CNBC Wants That Reality-Show Money

NEW YORK - APRIL 19: Dancer Diane Passage attends the 2010 Etoile Awards at James Cohan Gallery on April 19, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) Photo: Jason Kempin/2010 Getty Images

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.