The Partner (TV series)

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The Partner
GenreReality show
Presented byMarcus Lemonis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
Production
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
  • Machete Productions
  • Marcus Lemonis Productions LLC
Release
Original networkCNBC
Original releaseMarch 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)
Chronology
Related showsThe Profit

The Partner is an American reality television show which is broadcast on CNBC. The series features entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis auditioning ten candidates to help run businesses Lemonis has invested in during his other CNBC program The Profit.[1]

Candidates will be auditioned over a six-week period, with one being selected to be Lemonis' partner.[2] The winner will receive a three-year contract including a salary of US$163,000 and a 1% equity stake in Lemonis' portfolio.[3] The series drew comparisons to another business themed reality format The Apprentice.[3]

The series was announced on January 14, 2016 and was originally set to debut in Summer 2016. The series debuted March 7, 2017.

Contestants[edit]

Name Occupation Current Residence Result
Julianna Reed Non-Profit Manager Santa Monica, California Became The Partner
Peilin Pratt Candy Distribution Company Owner Manhattan Beach, California Eliminated Episode Five
Erin Cobb Entrepreneur Seattle, Washington Eliminated Episode Five
Buffie Purselle Tax Practice Owner Atlanta, Georgia Eliminated Episode Four
Chuck Brewer Restaurant Owner Indianapolis, Indiana Eliminated Episode Two
Billy Canu Marketing Director San Diego, California Eliminated Episode One
Carrie Chitsey Technology Consultant Austin, Texas Eliminated Episode One
Michael Graves Boutique Marketer New York, New York Eliminated Episode One
Ricardo Martinez Managing Director Atlanta, Georgia Eliminated Episode One
Stephanie Sievers Credit Union CEO Shreveport, Louisiana Eliminated Episode One

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
1"Ten Candidates, One Partner"March 7, 2017 (2017-03-07)363,000[4]
Marcus interviews ten candidates at Chicago's Drake Hotel and chooses five to move forward.
2"What's Your Story?"March 14, 2017 (2017-03-14)344,000[5]
Marcus tests the character of the candidates.
3"Tripwires & Trapdoors"March 21, 2017 (2017-03-21)315,000[6]
Marcus tests the teamwork of the candidates.
4"A Day in the Life of Marcus Lemonis"March 28, 2017 (2017-03-28)320,000[7]
Marcus tests the candidates' ability to analyze businesses that he is already invested in.
5"People, Process, Product, Partner"April 4, 2017 (2017-04-04)294,000[8]
Marcus asks the final two candidates to analyze a business that he is considering investing in and present their findings and recommendations to him. Following this he selects one candidate as his Partner.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CNBC Greenlights 'Cleveland Hustles' with NBA Superstar LeBron James and 'The Partner' with Marcus Lemonis". CNBC. January 14, 2016. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  2. ^ Marotti, Ally (January 14, 2016). "Marcus Lemonis announces new CNBC show 'The Partner'". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  3. ^ a b de Moraes, Lisa (January 14, 2016). "'The Profit' Host Marcus Lemonis To Star In CNBC Spinoff, 'The Partner' – TCA". Deadline. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  4. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 8, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.7.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 9, 2017.
  5. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 16, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.14.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  6. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 22, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.21.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 23, 2017.
  7. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (March 29, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 3.28.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved March 30, 2017.
  8. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (April 5, 2017). "UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY's Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 4.4.2017". ShowBuzzDaily. Retrieved April 6, 2017.