Wednesday, February 3, 2010

"Undercover Boss" - new reality TV show

I'd heard about a new reality television show called "Undercover Boss" that was going to be showing after the Super Bowl, and lately, I've been hearing more commercials about it. The premise interests me, so I'm going to at least give it a try.

A CEO of a company is going to be working undercover with the "regular people" to see what it's like to be in the trenches, and presumably, the company will change weekly. I think this could be really interesting, but I could see how they could just make this a one-dimensional show. I hope they delve into it a bit more, given how much delving you can in the course of one of these shows. I expect we'll see the employees who talk big but don't really perform and the ones who bad-mouth upper management and what a horrible job they do without knowing what exactly they do. I hope there will also be the ones who do their jobs and also have potential get rewarded with a promotion or something when they show they can do more, and I really hope they show those who are doing their job and are really where they should be. There might be nothing spectacular about them that they should be moved up in the ranks, but they do a darn good job at what they do, and they enjoy it. I suspect the majority of people fall under that category, but it would still be nice for the heads of companies to recognize their worth. It's not just about the bad people and the great, unrecognized people, though those are probably the ones that grab the most headlines.

The show is being billed as running right after the Super Bowl, but I suspect that's more true on the east coast. At least in the Los Angeles area, the show is scheduled to air at 10pm on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7.

1 comment:

Sean Yoda Rouse said...

According to both TV Guide and DirecTV, CBS2 is airing "Undercover Boss" at 7 PM.