Back In The Game (CNBC) – Premieres 13th March
A reality show where former baseball player and PED enthusiast Alex “A-Rod” Rodriguez gives former professional sportsman financial guidance.
In the programme Rodriguez meets up with a former player who has gone through all the money they earned during their career, and the goes about helping them become debt free helps and increase their current earnings.
Along with going through the processes of showing the former player their current expenses and how to rebudget. The show also gives a breakdown of how a players career earnings are broken down and the amount that is given in taxes and agent fees. And also how certain investments like buying homes outright during their career helped them get through the cash faster than expected.
After going through the new plan Rodriguez leaves the player for a few weeks, then returns to see how they are doing and to give them a few more pointers. Then by the end of the show the player is then on the way to paying off their debts and getting their new post sports career on track.
The programme itself is a standard financial help show. And even though it has some interesting angles showing how sportsman post career can shape up, Rodriguez himself seems like he doesn’t want to be there and it does feel a bit dragged out for a 45 minute show.