From a media release:
Dragonsâ€™ Den Update Special airs Feb. 29, 2012 on CBC Television
Well into its sixth successful season, DRAGONSâ€™ DEN is leaving the Den to catch up with memorable entrepreneurs who once braved the Den. The special update show airs Wednesday, February 29 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television.
After the studio lights and cameras shut off, the lives of the Denâ€™s entrepreneurs can take many different paths. This special edition of DRAGONSâ€™ DEN will take you across the country to reveal whatâ€™s happened to your favourite pitchers, track down the most memorable disasters and catch up with some of the biggest success stories in the showâ€™s history.
Tune in to see which pitchers from this season have already cashed in their Dragon cheques â€“ including a 17-year-old racecar driving sensation, a pair of chocolate candy legends, a mother of three with a childrenâ€™s teaching tool and a deal-a-day website that became the quickest exit in DRAGONSâ€™ DEN history.
Get an inside look at what happened to fan-favourite businesses that got thumbs down from the Dragons â€“ from birch-sap beverages, ethical shoes and a smoked-meat deli on wheels, to an all-female auto-repair shop, Ukrainian vodka and a small cinema with a big dream. Some ventures have achieved amazing success, others werenâ€™t so lucky.
Also, see how a real-life phenomenon known as â€œThe Dragonsâ€™ Den Effectâ€ has been sweeping the nation â€“ a local cereal from B.C.â€™s Sunshine Coast is now a multi-million dollar hit, an eco-friendly moving-box company out of Vancouver has become a franchise empire and a small perfume business from Nova Scotia is providing a big boost for farmers in Afghanistan.
As a special bonus, youâ€™ll get exclusive commentary from the Dragons who provide their opinions and insights on these fascinating stories throughout the show.