Last year, CBS aired two Undercover Boss episodes featuring celebrities Darius Rucker and Marcus Samuelsson. They served as the “backdoor” pilot for the new Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition TV show. Can this star-powered version make it as a whole new show, or would it be best as an occasional special? Will Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned. *Status update below.
Just like the original CBS reality TV series, on Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition, the cameras follow someone going undercover. In the new show though, instead of investigating their own businesses, the celebrities are looking for talent in their respective fields of expertise. Celebrities in the first season include Gabby Douglas, Idina Menzel, Bethany Mota, and Deion Sanders. The format employs state-of-the-art disguises, including wigs, makeup, and prosthetics which can take two to three hours to apply.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly in the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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Note: These are the Live + Same Day Ratings which include “live” viewing plus delayed DVR viewing, up until 3am local time that same night. Ratings marked with an “*” are the fast affiliate ratings and will be updated with the Live+SD numbers when they are made available. Typically, networks get paid for C+3 ratings which includes DVR viewing within three days of the original airing when commercials are watched. Those numbers are rarely released to the press.
What do you think? Do you like the Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition TV series? Should CBS cancel or renew this TV show for season two?
*Update: CBS may order another season of the celebrity version down the line but, at least for now, Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition is finished.