When describing the eighth season of ABC’s entrepreneurial series Shark Tank, Mark Cuban has just one word for fans: beer. He reveals that this season’s products pitched to the sharks include “lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of beer.” The outspoken moneyman and mentor also teases that “you’re going to see the sharks get drunk.” And of the six sharks who will appear together on this season’s stage, Cuban reveals that QVC Queen Lori Greiner the funniest “Drunk Shark” saying, “She cannot hold her liquor at all. Literally, she about fell asleep.”
Shark Tank returns on Friday, Sept. 23, and when Cuban answered our “5 Questions,” the billionaire businessman shared a few of his winning faves.
1. If your TV carried just three shows or networks, what would they be?
Other than Shark Tank, right? Billions, The Walking Dead and I gotta pick one of mine, it’s called The World’s Greatest Tribute Bands on AXS TV.
2. What are three foods that you have to have in your fridge or pantry?
There’s a company called Alyssa’s that makes Alyssa’s Healthy Cookies. They’re big cookies. Eight of them, 362 calories, lots of fiber, low net carbs. Disclosure, that’s one of my companies. Barbecue protein chips. And fat-free Reddi-wip because the whole can’s only 185 calories and I walk around with my son and he’s 6. I’ll say, “You ready?” He’ll tip back his head and I’ll squirt the whipped cream into his mouth.
3. Tell us about a time when you were completely starstruck.
I have two: Paul McCartney and Sylvester Stallone. With Sylvester Stallone, I sat like 20 feet away trying to get my courage up to go and say hi and he was obviously great. And with Paul McCartney, I walked by, and he recognized me, so that was like the best thing ever. My friends were in shock, like, “Paul McCartney just recognized you?!?” So that’s my best celebrity story.
4. What’s a movie you can watch over and over again?
Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle. I love stupid movies. The stupider the better.
5. You’re a well-known sports fan. When did your fanaticism start?
I can’t remember a moment when I didn’t love sports, baseball first and then basketball. I thought I was going to be really good at both.
Shark Tank > ABC > Fridays at 9pm ET/PT 8pm CT, beginning Sept. 23