[07/23/12 - 02:35 PM] CNBC Announces First Reality Slate "Exploring new formats in primetime allows us to find new ways to attract a broader viewership at night while still appealing to CNBC's highly affluent, educated and influential audience," said Jim Ackerman.
STATUS: previously in development (2013-2014 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: unspecified
DESCRIPTION: (from CNBC's press release, July 2012) FRANCHISED (working title) Produced by Eyeworks USA, with JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Brant Pinvidic serving as Executive Producers. There may be no easier or faster way to start a business than owning a franchise. But steep buy-in fees make it a tough proposition for most. In each episode, "Franchised" gives five deserving contestants - high in qualifications but short on cash - a chance to win a nationally recognized franchise. It's an emotional once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a shot at the American Dream.