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American Greed Season 13: Premiere Date, Cast, Host, Recap, Update

July 11, 2019
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The series ‘American Greed; is known by several names. Some of them are ‘American Greed: Scams, Scoundrels, and Suckers’ and ‘American Greed: Scams, Schemes, and Broken Dreams’. It is a primetime series that airs on CNBC. The subject matter for the show includes high-profile corporate and financial crimes that shocked the nation. The show is created by the Kurtis Productions based in Chicago. Each scenario in the program is explained by means of a narrator, the role of which is served by Stacy Keach Jr. The first season of the show premiered on June 21, 2007. Sharon Barrett and Charles Schaffer serve as its executive producers.

American Greed Season 13 Cast: Who’s in it?

The host of ‘American Greed’ is Stacy Keach Jr. Over the course of his career, he has often played the role of a private detective or someone serving in law enforcement. So, him narrating a series about crime seems a role befitting him. With an impeccable career in the theatre, he is a winner of multiple awards owing to his stage performances. He is a recipient of a star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame and has received a Golden Globe nomination for his role of detective Mike Hammer, which he has portrayed in a number of movies, TV shows and audio dramas. He is also known for playing the role of prison warden Henry Pope in popular TV series, ‘Prison Break‘. For his role in television miniseries, ‘Hemingway’, he had received a Primetime Emmy nomination and had won a Golden Globe for his performance. His other recent performances include titles like ‘Crowded’, ‘Man With A Plan‘ and ‘The Blacklist‘. He is also a pianist, composer and songwriter.

Recently, he had suffered a mild heart attack while on stage starring in “Pamplona” at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. “I’m going to get back on the horse,” Keach said in an interview. “It was the most bizarre experience of my life, I tell you. I was told I had a heart attack. I had no pain but it was like a fog had rolled in. I am very optimistic that won’t happen again. And I am so grateful to the people of Chicago for asking me back.”

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American Greed Season 13 Plot: What is it about?

In the first episode of season 12 that aired on February 26, 2018, it began with a profile of “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, who illegally increases the price of a life-saving drug by 5000 per cent. Episode 2 aired on March 5, 2018. This episode covers the story of two doctors who are responsible for illegally prescribing opioids that are potentially life-threatening drugs but as long as they are earning millions, they aren’t bothered.

The show on March 12, 2018, introduced a former escort from Florida who conspired to kill her husband for money. She was caught red-handed with the help of her boyfriend. Episode 4 that aired on March 19, 2018, was about Jan Lewan who was found guilty of investment fraud. The next episode aired on March 26th. It was about an Iraq War veteran who was involved in an elaborate scam that involved stealing valuable resources from veterans.

The sixth episode released on April 2nd tells the story of a lawyer in Kentucky who guarantees definite wins for his clientele but little do they know that they’re being lured into Social Security fraud. Episode 7, which was titled Blood Relatives: End of Life Scam aired on April 9th. It shows how a son kills his family to attain the family’s wealth. In Episode 8, that aired on June 18, 2018, the case of Vitaly Borker, a man who threatened to kill his customers, after selling fake designer glasses is shown.

Episode 9 covers the story of Carlos Wanzeler and James Merrill. They made $1.7 billion in an internet scam. The tenth episode covers the story of Kenny Chatman, who ran several corrupt drug rehab facilities in South Florida, stealing millions from drug addicts. The 11th episode aired on August 1, 2018, and the final episode on the 20th. Episodes 13 (The Fake Housewife of Orange County) and 14 (Online Dating Trap) aired on August 27, 2018, and September 3, 2018, respectively.

In the upcoming season, the show will continue focussing on fraud and corruption in business and around money.

American Greed Season 13 Release Date: When will it premiere?

‘American Greed’ season 12 premiered on February 26, 2018. The show currently holds a rating of 8.2 on IMDb. The series has developed a fan base for people who like to keep themselves educated on white collar crimes. It follows somewhat like a true crime documentary, only here, blood is replaced by money and the victims don’t necessarily die, but lose everything they have ever worked for. There is no shortage of frauds and financial crimes, and over the course of twelve seasons, the show has tried to keep its audience updated about the ways in which they have the risk of being exploited by con men.

‘American Greed’ season 13 is all set to premiere on August 12, 2019. We don’t have an episode count for the season, but the episode counts have varied over the years, from six to twelve and more. Moreover, the crimes that are set to be the subject of various episodes are also kept under wraps. This is most probably to keep the surprise factor around. In any case, as soon as we receive more information on the matter, we will update this section.

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American Greed Trailer

You work hard your whole life to earn money to live the life that you want to live. All it takes to ruin that is one moment of carelessness and a lucky fraud. If you don’t want to end up as a subject for an episode of ‘American Greed’, you should watch the series, all seasons of which are available on Hulu. You can also catch the twelfth season on CNBC and YouTube. The trailer for the thirteenth season hasn’t been released yet. We will update this section when that happens. In the meantime, here is the trailer for the twelfth season, if you haven’t yet caught up with it.

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