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[06/09/15 - 02:59 PM]
CBS to Send "The Briefcase" to Fridays Following Its Wednesday Run
The series will air Fridays at 8:00/7:00c beginning June 19 on the network.

[via press release from CBS]

THE MATAS AND MELANSONS FACE A DIFFICULT DECISION WHEN THEY SEE SIMILARITIES WITHIN EACH OTHER'S FAMILIES AND MUST DECIDE TO INVEST IN THEIR OWN CHILDREN AND HOMES OR SHARE WITH THE OTHER FAMILY, ON "THE BRIEFCASE," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 17

"Matas/Melansons"- The Matas from Boyle Heights, Calif. and The Melansons from Huningham, Mass. face a difficult decision when they see similarities within each other's families and must decide whether to invest the money in their own children and homes or share with the other family, on THE BRIEFCASE, Wednesday, June 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Meet The Mata Family

Richard: High School Teacher

Esperanza: Special Ed Teacher

Two children, ages 19 and 16

Boyle Heights, Calif.

The Matas are extremely passionate about their Mexican heritage, and they all perform together in a Mariachi band on the weekends. In addition to playing, they run a Mariachi conservatory to teach youth the art in hopes of keeping them off the streets of Los Angeles. Their value of education has driven them into large debt with student loans, and as teachers they often find themselves spending their own money on supplies.

Meet The Melanson Family

Mark: Firefighter

Cara: Stay-at-Home Mom

Four children, ages 14, 11, 9 and 7

Hingham, Mass.

Living on one income with four children is a challenge financially for Mark and Cara, but over the past six years, they've managed to foster multiple children. Their eldest son started the charity "Guys Making Pies" that has raised more than $30,000, and Cara is going back to school to become a lawyer so she can help advocate for foster children.

THE BRIEFCASE is produced by 25/7 Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Dave Broome (Creator and Executive Producer, THE BIGGEST LOSER)
and Faye Stapleton are executive producers.

THE MOYAS AND THE VENDELY-SALGADOS FACE THE DECISION OF PLANNING FOR THEIR OWN FAMILY'S FUTURE OR SHARING THE MONEY, EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVE VERY DIFFERENT VIEWS AND LIFESTYLES, ON "THE BRIEFCASE," FRIDAY, JUNE 19

"Moyas/Vendely-Salgados"- The Moyas and the Vendely-Salgados face the decision of planning for their own family's future or sharing the money, even though they have very different views and lifestyles, on THE BRIEFCASE, Friday, June 19 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Meet The Moya Family

Gabe: Insurance Agent

Krystal: Stay At Home Mom

Six children, ages 9, 7, 5, 3 and 2-year-old twins

Albuquerque, N.M.

Gabe and Krystal Moya are high school sweethearts whose lives revolve around faith and family. The Moya's finances hit rock bottom in 2009, but through all the hard times, they remain positive, feel blessed, and are determined to raise their children with strong faith.

Meet The Vendely-Salgado Family

Amari Vendely: Unemployed

Natalie Salgado: Medical Assistant

Three children, ages 7, 5 and 3

Miami, Fla.

Amari and Natalie's financial situation hit a rough patch when Natalie was laid off from her position as a medical assistant. She has since found another job, but the time unemployed in between jobs took a toll on the family. In addition there will be extra expenses for Amari's transition. He was born female, but after giving birth to two children and living as a woman for most of her adult life, he now lives as a man.

THE BRIEFCASE is produced by 25/7 Productions and distributed by Sony Pictures Television. Dave Broome (Creator and Executive Producer, THE BIGGEST LOSER)
and Faye Stapleton are executive producers.





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[07/23/19 - 05:01 PM]
National Geographic and Deep-Sea Explorer Bob Ballard Announce Expedition to Solve the Mystery of Famed Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart
The ocean search will be conducted aboard EV Nautilus, owned by the Ocean Exploration Trust under the direction of Chief Operating Officer and Expedition Leader Allison Fundis.

