Review: ‘Take the Money and Run’ Poised to Steal Time Slot; Premieres Tonight at 9 on ABC

The premise is astoundingly simple and fresh: two civilians are given custody of a briefcase, the contents of which represent $100,000 and have one hour to hide it anywhere in a metropolis (the City of San Francisco, in tonight’s premiere). Then, after 48 hours have passed, if the briefcase is still where the civilians hid it, they receive the grand prize of $100,000. That’s a whopping $50,000 each and all they have to do is hide a briefcase for two days.

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Reality Competition ‘Take the Money and Run’ Premieres April 14 on ABC

From the producers of “The Amazing Race” and the “CSI” franchise comes an entirely new heart-stopping competition show, “Take the Money and Run.” The six-episode unscripted series will premiere Thursday, April 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Combining all the elements of an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people in different locales trying to outwit legitimate professionals, “Take the Money and Run” is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level. The cat and mouse format will pit everyday people against real life law enforcement for a $100,000 prize.

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