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CNBC'S "AMERICAN GREED" - FIRST EPISODE OF SEASON 5 WILL PREMIERE ON JANUARY 19TH

(ALL TIMES ARE IN ET)

The fifth season of "American Greed" will premiere on Wednesday, January 19th at 10pm and will repeat that evening at 1am. Fourteen new episodes (37-50) will air on Wednesdays at 10pm and 1am.

The previous week's show will repeat at 9pm and 12am on Wednesdays and episodes 1-36 from prior seasons will air at 8pm.

AMERICAN GREED

IDENTITY THEFT...CREDIT CARD SCAMS...COUNTERFEITING...SOME PEOPLE WILL DO ANYTHING FOR MONEY...AND WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE HOW FAR THEY'LL GO. CNBC'S AWARD WINNING SERIES "AMERICAN GREED" TAKES YOU DEEP INSIDE THE DARK SIDE OF THE AMERICAN DREAM: WHERE CRIME PAYS WELL, UNTIL YOU GET CAUGHT.

THE FIFTH SEASON KICKS OFF WITH THE SHOCKING STORY OF A BIZARRE DOUBLE LIFE. WALL STREET WIZ STEPHEN TRANTEL, FAMILY MAN AND ONE TIME SUCCESSFUL COMMODITIES BROKER, TURNS TO BANK ROBBING TO SUPPORT HIS "GREEDY" LIFESTYLE.

NARRATED BY EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR STACY KEACH, "AMERICAN GREED" HAS BEEN RECOGNIZED FOR REVEALING THE DANGEROUS DARK WORLD OF FRAUD AND HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF IN THE FUTURE.

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