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CBS: 5/27/2015 - 6/26/2015
25-7 Productions
Sony Pictures Television

The Briefcase was a "controversial" reality competition series featuring hard-working American families who are experiencing financial setbacks who are presented with a briefcase containing a large sum of money (nee $101,000) and a potentially life-altering decision: they can keep all of the money for themselves or give all or part of it to another family in need.


Each week, two families would have 72 hours to learn details about each other's challenging circumstances and make the weighty decision on what to do with $101,000. However, what they don't know is that the family with whom they are considering sharing this financial windfall received an identical briefcase with the same instructions. Throughout their journeys, relationships within both families would be tested and beliefs questioned as they find out what really matters most in their lives and how much importance they place on values such as love, generosity and faith.

Australian Version[]

An equally short-lived Australian version of the show with the same name aired on the Nine Network from June 20 until August 9, 2016.


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Official Website
The Briefcase @ Game Show Garbage