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CBS renews 'Undercover Boss' for a second season


Watch out, America. More bosses will be going undercover.

CBS has ordered a second season of its hit freshman reality show, "Undercover Boss." The series shows hot-shot executives spending time in the trenches, pretending to be low-level workers as they get to know their companies on a more intimate level.

Its renewal is no surprise. "Undercover Boss, " which airs on Sunday nights, is the No. 1 new series of the TV season, averaging 18.74 million viewers.

-- Maria Elena Fernandez (follow me on Twitter @writerchica)

Photo: Bill Carstanjen, chief operating officer of Churchill Downs Inc., the corporation known for the Kentucky Derby, goes undercover. Credit: CBS


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I started not to watch this show, I thought it would be nothing more than typical reality TV buffoonery, but, I was pleasantly surprised to find that (seemingly), these companies and bosses really are trying to do the right by their employees and for the customers and the company itself.

I would find it even more interesting if there was a follow-up after 'x' amount of weeks/months to see if the company really accepted the recommended changes and to see what happened to the featured employees.

The show works because the co-workers do not suspect who the boss is. As much as I like the show (and it IS formulaic and soapy with it's sob stories) I think now that it's been broadcast, it will be harder to film as that kind of show as workers may catch on when a new (older usually) employee comes for an entry level position, and they'll play to the camera differently (in case that person's the boss) so the boss won't be so "undercover."


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