[10/31/16 - 06:45 AM]
Season Two of CNBC's "Billion Dollar Buyer" Premieres Tuesday, November 22 at 10PM ET
Billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back on the hunt for exciting new products and a purchase order from the hospitality mogul could change lives forever.

[via press release from CNBC]


Season Premiere Immediately Following an All-New Episode of "The Profit"

One Deal with Billionaire Hospitality Mogul Tilman Fertitta Turns Small Business into Big Business

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. - October 31, 2016 - Billionaire Tilman Fertitta is back on the hunt for exciting new products and a purchase order from the hospitality mogul could change lives forever. CNBC's "Billion Dollar Buyer" returns for its second season with 12 new episodes beginning Tuesday, November 22 at 10PM ET, immediately following an all-new episode of "The Profit" at 9PM ET.

"Billion Dollar Buyer" introduces promising companies across the country to one of America's most successful businessmen: Tilman Fertitta, Chairman, CEO, and sole shareholder of Landry's, Inc.

Fertitta oversees more than 500 properties and over 50 leading restaurant, hotel, and entertainment brands, ranging from high-end properties like Mastro's and Morton's The Steakhouse, to such mainstream destinations as Rainforest Cafe, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Saltgrass Steak House, and five Golden Nugget Casinos. With an annual supply spend of $2 billion, his buying power is second to none. Now, he's personally scouting the country for the most innovative new products America's entrepreneurs have to offer - everything from food and drink for his restaurants and casinos, to furniture and lighting for his hotels.

In each hour-long episode, Fertitta will spend time with two small businesses, sample their goods, get to know their owners, and assess their compatibility with Landry's, Inc. He'll point out flaws in their product and operations, share his expertise, and push for improvements. In the end, he'll decide whether to place a transformative purchase order with one of the companies, both, or neither.

This season, Fertitta is giving a new crop of businesses a chance to be part of his empire (*alphabetical order; air dates to be announced)

· 44 Farms - Cameron, TX

· All American Design Center - Las Vegas, NV

· Brad & Martin - Houston, TX

· DamnDog - New Orleans, LA

· Designer Drains - Montclair, CA

· Desert Creek Honey - Blue Ridge, TX

· Dutch Spirits - Pine Plains, NY

· Evolving Kneads Bakery - Los Angeles, CA

· Face Chairs - Naples, FL & Los Angeles, CA

· Garcia Art Glass - San Antonio, TX

· Jed MalitzV2 - New Orleans, LA

· Kelvin Slush - Brooklyn, NY

· Kismet Cosmetics - Covington, LA

· Lazyjack Press - New York, NY

· Little Waisted - Laguna Hills, CA

· Merrick Seafood - Cape Coral, FL

· Nicolita - Santa Ana, CA

· Pop Brothers - Gulfport, MS

· Real Antique Wood - Irvington, NJ

· Santa Barbara Mariculture Company - Santa Barbara, CA

· SeatNinja, Inc. - Folsom, CA

· Sleek To Chic Interiors - Bedford, TX

· Smart LED Concepts - Fort Lauderdale, FL

· Wizard Creations - Fort Lauderdale, FL

"Billion Dollar Buyer" is produced for CNBC by Endemol Shine North America with David Tibballs and Robin Feinberg as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Luke Bauer are the executive producers for CNBC.

For more information, visit billiondollarbuyer.cnbc.com. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram! #BillionDollarBuyer

About CNBC:

With CNBC in the U.S., CNBC in Asia Pacific, CNBC in Europe, Middle East and Africa, and CNBC World, CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business information to approximately 381 million homes worldwide, including more than 94 million households in the United States and Canada. CNBC also provides daily business updates to 400 million households across China. The network's 15 live hours a day of business programming in North America (weekdays from 4:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and includes reports from CNBC News bureaus worldwide. CNBC at night features a mix of new reality programming, CNBC's highly successful series produced exclusively for CNBC and a number of distinctive in-house documentaries.

CNBC also has a vast portfolio of digital products which deliver real-time financial market news and information across a variety of platforms including: CNBC.com; CNBC PRO, the premium, integrated desktop/mobile service that provides live access to CNBC programming, exclusive video content and global market data and analysis; a suite of CNBC mobile products including the CNBC Apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices; and additional products such as the CNBC App for the Apple Watch and Apple TV.

For more information about NBCUniversal, please visit http://www.NBCUniversal.com.

About Endemol Shine North America:

Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the newly launched global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and now across all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Original Media, True Entertainment and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group's companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Hell on Wheels (AMC), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), The Almost Impossible Game Show (MTV), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin's Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC) and upcoming Hunted (CBS), Superhuman (FOX), and I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime).

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