CNBC Adds More Reality Fare with ‘Restaurant Kickstart’

CNBC Adds More Reality Fare with

CNBC is adding more reality-competition series to its primetime lineup with a greenlight for Shine America’s “Restaurant Kickstart” hosted by Joe Bastianich.

CNBC has also ordered eight more hourlong episodes of “The Profit” (pictured), which revolves around serial entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis’ efforts to save struggling businesses.

“Kickstart” challenges prospective restauranteurs to launch a pop-up restaurant with $7,500 in seed money in the hopes of attracting long-term investors. James Bruce, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, Robin Feinberg and Bastianich are exec producers. Series is skedded to bow in July.

CNBC said it was developing “Restaurant Confidential: New York” with All3Media, a look at competition among Gotham restaurants, and “Hard Money,” with Matador, examining the world of loan sharks and high-risk lenders.

CNBC has also ordered “Filthy Rich Guide,” a chronicle of excess by the wealthy such as over-the-top mansions and parties on private islands. Series hails from Leopard USA with Dave Hamilton and Dan Taberski exec producing.

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