Employees will compete for a promotion in CBS pilot from Undercover Boss producers

CBS has ordered a pilot episode for a new competition series from the producers of Undercover Boss that will feature two employees of a company competing for a promotion.

The series “has standalone episodes going behind the scenes at major U.S. companies cooperating with the production,” according to The Hollywood Reporter, which notes that “[u]nlike ‘Boss,’ the as-yet-untitled new show adds a competitive element (which often fuels most broadcast reality shows), and doesn’t require the undercover approach.”

It isn’t framed as a direct spin-off, but seems to me to be a logical follow-up and even a show that could take over for Undercover Boss if it gets too difficult to produce or audiences tire of its formulaic approach.

CBS developing ‘Undercover Boss’ companion series [Hollywood Reporter]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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