CNBC is yet to renew Cleveland Hustles for season 2

The release date for Cleveland Hustles season 2 — Pending

This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Cleveland Hustles season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. CNBC is yet to make a decision on its future. Subscribe to our automatic updates below.

Production info and series format

An unscripted American reality series, Cleveland Hustles debuted on CNBC on August 24, 2016. NBA legend LeBron James and Maverick Carter executive produce the show that hails from Magical Elves and Springhill Entertainment. Borin Bough is the presenter and LeBron James narrates the series.

The show is a new implementation of the panel investment format which has recently become very popular. A panel of financiers selected by James and Carter hears the aspiring entrepreneurs` pitches and decides on which projects to back. The hour-long episodes feature existing small businesses and their expansion plans. The first episodes featured bagel makers set off against a stylist, and a beekeeper facing off against a leather bag maker couple.

Viewership and renewal prospects

The show features people who are willing to invest their money in small businesses and thus revitalize a Cleveland neighborhood desperately in need of investment. The show is positively reviewed, with many of its aspects praised, such as the strongly human element of community support, entrepreneurial spirit and the strong work ethic of the businessmen featured. The series premiere drew an audience of 253,000 viewers, and the second episode on the following week remained just as strong, However, the third episode viewership ratings declined to 177,000, so we need to see how the rest of the eight-episode season fares to be able to predict its future. Stay tuned and we will be sure to bring you the latest relevant info.

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