TV Tango Search


|              FREE: Ask a TV Expert

The Briefcase

The Briefcase

  • Premiered: 
    May 27, 2015
    (Click date to see TV listings for that day)

  • Network: CBS
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Philanthropy/Fundraiser
  • Tags:

Buy This Show on DVD or Watch Online

No DVDs Available
(That We Know Of)
Legal Full Episodes
Not Available Online
(That We Know Of)

Plot Synopsis

THE BRIEFCASE is a one-hour reality series that features hard-working American families experiencing financial setbacks who are presented with a briefcase containing a large sum of money 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. 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. The families include: the Bergins (Matthews, NC); the Bronson family (Manchester, NH); the Wylie family (Rio Vista, TX); the Bailey family (Dorchester, MA); the Scott family (Mechanicsville, MD); the Musolino family (Varina, NC); the Mata family (Boyle Heights, CA); the Melanson family (Hingham, MA); the Moya family (Albuquerque, NM); the Vendely/Salgado family (Miami, FL); the Aponte/Kassimatis family (Union Beach, NJ); and the Owens family (Dayton, OH).
On Friday, June 26, 2015 at 8pm ET/PT, CBS premiered the Season 1 finale of THE BRIEFCASE. In the season ender, the Moyas and the Vendely-Salgados face the decision of planning for their own family's future or sharing the money, even though they have very different views and lifestyles.

Production & Distribution

  • Produced by 25/7 Productions
  • Distributed by Sony Pictures Television