CNBC is getting into the reality business.
“Treasure Detectives” and “The Car Chasers” will be the network’s first reality series and will debut during “CNBC Prime” next year.
“Treasure Detectives” will feature fake and forgery detective Curtis Dowling and his team digging into the history of questionable items using science.
“Car Chasers” will follow Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt as they look to buy and sell cars all over America.
CNBC is also developing four unscripted projects. They will touch on the world of music (“The Next Big Thing”); sports gambling (“Money Talk$”); people getting second chances (“Liquidate Your Life”) and the turnaround king of America (“The Big Fix”).
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," Mark Hoffman, CNBC president, said in a release. "Reality is ever-expanding and with our unique content focused on money, CNBC is well-positioned to influence the genre."
“CNBC is collaborating with some of the most creative minds in reality to develop primetime content that appeals to a broader audience yet still embodies the network's distinct brand and inherent themes," Jim Ackerman, CNBC’s SVP Primetime Alternative Programming, said in the release. "We're looking forward to launching our first two series in March and growing CNBC Prime in the months ahead."
The two reality series will launch Tuesday, March 5, at 9 p.m.