[07/23/19 - 02:20 PM]
National Geographic Announces "Mission Oceanx" (w.t.), a Global Cross-platform Television Event
The six-episode series pairs a dream team of the world's greatest ocean storytellers with the most advanced combined exploration and media vessel ever built.

[07/23/19 - 02:19 PM]
Famed Adventurer Bear Grylls Dares a Fresh Slew of Celebrities to Walk on the Wild Side in National Geographic's 10-Part Series "Running Wild with Bear Grylls"
Weekly guests include an extraordinary assortment of celebrities who leave the bright lights and big cities to venture far off the beaten path for a walk on the wild side.

[07/23/19 - 02:18 PM]
National Geographic Celebrates the Work and Legacy of Dr. Jane Goodall in New Two-Hour Special "Jane Goodall: The Hope"
From producer Lucky 8, the special celebrates Goodall's work and explores the ways in which her passion for wildlife has changed the world for the better.

[07/23/19 - 02:17 PM]
National Geographic Announces New Natural History Special "The Hidden Kingdoms of China"
"Stars" of these kingdoms include iconic and charismatic animals - the snow leopard, the giant panda, the Tibetan fox, the golden snub-nosed monkey and a stunning kaleidoscope of jungle creatures.

[07/23/19 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Announces Exciting, Star-Studded Guest Lineup for Reimagined Season of "Brain Games" Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key
Anthony Anderson, Kristen Bell, Jack Black, Mark Cuban, Ted Danson, Tiffany Haddish, Dax Shepard, Meghan Trainor and Rebel Wilson are among the participants.

[07/23/19 - 12:10 PM]
Brand-New Season of "Expedition Unknown" Starring Josh Gates Premieres August 7 on Discovery Channel
This season, Josh Gates connects with innovative researchers and uses cutting-edge technology to tackle history's most challenging mysteries.

[07/23/19 - 12:01 PM]
"The Purge" - USA Network's Thrilling Series from Blumhouse Television and UCP Will Return This Fall
The second season of the anthology series opens on Purge night but dives deeper than ever before in to what the Purge world looks like the other 364 days of the year.

[07/23/19 - 11:11 AM]
Viceland Orders Round Two of "Dark Side of the Ring"
The show's freshman run racked up the best premiere ratings in P18-49 and total viewers (P2+) of any series in the channel's three-year history.

[07/23/19 - 11:04 AM]
NBC's "The 2020 Miss America Competition" Will Be Telecast Live Thursday, December 19
The competition follows 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts toward community service and education.

[07/23/19 - 11:01 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Films Announces New Feature "Sid & Judy" Narrated by Jon Hamm and Jennifer Jason Leigh
The film explores the dramatic career and personal struggles of the talented and tragically short-lived entertainer Judy Garland through rare concert footage, never-heard-before voice recordings and personal photos.

[07/23/19 - 10:53 AM]
Lifetime Turns to True Stories for Latest Greenlights
The network has commissioned four additional hours to the ongoing story of R. Kelly in the follow-up, "Surviving R. Kelly: The Aftermath."

[07/23/19 - 10:00 AM]
"The Little Couple" Returns to Tuesday Nights on TLC
New episodes return Tuesday, August 6 at 9:00/8:00c on the cable channel.

[07/23/19 - 09:30 AM]
Disney Channel Greenlights Original Animated Series "The Curse of Molly McGee" from Disney Television Animation
The series follows Molly, who lives to make the world a better place, and Scratch, whose joy comes from spreading misery. When one of Scratch's spells backfires, he finds himself forever cursed in Molly's presence.

[07/23/19 - 09:20 AM]
"Flip or Flop" Star Tarek El Moussa Gets Deal for His Own HGTV Series
The 14-episode series will feature Tarek as he mentors real estate novices to help them learn the secrets of a successful flip.