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MCMILLION$
Air Date: Monday, February 03, 2020
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on HBO
Episode Title: (#01/101) "Episode 1"
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Episode 1

Debut date: MONDAY, FEB. 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT)

In 2001, FBI Agent Doug Mathews of the Jacksonville, FL branch clocks an intriguing post-it note that piques his interest. The anonymous tip speaks of a con surrounding the much-beloved McDonald's Monopoly game and a mysterious mastermind behind it all: a man going by the moniker of "Uncle Jerry." With the help of McDonald's employee Amy Murray, the investigation, codenamed "Operation Final Answer," prompts Agent Mathews to propose an unorthodox undercover sting involving a video production crew. The operation tests nerves but leads to an early breakthrough in what promises to be a bizarre but unforgettable case.

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MCMILLION$ (HBO)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/3/20 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2020)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
limited series
DESCRIPTION:
(from HBO's press release, January 2020) McMILLION$, the six-part documentary series, is the incredible true story of how $24 million-dollars was stolen from the McDonald's Monopoly game of the 1990s, the mystery mastermind behind the scam and the intrepid FBI agents on his trail. For over a decade, McDonald's fast-food empire awarded prizes in its Monopoly promotional game tie-in, unaware that the biggest winning tickets were being stolen and sold to undeserving winners through a complex web of family and friends who became co-conspirators. An anonymous tip to the FBI in 2001 triggers a far-reaching chain of events that will come to include dogged and unorthodox investigative work, undercover sting operations and dirty dealings by shifty ex-cons with ties to the mafia. The series unfolds with suspense and improbable hijinks as it unravels the twisted threads of the fast-food fraud and reveals the real-life characters for whom a winning ticket was too good to turn down, and who hoped they could get away with stealing from Ronald McDonald.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Archie Gips as EP
· Brian Lazarte as DIR
· James Lee Hernandez as DIR
· Mark Wahlberg as EP
· Stephen Levinson as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Unrealistic Ideas