash; singer Kristinia DeBarge, the daughter of James DeBarge, struggles to choose between family and fame; TJ Mizell, a DJ whose father was Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, views Angela as family since both of their dads were in Run-D.M.C.; and aspiring singer Egypt Criss gets her talent from both mom and dad -- Pepa from Salt-N-Pepa and Treach from Naughty by Nature.
Atlanta has become a hotbed for hip-hop music, and it is the setting for this reality series that explores what life is like for a tight-knit crew of friends, many of whom have family members who are well-known in the hip-hop community. Shad Moss -- better known as Bow Wow -- returns to Atlanta to release his first album in several years, which he intends to make his swan song before bowing out of the industry so he can focus on raising his child and dealing with other personal issues. Mentoring him are surrogate fathers Snoop Dogg and Jermaine Dupri. Hoping to step out of their parents' famous shadows are members of Bow Wow's ATL crew, including Dupri's daughter Shaniah Mauldin; Reginae Carter, the daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright; T.I. and Tiny's daughter Zonnique Pullins; Brandon Barnes, the son of hip-hop manager Debra Antney and brother of rapper Waka Flocka Flame; and Ayana Fite, the daughter of Beastie Boys mainstay DJ Hurricane and Barnes' cousin.
As chairman and CEO of hospitality company Landry's, Inc., Tilman Fertitta is in charge of a number of nationally known dining and entertainment brands, including Morton's The Steakhouse and Golden Nugget Hotels & Casinos. With these and other businesses under his purview, he has tremendous buying power with an annual budget of $2 billion, and he's looking to use it to help American small businesses highlighted in this series. In each episode, he spends time with two small businesses, sampling their products and getting to know their owners. After sharing his expertise and pushing for improvements to the firms' products, Fertitta decides whether to place a significant purchase order with one of the companies, both or neither. When Fertitta chooses a company with which to place an order, it can transform not only the business but also its owners' lives. Failure to secure an order from Fertitta, on the other hand, could be the end of the road.
There are cultural differences between England and America in many respects. But that doesn't stop British socialites like Caroline Stanbury from running in similar social circles with American expats, including Juliet Angus and Marissa Hermer, who enjoy a posh London lifestyle. The women adhere to the city's unwritten rules that one's reputation is everything and respect is not easily earned. Also featured on the docuseries is Julie Montagu, an Illinois native who is married to the heir to the Earl of Sandwich.