The Briefcase

2015 • CBS
17 reviews
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Season 1 episodes (6)

1 Bronsons/Bergins
Emotions run high when the Bergin Family from Matthews, N.C. and the Bronson Family from Manchester, N.H. are presented with a life-changing amount of money and a huge decision - to keep, give or share it with the other family. Initially, they think their choice will be straightforward, but after learning about each other lives, they realize it is much more complicated, on the series premiere of The Briefcase.
2 Scotts/Musolinos
When presented with a large sum of money and a life-changing decision, the Scott family from Mechanicsville, Maryland struggles with the choice of keeping the money to ensure they have the funds needed to adopt a child, or helping the Musolinos. The Musolino family from Fuqua Varina, N.C. spends most of the year in different states due to John's fishing job. They see this as an opportunity to secure their children's future and bring the family together, but also wants to help the Scotts realize their dream of becoming parents, on The Briefcase.
3 Wylies/Bailey-Stewarts
A Texas family whose Christian faith has guided them through tough financial times consider how a large sum of money could impact their lives; at the same time, a lesbian couple who took on the responsibility of two children in need are presented with an opportunity to make their dream of having their own baby come true.
4 Matas/Melansons
Featured: a Los Angeles family who are passionate about education and their Mexican heritage have student loans and debt hanging over their heads; and a Massachusetts couple who are raising four children on one income are devoted to helping foster kids.
5 Owens/Aponte-Kassimatis
A couple with huge student loans and two kids discover secrets about each other's finances; at the same time, a family of five from New Jersey face losing their home, which was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy after they had invested time and money in its renovation.
6 Moyas/Vendely-Salgados
Two families who have very different views and lifestyles face the decision of planning for their own future or sharing the money they have been offered. Included: high-school sweethearts who are guided by their faith; and a Miami couple who are dealing with the cost of sex reassignment surgery.

About this show

THE BRIEFCASE 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. The series premieres Wednesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Ratings and reviews

17 reviews
Landon Boyer
July 28, 2015
It's not a good show
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Deborah Hillman (blue eyed lady)
June 27, 2015
This show makes u think
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Tommy Jones
June 4, 2015
Just watching it the first time...hooked.
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