TLC plans show that sends CEOs to work entry-level jobs at their company.

TLC plans show that sends CEOs to work entry-level jobs at their company.
A new reality TV show on TLC will follow CEOs of major companies as they are demoted to entry-level positions at their own companies. Based on the BBC’s Back to the Floor, Now Who’s Boss? will begin airing in March. The first episode finds “Loews Hotels chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch finds himself working as a housekeeper and bellhop at one of his own hotels,” according to the Hollywood Reporter, and execs at Universal Orlando, Estee Lauder, and California Pizza Kitchen are also scheduled to participate. Six episodes have been ordered from New York Times Television, which is producing the show.

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.