CNBC today announced the network has greenlit an all-new season of Money Court, an unscripted original series focused on financial feuds.
Set to premiere early next year, the primetime series features entrepreneur, investor and Shark Tank co-host Kevin O’Leary (Mr. Wonderful), joined by new co-host, entrepreneur and Skinnygirl founder and CEO Bethenny Frankel, as they weigh in on and resolve a wide range of business disputes and chart a path forward. This season, O’Leary and Frankel settle money issues and dilemmas that every small and expanding business faces.
“The economy has gone through an unprecedented transformation over the last three years, no sector was left unscathed. Out of the turmoil a new digital economy has emerged that may prove to be even more productive than its predecessor. For small and large businesses alike, there has been a lot of dislocation and dispute on which way to go forward and those cases find their way into Money Court,” O’Leary said in a statement. “It’s fascinating television to watch, highly entertaining and very informative. There has never been a better time to provide a platform like this and I’m proud to be part of it.”
Frankel takes over for Katie Phang, a season one co-host who now leads her own cable news show spanning MSNBC and Peacock, as well as former Miami Dade County Court Judge Ada Pozo.
“Kevin and I have entirely complementary skill sets, experience and expertise. This makes these verdicts so comprehensive and effective,” said Frankel. “We really are saving small and large businesses alike. Our sum is greater than its parts. There is nothing like this on television—and America needs a show that exhibits how to resolve business conflict in a creative, tactical, strategic and methodical manner.”
CNBC primetime content chief Denise Contis added, “Kevin and Bethenny are the ultimate team of arbitrators. Their perspective and business expertise will not only deliver resolution, but will also provide enormous value that entrepreneurs can apply to their own businesses.”
Season 1 aired last summer and ran six episodes Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET.