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"Take the Money and Run" (ABC TV show) is a reality competition series that combines all the elements of an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people in various locales outwitting high-level investigators, this is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level. The cat and mouse format will pit investigative professionals vs. everyday people trying to win a weekly $100,000 prize.

In each episode, two players as a team
"Take the Money and Run" (ABC TV show) scene with Zen Gesner
Take the Money and Run (ABC TV show) scene with Zen Gesner
are given one hour to hide a briefcase containing $100,000. Once that time is up, they're taken into custody by local police detectives and brought to investigative headquarters. Over the next 48 hours, the detectives will work with professional interrogators – Detective Paul Bishop and Deputy District Attorney/best-selling author Mary Hanlon Stone – to combine efforts and determine the location of the briefcase. All they'll have to go on are cell phone records, any receipts, and the GPS coordinates from the players' car. The rest will be learned from two days and nights of grueling interrogations and extensive field work. If the two detectives are able to locate the briefcase within the 48 hours, they'll get to keep the money. If not, the two players will keep the $100,000.

Detective/best-selling author Paul Bishop is a high ranking detective specializing in Sex Crimes for a major metropolitan police department on the west coast, where he has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. He has written numerous novels, as well as scripts for feature film and episodic television. Deputy District Attorney and best-selling author Mary Hanlon Stone attended the University of Michigan Law School, then moved to California to join the District Attorney's Office, where she specialized in domestic violence and sexual assault prosecutions. Her novel, "invisible girl," was inspired by the courage of the young girls she has met through her work.

"Take the Money & Run" is produced by Profiles Television LLC and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and distributed in the U.S. by Horizon Alternative Television. Executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Philip Morrow. KristieAnne Reed and Mark Dziak are co-executive producers.

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Network: ABC
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: August 2, 2011
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Profiles Television LLC
Jerry Bruckheimer Television

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terry says:
I am trying to find out how to be a contestant on take the money and run. If someone could point me the right way I would appreciate it Thanks Terry

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