If you work for a large corporation, keep your eyes peeled for any newbie employee that looks out of place. CBS has just renewed Undercover Boss for a second season.
A reality series, Undercover Boss follows high-level chief executives as they slip anonymously into the rank and file of their companies.
The series debuted following the Super Bowl and 38.7 million viewers stuck around to watch. That ranks as the biggest audience to watch a series premiere since 1987 (ABC’s Dolly) and the most-watched debut of a reality series in history.
Thus far this season, Undercover Boss has been averaging 18.74 million viewers with a 7.1 rating for adults 18-49. That makes it this season’s most successful new series. CBS is obviously delighted with the show’s performance and the renewal is a no-brainer.
“We are thrilled with the overwhelming response to the series and how audiences seem to connect to it on several levels,” said Jennifer Bresnan, Senior Vice President, CBS Alternative Programming. “The wish fulfillment of seeing the top boss perform jobs of the rank and file is universal, and the employees’ stories discovered at each company are often relatable and inspirational.”
The current nine episode season of Undercover Boss is expected to wrap on April 11th. CBS hasn’t announced when season two will begin airing but it’s a safe bet that it’ll be on the fall schedule.
What do you think? How long do you think this show will last — two seasons or many years?
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