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CNBC Expands Primetime Lineup With Three New Shows, Renewals

CNBC is starting off the new year with a primetime expansion, announcing on Tuesday three new series, three renewals and seven projects in development.

“It’s an exciting time for CNBC as we build our primetime brand, grow our audience and draw in an even younger crowd,” Jim Ackerman, CNBC’s exec VP of primetime alternative programming. “The world of business will always be a great backdrop for storytelling and we’re committed to serving up more titles and characters that capture the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us.”

The network’s three new series are “Byob: Be Your Own Boss,” premiering on Feb. 27, “Staten Island Hustle,” which is coming in spring and “Deadly Rich,” which will air in summer. “Byob” will follow small-business expert Dennis Mulhannon as he helps people become their own boss in a week by buying their dream business. “Staten Island Hustle” centers on a group of life-long friends and investors from Long
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American Greed, Billion Dollar Buyer, The Deed: CNBC Renews Four TV Shows

CNBC has renewed four TV shows for an additional season. Billion Dollar Buyer, with Tilman Fertitta, has been renewed for season three. The Deed, with Sydney Torres, and The Deed: Chicago, with Sean Conlon, have each been renewed for a second season. Meanwhile, American Greed has scored a season 12 renewal. Check out the CNBC press release, for more details.. Read More…
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CNBC Summer Lineup Rich on ‘Millionaires,’ ‘Investors’

CNBC Summer Lineup Rich on ‘Millionaires,’ ‘Investors’
Greed and the idyllic lives of millionaires are spotlighted in CNBC’s summer primetime lineup.

The lineup, announced Thursday, includes new shows “Blue Collar Millionaires,” “West Texas Investors Club” and “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor.” New episodes of “American Greed” were also announced.

“In primetime, we have built a distinct brand where business and entrepreneurism take centerstage,” said Jim Ackerman, senior VP of primetime alternative at CNBC. “It’s a great backdrop for storytelling, and our continuous growth tells us these programs are resonating with viewers.”

Docu-series “Blue Collar Millionaires” profiles big personalities who’ve gotten rich by getting their hands dirty. Eight half-hour episodes follow men and women who, at the end of a hard work day, drive home in sports cars to their sprawling mansions. It premieres July 15 at 10 p.m. on CNBC.

“West Texas Investors Club” takes place deep in the heart of Texas, where self-made multimillionaires
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'Nebraska' Review: 10 Things to Know About Alexander Payne's New Drama

While we all wish that those ridiculous pop-up ads and promotional flyers claiming we've won a prize were actually real, they're always bogus. Yet, there comes a time in an aging man's life when the chance to be rewarded, and to achieve what you never did, conjures an unrelenting hopefulness, which a scam -- no matter how blatant -- could ever extinguish.

In Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," Woody Grant (Bruce Dern) is that aging man, one who receives a certificate in the mail claiming he's won a million-dollar sweepstakes. Resolute in claiming his prize, Woody leaves his home in Montana for Lincoln, Nebraska -- even if it means walking there.

His wife (June Squibb) can't handle Woody's stubborn antics, so she calls her two sons David (Will Forte) and Ross (Bob Odenkirk) to help her out. When they fail to hammer any sense into Woody, Dave reluctantly decides to entertain
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