I think I speak for all of us when I say the general public is getting sick of reality TV. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve watched just as much Apprentice and Survivor as the next person. And I may or may not still watch Project Runway. And there’s something about the Kardashians, Honey Boo Boo, and The Bachelor that makes me question if there’s still hope for humanity?
But now there’s a brand new show out that might just change our minds about that. Recently army veteran Dave Bronson became a reality TV star on a brand new CBS show, The Briefcase.
The show presents a family in need with a briefcase stuffed with $101,000 in cash and also a choice: to either use the money themselves or give it away to another struggling family. Little do the contestants know, the other deserving family is also being presented with their own briefcase of cash and identical instructions. Pretty intense.
As you can imagine, the show has all the drama and emotional rollercoasters of classic reality TV, but this time it’s with a compassionate twist. And with stars that all have compelling stories to tell. Bronson himself lost his left leg to an explosion in Iraq. Since returning from the warfront, he’s struggled with both the physical and emotional challenges of his ordeal but has also taken the time to reach out to other veteran amputees coping with PTSD
When asked about his experience on The Briefcase, Bronson said, “My wife and I learned that putting yourself in another family’s shoes and seeing their struggles is a huge eye-opener. We’re happy we got to take part in such an amazing experience.
The Briefcase airs on CBS on Wednesday, May 27. Be sure to check out the trailer above! You can also read more about the Bronsons and their story in this exclusive interview.