New Uplifting Reality Show: The Briefcase

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I love a good reality show so I’m excited to share about a new one that premieres tonight, Wednesday May 27th, called THE BRIEFCASE. The show is created by Dave Broome (the man who brought us The Biggest Loser). This is another uplifting series that gives me hope for the human race.

In each episode, two hard-working American families experiencing financial setbacks are presented by the show’s producers with a briefcase containing $101,000 and a potentially life-altering decision: they can keep all of the money for themselves, or give all or part of it to another family in need.

“THE BRIEFCASE is an eye-opening look into what matters most in people’s lives, taking the audience on an emotional roller coaster ride with a shocking ending each week,” said THE BRIEFCASE Creator and Executive Producer Dave Broome. “I’ve been incredibly impressed by just how generous Americans are, even with shrinking paychecks and rising debt, when there’s little left to give.”

Each week, two families have 72 hours to learn details about each other’s challenging circumstances and make the weighty decision of what to do with $101,000. However, what they don’t know is that the family with whom they are considering sharing this financial windfall received an identical briefcase with the same instructions. Throughout their journeys, relationships within both families will be tested and beliefs questioned as they find out what really matters most in their lives, and how much importance they place on values such as love, generosity, compassion and faith.

I think this show is great because it focuses on family values and shows people that life isn’t about money. I love that people are given an opportunity to help others and get a chance to learn about the struggles that others face. It’s a reminder that as hard as things can be for you or I, someone out there is struggling even more.

Will you be tuning in tonight?

The Dovekeepers On CBS

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If you love history you will want to tune in to CBS tonight and tomorrow! THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour limited event series will be broadcast Tuesday, March 31 and Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).

The series stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. I just started reading the book so I am excited that I’ll get to watch the story as well. I love being able to see something I’ve read transformed and play out before my eyes.

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Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets.

THE DOVEKEEPERS will be brought to television from executive producers Roma Downey and multiple Emmy Award winner Mark Burnett (SURVIVOR, “The Voice”), the production team behind the Emmy-nominated 10-hour miniseries “The Bible,” which scored big ratings for the History Channel in March 2013, and the feature “Son of God.”