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Dragons’ Den airs second chance episode January 8

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From a media release:

DRAGONS’ DEN KICKS OFF 2014 WITH BRAND NEW SECOND CHANCE EPISODE ON CBC-TV

  • DRAGONS’ DEN returns with Second Chance episode airing Wednesday, January 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV

DRAGONS’ DEN returns this January to give past pitchers another opportunity to make a deal with the Dragons in the fan-favourite Second Chance episode. Airing Wednesday, January 8 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), the first episode of 2014 features some of the most memorable pitchers from seasons past, as entrepreneurs return to the Den for a second shot at a deal.

In the DRAGONS’ DEN Second Chance special, optimistic entrepreneurs from across Canada enter the Den with their revamped business propositions. Each pitcher has previously faced rejection on DRAGONS’ DEN, but in this episode, they showcase what they’ve learned and try to prove that this time they have what it takes to succeed. With Elvis back from the Yukon, a DIY bidet creator and a couple of aspiring beverage peddlers, there’ll be no shortage of excitement this time around.

Also on the horizon is the 2014 Audition Tour, which kicks off in the New Year. Dates and details will be announced shortly. Aspiring entrepreneurs should start polishing up their pitches now for their chance to appear on a new season of DRAGONS’ DEN.

Additionally, for all the young moguls-in-the-making out there, the Future Dragon Fund Contest is accepting submissions until Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. ET. In this new contest, Kevin O’Leary is awarding $5000 each to ten ambitious grade 11 and 12 students who show promise as current or future entrepreneurs.

Details and regulations can be found online at cbc.ca/dragonsden/futuredragon. Current grade 11 and 12 students can apply by submitting videos explaining why they deserve to win and what they would do with the $5000 prize money. The winners will be announced each Wednesday until mid-March, 2014.

DRAGONS’ DEN is the highest-rated Canadian unscripted program on during the regular television season, with an average audience of more than 1.2 million Canadians each week. In addition to its success on-air, DRAGONS’ DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community averaging more than 650,000 page views per month. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden. DRAGONS’ DEN is filmed at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) and Sundays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tracie Tighe is executive producer and Molly Middleton is senior producer. Dianne Buckner hosts.

New Wednesday: Dragons’ Den holiday special, Republic of Doyle

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Dragons’ Den, CBC
The holiday season has arrived and things are getting festive in the den. In this holiday special, 8 entrepreneurial ventures from across Canada will hope to cash in on the Dragons’ seasonal spirit. Products such as candy cane-themed Christmas lights, luxury dog houses, magnetic board games and the requisite ugly Christmas sweater will have the Dragons feeling jolly.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Brothers In Arms”
Jake crosses paths with a familiar hot headed cop, Jimmy O’Rourke while chasing a super hacker; Mal and Rose negotiate their way to a windfall; Des becomes apprenticed to a slick new Master.

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New Wednesday: Dragons’ Den, Republic of Doyle

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Dragons’ Den, CBC
An electric demonstration has the owner riding circles around the Dragons; a pitch that gives the Dragons a lot to digest; and a business that has its customers drooling. Plus, a pitch that promises to keep the Dragons from running on empty.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Major Crimes”
When an informant of Leslie’s is murdered, she investigates the case with Callum and their partnership takes an unexpected turn. Jake gets involved in Callum’s business with notorious and resourceful Ray Maddox much to his distaste. Tinny’s constable skills are tested on a big case earning her respect from an unexpected source. Guest Stars: Ryan Robbins, Clint Butler, Thom Marriott, Darrin Baker, Jonathan Keltz, Sara Canning, Kate Corbett.

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New Wednesday: Dragons’ Den, Republic of Doyle

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Dragons’ Den, CBC
A second time entrepreneur needs a Dragon partner for some heavy lifting; a natural product causes a stink in the Den; and an exercise pitch stretches a Dragon thin. Plus, a pair hopes for a smooth ride to an investment.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Hook, Line and Sinker”
Jake takes a relaxed fishing trip with Mal and Des only to uncover a murder mystery in the woods with two unlikely hunters. Des helps a shaken hitchhiker who may know more than she’s saying. Rose runs into a notorious frenemy, who has dark plans for Sloan. Leslie and Callum team up on a case. Des keeps a secret from the Doyles which backfires in a surprising development. Guest Stars: Shannon Tweed, Paulino Nunes, Ennis Esmer, Sophie Simmons, Ryan Robbins, Lola Tash, Rachel Skarsten, Mal Dassin.

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New Wednesday: Dragons’ Den, Republic of Doyle

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Dragons’ Den, CBC – “Student Special”
In the Student Special the Dragons show off their best dance moves; an elementary idea targets a mess in the Den; and a high pitched pitch, sneaks by the Dragons. Plus, a pitch shows the Dragons that with hard work, entrepreneurship has no age restriction.

Republic of Doyle, CBC – “Missing”
A memory-addled Jake has must fill in the blanks from the night before when Sloan goes missing and her worried aunt, Patti (Serinda Swan) seeks his help. Mal and Des get tangled up with dangerous thug as Des avoids an awkward confrontation with Tinny. Jake and Leslie come to a crossroads in their relationship and finally make a decision regarding their future. Guest Stars: Serinda Swan, Lola Tash, Matt Bois, Adrian G. Griffiths, Scott McCord