CNBC Wants That Reality-Show Money

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The business network has hired Jim Ackerman, the man behind VH1 gems like Celebrity Fit Club and Tool Academy to up its trashiness quotient as CNBC's inaugural "senior vice president of prime time alternative programming." Diane Passage's Wall Street Wives still needs a network, the mistresses spinoff is a given, and something tells us Ackerman could get some kids to do some pretty embarrassing stuff for a job.