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CNBC Announces Special Early Premiere of ‘The Profit’ Wednesday, October 28 Following GOP Debate


All-New Extended Episode to Debut Following CNBC's "The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote"

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — October 22, 2015 — CNBC today announced a special early premiere for the network's hit series "The Profit." The all-new extended episode will debut with limited commercial interruption on Wednesday, October 28th following CNBC's "The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote."

The first of thirteen original episodes, the premiere will then air as originally announced on its regular day and time beginning TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3 at 10PM ET/PT. Each one-hour episode of "The Profit" follows serial entrepreneur and investor Marcus Lemonis, who puts his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling businesses across the country.

In the Tuesday, October 28th episode, Marcus visits Bentley's Corner Barkery, a small chain of natural pet food stores in Chicago growing too quickly for its own good. If Marcus can't help the husband-and-wife owners sharpen their focus and strengthen their execution, this business could go to the dogs.

Some of the small businesses featured in upcoming new episodes include (*alphabetical order; air dates to be announced)

  • Bentley's Corner Barkery – Chicago, IL
  • Betty's Pie Whole – Encinitas, CA
  • Da Lobsta – Chicago, IL
  • Farmgirl Flowers – San Francisco, CA
  • Kensington Garden Rooms – El Dorado Hills, CA
  • The Blues Jean Bar – Aspen, CO
  • Vision Quest Lighting– Ronkonkoma, NY
  • Wick'ed Candles – Burbank, CA

As always, fans of "The Profit" can also look forward to "Progress Reports" on businesses previously featured on the series, including Standard Burger (Staten Island, NY), Amazing Grapes (Margarita, CA), Shuler's BBQ (Latta, SC), ASL Signs (Surfside Beach, SC), The Lano Company (Kansas City, MO) and The Simple Greek (McMurray, PA) formerly known as My Big Fat Greek Gyro. Viewers will find out who is faring well … and who may be saying farewell.

When Marcus Lemonis isn't running his multi-billion dollar company, Camping World, he goes on the hunt for struggling businesses that are desperate for cash and ripe for a deal. In each episode, Lemonis makes an offer that's impossible to refuse; his cash for a piece of the business and a percentage of the profits. And once inside these companies, he'll do almost anything to save the business and make himself a profit; even if it means firing the president, promoting the secretary or doing the work himself.

Since "The Profit" first premiered, the Chairman and CEO of Camping World and Good Sam Enterprises, has invested more than $30 million of his own money in the companies featured on the series.

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"The Profit" is produced for CNBC by Machete Productions with Amber Mazzola serving as executive producer. Jim Ackerman and Luke Bauer are the executive producers for CNBC.

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