CNBC Announces Three Shows Including The Profit

The Profit

On Friday, July 27, CNBC announced new programming additions to its rapidly expanding unscripted primetime slate, including a series order for Money Talks, which takes viewers inside the world of sports betting and Steve Stevens, a well-known handicapper who runs VIP Sports in Las Vegas.

The Money Talks one-hour pilot will premiere Tuesday, September 10 at 10 pm ET/PT. The network also greenlit the second season of The Car Chasers. It was one of the first series to launch on the new CNBC Prime. The second season of The Car Chasers premieres Tuesday, October 29 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC.

Money Talks is a docu-soap about the world of sports betting that follows Steve Stevens, his stable of agents and the clients who risk big dollars in the hope these guys have the expertise to consistently deliver winners.

There’s a lot on the line as the series follows the gamblers who wager a few thousand each week to the whales who routinely make six-figure bets. Money Talks is produced by All3 Media America in association with Turn Left Productions and Lost Tribe Productions.

CNBC also renewed The Car Chasers, a series which takes viewers into the world of car flipping. Jeff Allen, Perry Barndt and the rest of the team from “Flat 12” in Lubbock, Texas are back in action. Watch the action unfold as they travel the country to find, fix and flip some of the country’s wildest rides. The series returns with 16 original half-hour episodes featuring plenty of beautiful cars and transformations.

However, the real focus of the series is on the wheeling and dealing that takes place. The Car Chasers is produced by ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment and Lost Tribe Productions.

Check out this message from “The Car Chasers” team along with a sneak peek at the all-new Flat 12: 

The announcements were made on Friday by Jim Ackerman, CNBC’s SVP of Primetime Alternative Programming:

‘The Car Chasers’ developed a loyal fan base and we’re excited to build off that momentum and grow the show. ‘Money Talks’ takes us deep inside the world of sports betting in Las Vegas. It’s a world that hasn’t been explored in primetime and we’re confident that our viewers will be fascinated by this intimate look at high stakes gambling.”

CNBC Prime’s next reality series, The Profit, premieres this Tuesday, July 30 at 10PM ET/PT on CNBC.

What is The Profit about?

The Profit is CNBC’s latest reality show. If you have a business that’s in trouble and think your management team can survive America’s #1 turnaround artist, then you’re ready for The Profit.

The Profit , the newest addition to the CNBC Prime reality line-up, features self-made multimillionaire and serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis.

When Lemonis isn’t running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal. He’s successfully turned around over 100 companies in the past 10 years.

Now Marcus Lemonis is bringing those skills to CNBC and doing something no one has ever done on TV before … he’s putting over $2 million of his own money on the line. Will he be successful, or will the companies he tries to turn around fail?

In each one-hour episode, Lemonis makes an offer that’s impossible to refuse: his cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. Once inside these companies, he’ll do almost anything to save the businesses and make himself a profit; even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself.

This program promises a lot of drama and fireworks, and is like The Shark Tank on steroids.

The Profit is produced and created for CNBC by The Hochberg Ebersol Company (THE company) in association with Machete Productions. Justin W. Hochberg, Charlie Ebersol and Amber Mazzola are executive producers for THE Company. Jim Ackerman and James Bolosh are executive producers for CNBC.

Written by: Douglas Cobb

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