'Shark Tank's' Mark Cuban: 'The most patriotic thing you can do is get dirty, stinking, filthy rich'

Zap2it: What's surprised you about "Shark Tank's" new season, launching Friday, Sept. 14?Mark Cuban: The deals are better. They're more expensive; they're more interesting. Particularly, the entrepreneurs are more prepared. They're not surprised by anything. They come in with a strategy -- how they value their companies, how they interact with us, how they negotiate, how they counteroffer. I can't pull my old tricks anymore.Zap2it: What have you learned?Mark Cuban: That the American dream is alive and well.Zap2it: How do you feel about the concept that business owners shouldn't take credit for what they've built?RELATED: Fall TV 2012's Premiere DatesMark Cuban: It goes both ways. You've got to have help, but at the same time, it comes down to good old American sweat and effort and brainpower. It's great to see the American dream is alive and well. I love, love, love being able to participate. When I buy a company or invest in a...

Fall 2012: Shark Tank Season 4 Premiere

Shark Tank  Season 4 episode 1 airs tonight Friday, September 14 2012 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Episode Synopsis: In the Season Premiere, “Shark Tank” history is made when all five Sharks join forces to make a deal. Also, a recent college graduate from Indianapolis, IN wants to turn inconvenience into opportunity with his ticketless coat check system; a man from Central City, CO wants the Sharks to invest in his belt buckle idea that doubles as a beverage holder; a licensed massage therapist  from Phoenix, AZ takes a stand to reinvigorate the ancient art of body massage ; and two women from Freehold, NJ believe they have a solution to the nationwide epidemic of bedbugs . The Season Premiere, “Episode 402,” airs FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Read More...  

Exclusive Sneak Peek: Watch a Sneak Peek From the Shark Tank Premiere

Ever regret bringing your big winter coat to a bar? Have you lost your coat check ticket and couldn't retrieve your belongings? These are problems that one of many new Shark Tank competitors is looking to solve with his company on the new season of the ABC series.