CNBC Renews ‘Jay Leno’s Garage,’ ‘Filthy Rich Guide’ for Third Seasons

January 17, 2017

CNBC has officially renewed “Jay Leno’s Garage” and “The Filthy Rich Guide” for their respective third seasons, the network announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday.

“Jay Leno’s Garage,” hosted by legendary comedian and “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, explores Leno’s obsession with all things automotive. From classic cars to supercars and everything in-between, Leno hits the road to discover the most exciting, weird and wonderful vehicles ever made and meet the passionate people behind their wheels.

The series is produced by Original Productions, a FremantleMedia Company, and Kitten Kaboodle, with Leno, Philip D. Segal, Sarah Whalen, and Jeff Bumgarner as executive producers. Abby Schwarzwalder serves as co-executive producer for the series. Jim Ackerman and Adam Barry are the executive producers for CNBC.

“The Filthy Rich Guide” catalogues the ways in which the .001 percent spend their money. The series provides an insider look at a world where the party never ends, the cash flow doesn’t stop, and the hi-tech toys are the biggest and most expensive in the world.

It is produced by Cineflix, with Dave Hamilton and Mike Riley serving as executive producers. Ackerman is the executive producer for CNBC.

The network has also ordered a pilot for the new series “Back in the Game,” hosted by baseball great Alex Rodriguez and executive produced by Michael Strahan. The series pairs ex-athletes in serious financial distress with money-savvy mentors who can help them get back on their feet.

It will be produced by SMAC Entertainment and Machete Productions, with Amber Mazzola, Strahan and Constance Schwartz as executive producers.

CNBC will also develop three new shows, starting with “The Fame Economy.” Produced by Whalerlock Industries, with Chris Cowan and Hank Azaria as executive producers, the series explores what it means to be famous and how you can parlay that fame into dollar signs.

Next up is “Ms. Fortune,” the series follows personal finance expert Danisha Danielle Wrighster, who worked her way up from being a struggling single mom to a career as a real estate broker and investor. It is produced by A. Smith & Co., with Arthur Smith, Frank Sinton, and Rupert Dobson as executive producers.

Finally, CNBC will develop “I Got a Guy,” which is produced by Left Hook Media and Endemol Shine North America. Scott Teti and Matt Odgers will serve as executive producers.


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Joe Otterson