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TCA: CNBC Orders Sports-Betting Reality Show

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CNBC is betting on more reality TV. The network is expanding its reality slate with an order for the new series "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," according to the network. Also read: TCA: Bryan Cranston Teases 'Breaking Bad's' Ending: 'We Hugged It Out' The series will premiere with a one-hour pilot Sept. 10 at 10 p.m. The network has also ordered a second season of "The Car Chasers," which stars Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt
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TCA: CNBC Orders Sports Betting Series ‘Money Talks’

CNBC ordered to series Money Talks which takes viewers inside the world of sports betting and Steve Stevens, a handicapper who runs VIP Sports in Las Vegas. The one-hour pilot will premiere Tuesday, September 10 at 10pm Et/Pt. The network also greenlit the second season of The Car Chasers, one of the first series to launch on the new CNBC Prime. Season two of The Car Chasers premieres Tuesday, October 29 at 10Pm Et/Pt on CNBC. The announcement: “Money Talks” is a docu-soap 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 we follow 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.
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CNBC Prime Gets Mixed Ratings Results

CNBC’s debut Tuesday into primetime reality shows had its ratings ups and downs with Treasure Detectives and The Car Chasers. The newly minted CNBC Prime premiered both shows this week to kick off the business network’s long planned evening rebrand. Debuting at 9 Pm, the antiquities authenticating Treasure Detectives pulled in 279,000 total viewers and 62,000 in the Adults 25-54 demographic on the channel. That’s a jump from the 195,000 total viewers and 49,000 in the demo that watched the 60 Minutes repeat that sat in the slot last week. However, Car Chasers did not fare as well. The series, which follows classic car dealers Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt as buying and selling exotic vehicles around the country, fell double digits from the encore episode of American Greed that aired at 10 Pm on February 26. Earning 210,000 total viewers and 64,000 among the 25-54, Car Chasers was down 25% in audience and 22% in the demo from
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CNBC Greenlights 2 Reality Series For Primetime Block, Adds More To Development Slate

Treasure Detectives and The Car Chasers will premiere March 5 at 9 Pm and 10 Pm, respectively, when the new programming block CNBC Prime kicks off. They will be the first reality series on CNBC, which recently said it was developing a primetime slate featuring reality programming, existing series including American Greed and Crime Inc, and in-house documentaries. “The conflict between fear and greed and buy and sell plays out on our air everyday so there is great opportunity to extend those themes into primetime,” CNBC president and CEO Mark Hoffman said. “Reality is ever-expanding and with our unique content focused on money, CNBC is well-positioned to influence the genre.” Treasure Detectives is a one-hour series featuring fakes and forgeries detective Curtis Dowling, whose team will meet collectors and verify the authenticity of collectibles, artwork and antiquities using innovative technology and street smarts. The Car Chasers, from ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment,
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CNBC Orders Two Series, Developing Four Unscripted Projects

CNBC Orders Two Series, Developing Four Unscripted Projects
CNBC is expanding its current slate, adding its first reality series in primetime, Treasure Detectives and The Car Chasers, to debut next year during CNBC Prime. From Endemol USA, the weekly, one-hour Treasure Detectives features fakes and forgeries detective, Curtis Dowling, and his investigative team as they dig into the history of potential counterfeit items using high-tech science. The ITV Studios America-produced The Car Chasers  -- airing after Detectives -- will follow Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt as they travel the country looking to buy/sell cars. Both series will launch Tuesday, March 5, 2013 beginning 9 p.m. Additionally,

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