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CBC's Dragons' Den roars into its sixth season with fiery new investor Bruce Croxon

The Internet Mogul debuts as the newest member of DRAGONS' DEN on September 14 at 8 p.m.

DRAGONS' DEN, Canada's highest-rated entertainment program, returns to CBC Television on Wednesday, September 14 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) with a brand new Dragon ready to scorch - or support - the country's newest crop of would-be entrepreneurs.

Best known as co-founder of the wildly successful Internet dating website Lavalife, Bruce Croxon remains an active investor in new digital ventures as well as owning Vida, a chain of high-end holistic health and wellness spas on the West Coast of Canada.

"Every investor has an eye out for the next big thing. I thrive on the competitive nature in the den and the audience will love the bold, fresh ideas that came out of this season," said Bruce Croxon. "I can't wait to be a part of such a successful Canadian show and watch the drama unfold."

In the sixth season, five Dragons are ready to make or break the dreams of aspiring entrepreneurs:

DRAGONS' DEN is the top-rated Canadian entertainment program on television, and two-time Gemini Award winner for Best Reality Program, with more than 1.5 million Canadians tuning in each week. In addition to its success on air, DRAGONS' DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden. DRAGONS' DEN is filmed at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, ON and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tracie Tighe is Executive Producer and Lisa Gabriele is Senior Producer. Dianne Buckner hosts.

Dragons' Den is...
On the web:
cbc.ca/dragonsden
On Facebook:
facebook.com/dragonsden
On Twitter:
@cbcdragon
@DianneBuckner
@ArleneDickinson
@RobertHerjavec
@KevinOLeary
@bruce_croxon
@JTreliving

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