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NASCAR boss almost exposed twice, but Undercover Boss ignores that

Last night’s episode of Undercover Boss followed NASCAR chief marketing officer Steve Phelps, who went undercover because the organization’s actual bosses are too well-known to try to disguise their identity. But even he is well-known, and almost got made twice. But the CBS reality show completely ignored that. I find the show to be pretty …

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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 …

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Donald Trump gets his ass kicked by TAR, Undercover Boss; Life reached 33.8 million

On Sunday, the showdown between three reality series seems to have a clear loser, and it’s Donald Trump and his number-one show in the universe. Celebrity Apprentice 3 lost 19 percent of its viewers ages 18 to 49 from the premiere, in part because the two-hour episode aired against both The Amazing Race and Undercover …

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Undercover Boss’ post-Super Bowl debut makes it the most-watched reality premiere ever

Last night, 38.6 million people watched the debut of Undercover Boss following the Super Bowl. That makes it the biggest premiere of a reality show ever, and the third-best performance for a post-Super Bowl show ever, after Survivor Australia in 2001. (Friends’ 1996 showing is number one, but number three is Survivor All-Stars in 2004.) …

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Undercover Boss is watchable if generic and heavy-handed, and it’s no Dirty Jobs

For the first time in 15 years, a network debuted a brand-new show after the Super Bowl, and it was a reality series: Undercover Boss. (Six years ago, incidentally, CBS debuted Survivor All-Stars, and nine years ago, it was the debut of Survivor Australia, and so many people expected Heroes vs. Villains to follow, but …

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CBS “high on” Survivor 20, Undercover Boss; Amazing Race, Big Brother “continue to succeed”

CBS’ entertainment president Nina Tassler said Saturday she’s “high on” both Undercover Boss, which will be launch after the Super Bowl, and the 20th season of Survivor. She also praised the network’s other reality series, though she didn’t mention Welcome to the Neighborhood. When asked about Survivor Heroes vs. Villains launching before and then airing …

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Undercover Boss debuts post-Super Bowl; Survivor gets anniversary special; Probst’s pilot will air

In 2004, CBS followed the Super Bowl with the debut of the eighth season of Survivor, the first all-star season. The second full all-star season, Survivor Heroes vs. Villains, and the 20th season of the show, will not get that privilege, though it will get two special lead-ins. The network is giving the post-game slot …

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