CNBC offers up unscripted trio for summer slate

Three unscripted series will make their debut on the U.S. business news net this summer, including West Texas Investors Club, Make Me a Millionaire Inventor and Blue Collar Millionaires.
June 12, 2015

American cable net CNBC is rolling out a trio of unscripted series this summer, previously announced earlier this year and all with a business bent.

In addition to the renewal of American Greed, the business news net will debut Blue Collar Millionaires from FremantleMedia-owned 495 Productions on July 15 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The 8 x 30-minute series follows men and women who have made millions through a combination of “guts, grit and a can-do mind-set,” according to the network. 495′s SallyAnn Salsano, Joel Zimmer and Pam LaLima exec produce.

West Texas Investors Club, meanwhile, debuts August 4 at 10 p.m. EST/PST and follows self-made millionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam as they find suitable entrepreneurs to bestow hard-won wisdom and funding upon. Charlie Ebersol, Mike Lanigan and Jason Henry exec produce the eight-episode series for the Ebersol Lanigan Company.

Lastly, Make Me a Millionaire Inventor from Objective Productions and All3Media America premieres on August 12 at 10 p.m. EST/PST. The six-episode series sees top engineers travel across America to find inventions that have never made it past the drawing board but are worthy of bringing to life. The inventors behind the ideas are then given the opportunity to take the products from the dream stage to reality. Stephen Lambert, Eli Holzman, Jimmy Fox and Nick Parnes are executive producers.

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