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CNBC Begins Work On Reality Shows

CNBC is beginning production on the first of seven reality shows in development that signal a new direction in its prime-time programming.

"The network’s daytime identity has always been clear: business news and talk," writes Brian Stelter. "But its prime-time identity has been more muddled, with a mix of repeats, documentaries and low-rated talk shows." The network hopes to address that issue by airing reality shows with a common thread of "money" -- among them "Fakes and Forgeries," about art investigators -- beginning in Q1 of 2013, according to Stelter.

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