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CNBC gives OK for two more reality series

January 7, 2013

Posted by Chris Roush

Business news network CNBC has given the go ahead for two more reality series, reports Andrea Morabito of Broadcasting & Cable.

The two shows are “The Family Business Project” and “The Big Fix.”

Morabito writes, “The pick-ups join Treasure Detectives and The Car Chasers, CNBC’s first foray into the reality space, which both premiere Tuesday, March 5.

“In each episode of The Family Business Project, three family-owned companies will compete for a $50,000 cash prize by making their case to a panel of judges, with the winner being selected by a 100-person studio audience. The series is from Embassy Row and executive producer Michael Davies.

“The Big Fix, from executive producer Charlie Ebersol and THE Company, features a fixer of businesses investing his own money to help rebuild companies in trouble. CNBC has ordered eight episodes.

“While the network is focusing on Tuesday nights initially to launch reality series, the long-term strategy is that the network will expand the programming to other nights, said Jim Ackerman, CNBC’s senior VP of primetime alternative programming.”

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